Who is CETOP? CETOP is the abbreviation of Comité Européen des Transmissions Oléohydrauliques et Pneumatiques. CETOP is the European Fluid Power Committee.
Thus, it is:
· The communication platform for fluid power in Europe.
· The international umbrella organisation and communication platform for the
fluid power associations in Europe.
Through the 19 national associations which are member of CETOP, all well known companies in Europe belong to the European Committee. Many of these companies are leading fluid power manufacturers and major players in the international markets.
CETOP represents more than 1,000 companies – mainly manufacturers, but also some dealers – with almost 70,000 employees and a market value of about 14 billion EURO. These account for a very high proportion of companies active in these fields – 80-90% in most countries.
CETOP cooperates with ISC – the International Statistics Committee with the aim of getting global Fluid Power Statistics, following commonly agreed definitions and nomenclatures. The following associations belong to ISC: CETOP (Europe), CHPSA (China), FPSI (India), JFPA (Japan), NFPA (USA), and TFPA (Taiwan).
What is CETOP doing?
CETOP provides support for its members in many different ways. We are working closely together with our member associations and their companies – together with the industry for the benefit of the industry.
To our members we offer for example:
- CETOP statistics on European fluid power – unique in offering reliable data tailored to the interests of the industry, available exclusively to companies of the CETOP associations.
- Supplier and product database to advise customers – information on more than 1,000 companies and their products.
Education and training initiative.
- Position papers concerning EC Directives – industry’s response to the Commission’s proposals or directives.
- Lobby at the EU Commission – both in technical and marketing areas, harmonised pan-European proposals are a vital requirement for success.
- Platform for the exchange of experience and opinions.
- And much more.
Offices and Secretariats
CETOP offers its member associations and the companies affiliated to these support in economic and technical questions. Various working groups and commissions provide a forum in which the experts of the European fluid-power industry and its associations can meet and work together to develop solutions.
The most important groups are:
- Technical Commission
- Economic Commission
- Marketing and Communication Commission
- Education Commission
- President’s Council
- General Assembly
Below are the names of the various contact persons involved:
CETOP/VDMA Fachverband Fluidtechnik
Lyoner Straße 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main – GERMANY
Bosch Rexroth B.V.,
Christian H. Kienzle
Download the CETOP Statutes
What is fluid power - hydraulics and pneumatics?
Fluid power provides the components and systems which form the foundation of drive and automation technology. Fluid power is used to drive and control all kinds of mechanical motions; indeed, there is scarcely a machine or vehicle in the world today which could operate without fluid power – hydraulics and pneumatics – to deliver the necessary force and torque wherever linear, rotary or combination movements are required. A major advantage of fluid power is the compact design of its components, giving the high power-to-weight ratio which distinguishes it from all other forms of propulsion.
Hydraulics and pneumatics manufacturers are major suppliers to the entire mechanical-engineering industry and many other industries, such as construction and agricultural machinery, conveyor systems, food and packaging machinery, woodworking and machine tools, electrical engineering, shipbuilding, the metal industry, mining, aviation and space travel, medical technology, environmental technology and chemical industry.
Do you have any further questions on fluid power?
Have we awakened your interest in fluid power?
Would you like more information on fluid power and the European suppliers of this technology – just contact us.
The CETOP General Secretariat will be delighted to send you on request a copy of the CETOP Directory, listing all the CETOP member companies and their products.
CETOP General Secretariat
Lyoner Straße 18
D-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. + 49 (0)69 66 03 12 01
Fax + 49 (0)69 66 03 22 01
Address List of associations beside CETOP
Australian Fluid Power Society Inc. (AFPS)
3 Cooper St.
Phone: +61 0417 949 269
The Australian Fluid Power Society, AFPS, is the national fluid power society of Australia, formed by the Fluid Power Society Victoria inc. (FPSVic) and the Fluid Power Society (WA) Inc. (FPSWA).
Fluid Power Society of India
Unit No 21 SNS Chambers
560 080 Bangalore
Phone: +91 80 23 60 09 17
Fax: +91 80 23 60 09 17