Water Label

The water label is a voluntary European labelling scheme initiated by taps and valves manufacturers to improve the water consumption and performance of taps, valves & shower heads

The Water Label in less than 3 minutes, watch the video

What is CEIR?

The European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry (CEIR) was formed in 1959 as the European federation of national manufacturer associations. CEIR gathers together a large number of European manufacturers in the field of valves and fittings. CEIR supports the principles of a free economy and private enterprise in Europe as well as on a global basis. CEIR represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the European valve industries, in particular towards international authorities and economic and commercial circles.


  • CEIR and the European Water Label @ ISH 2015!

    The European Water Label will be exibiting on the CEIR booth at ISH 2015 from 10 to 14 March in Frankfurt, the world’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies.


  • CEIR Annual Meeting 2015

    The CEIR Annual Meeting 2015 will take place on Thursday 11th June to Saturday 13th June 2015 in North Yorkshire at Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (UK).


  • CEIR President in video

    Watch the video of President Schneider on the cooperation with Orgalime http://www.orgalime.org/news/orgalime-testimonial-klaus-schneider-european-association-taps-and-valves-industry-ceir


  • The election of the new CEIR Board took place on 25 May during the CEIR annual Assembly 2013

    During the last CEIR congress in Gent (Belgium),
    Klaus Schneider was elected as the new CEIR President succeeding Bulent
    Haciraifoglu. Klaus Schneider is the Managing Director of Similor AG and
    Keramik Laufen AG in Switzerland (belonging to the Roca Group). He is also a Board
    member of the URS (Swiss Faucet Producers Association).


  • The European Water Label2013’ film





  • RoHS Position paper released

    CEIR Position regarding Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2)


  • Water is Life magazine

    Check the Water is Life magazine, ISH 2013 special edition


  • One Water Label for taps, shower valves and shower heads moves a step closer

    CEIR, the European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry, and its member trade associations from a number of European countries representing the tap, shower valves and handsets industry, together with major European manufacturers have completed the first phase in the development of a single voluntary Water Label for bathroom products across EU27.
    CEIR brought together representatives from France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the UK, who have worked over the last few months to adapt the successful UK Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme into an acceptable voluntary and robust European Scheme. The Scheme will be applicable across the EU and bordering countries, making logistics for manufacturers selling across borders easier.
    Following the goal to consolidate the plethora of existing labels into one scheme, CEIR and BMA, the Bathroom Manufacturers Association in the UK forged a partnership which has led to the introduction of the European Water Label.
    The Scheme is a self-certified tool that will aid in informing the consumer on water consumption and help with market transformation for bathroom products.
    The Water Label clearly shows the volume of water that the tap or shower head will consume per minute if installed correctly and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, and offers an actual performance band per product.
    The Water Label sets out strict criteria that each registered product must apply, and manufacturers must declare compliance to national requirements where the product will be sold.
    A European database, with unique country search facility, will be supported by a plethora of consumer information aimed at raising awareness and will be found at http://www.europeanwaterlabel.eu.  
    Further enhancement and development of the Scheme will be introduced later this year and greater partnership across the European Bathroom Industry is sought.


  • Two New Guides Endorsed by CEIR

    The following guides are available for purchase from the CEIR Secretariat :
    Valve Life Cycle Costs : a guide to LCC analysis for valve systems
    Guidelines for application of SIL concepts to valve equipment
    Click here for full details and order forms.