The European Glass and Glazing Association UEMV

Is the umbrella organisation for the European flat glass industry. UEMV members are national glass and glazing organisations from nine European countries. The european glazing companies are represented through their national organisations and the activities of the member companies cover all facets of architectural glass and glazing as well as a significant part of the automotive glazing replacement and repair market.

UEMV offers governments and industry a unique contact to the European glass industry. The rapid technical developments and increasing demands on government and industry to face up to the increasing pollution of the environment and the problem of the world's dwindling renewable energy sources, place a special responsibility on government and industry to communicate and co-operate in these matters.

UEMV is one of the four partners within EuroWindoor, the European alliance for the glass and fenestration branch.

UEMV's objectives are:

  • To speak with a single voice on behalf of the European glazing industry.

  • To be an active force for development and change in matters affecting the European glass and glazing industry.

  • To investigate trade problems of general concern to the industry.

  • To identify and influence legislation and standards which may affect the industry.

  • To promote international liaison with organisations with similar objectives.

  • To gather and make available statistics to the industry, official bodies and institutes.

UEMV focuses on:

  • Political representation of the glazing industry via Eurowindoor.

  • Technical issues and the development of European standards for the glass and glazing industry.

  • Energy saving issues i.e. materials and techniques and the continual development and application of these in the glass- and construction industry.

  • Environmental issues by contributing to energy effective construction solutions and dialogue with legislative bodies regarding rules and regulations for glass applications in architecture and construction.

  • Safety by identifying and promoting all aspects of health and safety legislation regarding applications.

  • Skills training through surveys of job profiles aiming at developing uniform training programmes.

  • Providing a forum for exchange of ideas and solutions to benefit the member organisations.