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:

General Secretary: 
Sylvia Grohmann-Mundschenk

CETOP/VDMA Fachverband Fluidtechnik
Lyoner Straße 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main – GERMANY

Phone: +49 69 66031201
Fax: +49 69 66032201
E-Mail: info@cetop.org
Web: www.cetop.org

Download the CETOP Statutes

CETOP Statutes 2016

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
Sylvia Grohmann-Mundschenk
Lyoner Straße 18

D-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. + 49 (0)69 66 03 12 01
Fax + 49 (0)69 66 03 22 01
e-mail: info@cetop.org

Address List of associations beside CETOP

Australian Fluid Power Society Inc. (AFPS)
3 Cooper St.
Western Australia
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).

Av. Jabaquara, 2925
CEP 04045-902
Sao Paulo S.P.
Phone: +55 11 55826307
Fax: +55 11 55826312
E-Mail: webmaster@abimaq.org.br

2175 Sheppard Avenue East
Suite 310
North York
Ontario M2J 1W8
Phone: +1 416 4991416
Fax: +1-416 4911670
E-Mail: info@cfpa.ca

China Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Seals Assocation
Rm 419, No. 46 San Li He Road
100823 Beijing
Phone: +86 10 6859 5190
Fax: +86 10 6859 5199
E-Mail: chpsa@mei.net.cn

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
E-Mail: fpsindia@vsnl.net

Japan Fluid Power Association
Kikai Shinko Bldg.,
3-5-8, Shibakoen
Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-0011
Phone: +81 3 3433 5394
Fax: +81 3 3434 3354
E-Mail: inguiry@jfpa.biz

Rua dos Plátanos, 197
4100-414 Porto
Phone: +351 22 6166860
Fax: +351 22 6107473
E-Mail: aimmap@aimmap.pt

The South African Fluid Power Association
PO Box 2963
tel.:- ++ 27 11 888 7163
fax 086 503 4524
e-mail: ctr@safpa.org.za

Taiwan Fluid Power Association
25F-5, No.97, Sec. 1
Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi Dist.
New Taipei City 22175
Phone: +886 2 2697 2677
Fax: +886 2 2697 2655
E-Mail: tfpa@tfpa.org.tw

National Fluid Power Association
6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2350
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: +1 414 778 3344
E-Mail: nfpa@nfpa.com