BRUSSELS (Jan. 22, 2013) – Three representatives of the European Commission have agreed to speak to the industry. The conference aims to help European pump manufacturers implement correctly the Ecodesign regulations for water pumps and circulators. The conference will bring together various stakeholders (European Commission, pump manufacturers, CEN Working Group Chairpersons) to discuss openly the implementation of the Ecodesign regulations for water pumps and circulators.

The meeting will take place in Brussels, Belgium on March 7, 2013. The morning session will focus on the general aspects of Ecodesign with one speech by Mr. Gronroos-Saikkala from the European Commission and another by Professor Stoffel from the University of Darmstadt. During the afternoon, two breakout sessions will discuss how to apply the European Commission Regulations for circulators and water pumps. These sessions will look in detail at what is in the Regulations and standards. Mr. Kubiak and Mr. Gonzalez-Alvarez from the European Commission, together with Dr. Bidstrup and Mr. Teepe in their capacity as CEN Chairpersons, will explain which guidelines are available from the European Commission and Europump and explore their content.

Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, was established in 1960. It represents 18 National Associations in 15 EU Member States, Turkey, Russia & Switzerland. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people in Europe. The ever improving performance of liquid pumps increases the productivity of end user sectors and contributes to competitiveness and growth.