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Croatia and Estonia join contractors group AREA

AREA announces the Croatian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Association (CRACA), and the Estonian Refrigeration Association (EKL) as members.

AREA has announced that CRACA and EKL became members on 9th May 2015 on the occasion of the AREA General Assembly spring meeting in Stockholm. AREA now counts 22 members in 19 countries.

CRACA was created 3 years ago with the mission of contributing to the improvement of the HVC&R and heat pump sector in Croatia, where technology and legislation are developing considerably.

CRACA working areas include collaboration with public authorities on regulations and standards, lifelong learning, fgas certification, technical support, international collaboration.

Tonko Curko, President of CRACA, said: “AREA and CRACA share a mission and objectives. AREA is the best forum to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience and also to be at the source of market information.”

EKL counts 30 members and is active on standardisation (Estonian Centre for Standardisation), qualifications (Estonian Qualification Authority) and education (Tallinn Industrial Education Centre).

It also cooperates closely with the Estonian Ministry of the Environment.

After taking part in the AREA autumn meeting last year in Nuremberg, EKL decided to apply for membership. “Membership in AREA will enhance EKL’s international profile”, said Imre Soorand, President of EKL.

“I am delighted to have CRACA and EKL within our membership. AREA’s network continues to grow and now includes 22 member associations spreading over 19 European countries, 18 of which are in the EU”, said Per Jonasson, President of AREA.

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