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.

For more information about AREA, please see our brochure

New! AREA Annual Report 2013 is available HERE

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AREA is a partner in the Leonardo da Vinci project




14/10/2014 - AREA guide on the new F-Gas Regulation

29/09/2014 - F-gas Regulation: time to prepare!

05/09/2014 - AREA cocktail reception @Chillventa

20/06/2014 - Day one of certification on RAC technicians in Africa

16/06/2014 - REAL Alternatives Project - newsletter 2

10/05/2014 - AREA elects a new Board