Federation of the European Cutlery, Flatware, Holloware and Cookware Industries (FEC)

Fédération de l'industrie européenne de la coutellerie, des couverts de table, de l'orfèvrerie et des articles culinaires (FEC)
Federación Europea de las Industrias de Cuchilleria, Cuberteria, Orfebreria y Menaje de Cocina
Föderation der Europäischen Schneidwaren-, Besteck-, Tafelgeräte- und Küchengeschirrindustrie
Federazione delle Industrie Europee di Coltelleria, Posateria, Vasellame e Pentolame

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1952, Cernobbio (Italy), as Federation of the European Cutlery and Flatware Industries -- Fédération de l'industrie européenne de la coutellerie et des couverts de table -- Föderation der Europäischen Schneidwaren- und Besteckindustrie. New name adopted 1991, following merger, 1990, with Association of the European Manufacturers of Vitreous Enamelled Hollow Ware (EUREMAIL). Also referred to as Föderation der Europäischen Schneidwaren-, Besteck-, Tafelgeräte-, Küchengeschirr- und Haushaltgeräteindustrie. Currently covers stainless steel, sterling silver, silver plated metal, aluminium, copper and lacquered tin-plate articles of cutlery, flatware, holloware, cookware.


Consider problems of common interest to members, answer their queries and ease their business relations; represent their mutual interests; represent them with international authorities, particularly those of the European Union; ease harmonization regarding quality and standardization of products in each sector; maintain relations with the press and deal with public relations; realize branch-related statistical information release; promote branch-related research and development.

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Informs members on new regulations and decisions in the European Community context; produces statistics; carries out international market research; exchanges economic information and technical research results; works with members on international norms, standardization and numbering system; assists EC and EFTA countries resolve problems with third countries; organizes biennial congress.


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Members in 14 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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