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In memory of Thierry Brener

C’est avec tristesse que le EFCEM a appris la disparition de son ancien Président, Thierry BRENER, survenue le 8 septembre 2018 à l’âge de 71 ans. 

Au nom de ses administrateurs, de ses adhérents, et de toute l’industrie des cuisines professionnelles Européenne, le EFCEM adresse ses sincères condoléances à sa famille et à ses proches, et lui témoigne sa reconnaissance pour l’ensemble de son action de représentation et de développement au service de notre industrie.


It is with sadness that EFCEM was informed about the passing of its former President, Thierry BRENER, on 8 September 2018 at the age of 71.

On behalf of its Management Board, its members, and the entire European Catering Equipment Industry, EFCEM extends its sincere condolences to Mr. Brenner’s family and loved ones, and expresses his gratitude to him for all his action of representation and development for the benefits of our industry.


European Standard series for ventilation in commercial kitchens

The standard series EN 16282 "Equipment for commercial kitchens - Components for ventilation in commercial kitchens" contains eight parts. It will be the first standard series on the European level that covers the calculation of the air volume as well as the design and testing of major components of ventilation equipment for commercial kitchens.






EFCEM announces Launch of international BIM database ‘EFCEMBIM’ 

The Global BIM database combines standardised parameters with ability to incorporate national variations 

The European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers (EFCEM) has announced the official launch of EFCEMBIM, the European BIM (Building Information Modelling) database for professional kitchen equipment. EFCEMBIM is a free independent BIM resource library for Europe. EFCEMBIM will allow manufacturers to provide BIM-data in a neutral, easy and multilingual way to consultants and software developers. Different access points will allow them to connect to EFCEM BIM for BIM-data generation.

The launch comes at a time when EFCEM is working with the international community to develop a global framework for BIM. The aim is to create globally standardised parameters so that the BIM models can be used anywhere in the world. While parameters are already exciting for regions like the USA and central Europe, the parameters will also be available in widely used languages and will be applicable to common file types like REVIT, IFC and others.

“BIM has huge potential to generate business for catering equipment suppliers,” says Drewry Pearson, president of EFCEM. “EFCEM is working to ensure our members get maximum benefit, and that the database is easy to use and cost effective. Across Europe, companies who are members of the eight EFCEM national associations can upload BIM data and models free of charge, helping ensure the comprehensive nature of the EFCEMBIM content.

“It’s important to emphasise that EFCEMBIM is free, not only for manufacturers who are uploading their BIM files, but also for users who are downloading and creating designs or quotations. Some commercial BIM libraries charge manufacturers 2,500 € or more to host their data. Furthermore it will be possible to connect other BIM-libraries to EFCEMBIM free of charge, making EFCEMBIM the global reference point for manufacturers to provide their BIM-files.”

EFCEMBIM incorporates native BIM-formats, in addition to Industrial Foundation Class files (IFC), so manufacturers can upload files for use in software packages including archiCAD and Revit. The database will also accept PDT (Product Data Template) files, allowing manufacturers to upload product data. EFCEM invites all European manufacturers dealing with BIM data to make EFCEMBIM come alive.


EFCEM Position Paper on foreseen publication and implementation dates of Ecodesing and Energy labelling Regulations for professional storage refrigerators

EFCEM has issued a Position Paper to call the Commission for the publication with shortest possible delay of the Eco-design and Energy Labelling Regulations for professional refrigerated storage cabinets.

The PP can be downloaded from here.

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