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 9,000 companies (mainly small to medium sized enterprises), employing some 125,000 people and with an annual turnover approaching € 20 billion.

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.

For more information about AREA, please see our brochure

AREA Annual Report 2012 is available HERE

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AREA is a partner in the Leonardo da Vinci project




28/03/2014 - AREA participates in the UNEP 17th Joint African meeting on ODS

20/03/2014 - AREA speaks at the 16th European conference on refrigerants

05/03/2014 - AREA participates in expert roundtable

31/01/2014 - How to approach district cooling

27/01/2014 - AREA speaks about alternative refrigerants at AHRI Symposium

18/12/2013 - AREA welcomes agreement on F-gas