The European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations (founded in 1972) is the respected voice and lobby organisation of the thermo processing industry in Europe. It incorporates about all relevant European manufacturers of this kind of equipment. CECOF represents the industry's interest vis-à-vis national and European institutions, sets and harmonises national rules, regulations and standards and elaborates technical guidelines. Attractive platforms are provided by organising events and supporting exhibition activities.
Germany (VDMA, Thermo Process Technology Association)
Great Britain (BIFCA)
Poland (individual member)
Romania (individual member)
Switzerland (individual members)
Turkey (individual member)
USA (IHEA)Japan (JIFMA)
The CECOF association and individual members are holding a significant share in the world exports of industrial furnaces, burners and firing equipment: 54% (which corresponds to approx. 4.5 bn € out of if 8.4. bn €) of total world exports in the field of industrial furnaces and burners. CECOF countries are mainly exporting within the European Union (33%), while Asia is the second largest sales market for thermo processing equipment with a share of 26%. CECOF exports to the United States amount to 6%. In 2013, the ten CECOF member states produced industrial furnaces, burners and firing equipment with a value of 5.5 bn € (estimated). The biggest producer is Germany with 32% of the total EU28 production value, followed by Italy (23%), UK (8%) and Austria (8%).