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AREA welcomes Thai association

BELGIUM: The Thai Refrigeration Association (TRA) is to become a member of the European contractors’ association, AREA.

TRA is expected to formally become a member of AREA as an international observer at the next general assembly meeting in Amsterdam in the spring. The new category of membership was created by AREA in June for non-European contractor groups.


TRA representatives met AREA vice-president international affairs Marco Buoni and secretary general Olivier Janin at last month’s Chillventa exhibition. The fruitful discussion highlighted the mutual interest for cooperation, notably on the matters of competence and skills. TRA filed its application a few weeks later.

As international observer, TRA will be able to join all the activities and working bodies of AREA, thereby gaining early and privileged knowledge on future developments. TRA will also benefit from the network provided by the 23 national associations present in AREA and the association’s image in Europe and worldwide.

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