HKI is an association and represents the interests of manufacturers of catering equipment and domestic heating and cooking appliances. Both manufacturer groups are organised in separate associations, which are subdivided in device-specific departments. About 195 members rely on HKI’s services. Apart from individual advice in all economic and technical questions our services include in coordination with our members the representing their interests towards public authorities and co-operation with all relevant institutions and branch associations on national, European and international level (EFCEM,C.E.F.A.C.D)
The main working field of HKI is the technical sphere. In particular the close co-operation with the standardization committee of heating, cooking and warming appliances (FNH) in DIN makes it possible to offer a competent consultation in the range of standardization and certifying.
Relevant European Committees of FNH with mirror committees
CEN/TC 46 Fireplaces for liquid fuels
CEN/TC 49 Gas cooking appliances
CEN/TC 62 Independent gas-fired space heaters
CEN/TC 106 Large kitchen appliances using gaseous fuels
CEN/TC 156/WG 14 Ventilation of commercial kitchens
CEN/TC 295 Residential solid fuel burning appliances
HKI represents the common interest of whole industry in this project. So that all manufacturer can benefit from the result. Over the cooperation with FNH the results of the project can be included in Standardisation process.
Main tasks and responsibilities
- Leader of WP2