Leading an association with 60 years of history for me is an honour and a tremendous challenge. Representing an innovative, sustainable and forward-looking industry while keeping in mind that coffee machines, fridges, washing machines, air conditioners and all other home appliances serve Europeans daily, has been a key driver for our work. Citizens have witnessed great technological evolution, and this is also why I would agree with the South Korean economist, Ha-Joon Chang who said that the washing machine has been a more important invention than the Internet. Undoubtedly, the association would not be what it is today if we were not sitting on the shoulder of giants. The fine mix between the knowledge of our members and a competent, motivated team has proved to be a working formula for success.
Come and celebrate with us this more than a special day. It is an excellent opportunity to witness the tipping point where the past will meet the future. This is only the beginning.
Our Association is a unique platform to consolidate and promote the home appliance industry’s vision on societal, environmental and economic issues that impact the lives of EU citizens. Last but not least, it offers a great link with the policymaking community. I value a lot the work we have achieved together, and I am honoured to serve as CECED President since 2014.
Dr Reinhard Zinkann
CECED President, Executive Director and Co-Proprietor, Miele & Cie KG
CECED’s 60 years of experience, its cadre of experts and strong leadership provide a valuable platform to identify challenges, seek solutions and foster collaboration with policy makers and other stakeholders. Arçelik is proud to be a member of this organisation that works tirelessly to advance people’s lives through knowledge and innovation. With sustainability and digitisation guiding our efforts, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with CECED towards our shared goals of better and smarter regulation, growth, jobs and prosperity for Europe.
Chief Executive Officer, Arçelik A.Ş
CECED’s contribution to the development of our industry in Europe is essential. We consider it is, in a way, beneficial to consumers, to the environment, and paving the way for upholding the possibilities of value creation in Europe, including in our European industrial operations.
Executive Vice President of EMEA Continental Division, Groupe SEB
Having been a member for many years, we value the discussion within the organisation with our partners in the domestic appliances industry. CECED performs important work in society, whether from a social perspective or in terms of energy efficiency labelling. Together in the organisation we are able to represent and advance key interests on behalf of people.
Managing Director Product Development, Liebherr Group