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The AEB joined the International Roundtable for Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA)


On December 18, 2018, The Association of European Businesses signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the international forum for home appliance producers associations IRHMA.

The International Roundtable for Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA) brings together organisations representing the sector from Europe, the United States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and as from today, Russia, all aiming at bringing sustainable technology solutions for global challenges. 

The roundtable was established back in 2014 and has given the opportunity to key players in the sector to share knowledge and be up to date with the legislative developments in the different continents, as well as to share good practices. 

“We are extremely glad to join our colleagues from all over the world. In a connected and globalised world, AEB sees worldwide cooperation as the only way forward”, said AEB’s CEO, Dr. Frank Schauff.
 “For our members, the Russian Federation is the top export destination for large home appliances from outside the EU. Opening the door of IRHMA for other associations only shows how transparent and I have to say very fruitful our joint debates about energy efficiency, sustainability and innovation are. We have a common goal – to achieve better lifestyles for the society - no matter on which territory and market the manufacturers are active”, noted Paolo Falcioni, Director-General of APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe), who chairs in IRHMA in 2018.