The Voice of European Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Contractors

Welcome to AREA, the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) contractors. Established in 1989, AREA voices the interests of 20 national associations from 17 European countries, representing more than 13,000 companies (mainly small to medium sized enterprises), employing some 110,000 people and with an annual turnover approaching € 23 billion. The average company thus employs 8 people and generates € 1.8 million turnover.

Contractors are the essential link between end users and manufacturers. They design, install and maintain RACHP equipment using every available solution with complete neutrality towards equipment and refrigerants, in the sole aim of ensuring the highest level of reliability, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


AREA is a partner in the Leonardo da Vinci project REAL Alternatives




21/04/2015 - AREA speaks at OEWG 35 (Montreal Protocol) in Bangkok

20/04/2015 - AREA publishes its 2014 Annual Report

26/03/2015 - Industry joint position paper on the Energy Label review

19/03/2015 - REAL Alternative launch webinar, 19 March, 14.00 GMT

16/03/2015 - AREA speaks at ATMOsphere Europe 2015

04/03/2015 - AREA President speaks at PROCLIMATE 2015

27/02/2015 - AREA President speaks at EC conference on heating & cooling


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