Major European manufacturers of thermostatic valves and residential controls have banded together to form an association to provide them with a single voice in Brussels.
Part of eu.bac, the European Building Automation and Controls Association, members of the Residential Controls Group include Broen, Comap, Danfoss, Delta Dore, ESBE, Hager, Herz, Honeywell, Invensys, Oventrop, Siemens, Sonder, TA Heimeier and Theben.
As a result of this action, eu.bac states that it is now the leading stakeholder for all questions regarding controls and building automation.
It also includes energy services in its remit, through the European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO), an umbrella organisation within eu.bac.
Its main focus for the future will include advocacy, standardisation and certification of products and systems, as well as providing member services and promotion of the industry and its services.