There has been some misunderstanding in respect of EU Commission Regulation 666/2013, Directive 2009/125/EC. The intention of the EU is to ban the import and manufacture of domestic vacuum cleaners more powerful than 1600W. This decision has been taken for environmental and energy efficiency reasons, and is intended to have bearing on domestic equipment only. It should be clarified that anyone who presently owns a vacuum cleaner more powerful than 1600W is not contravening any regulations or breaking any laws in doing so. The new rules affect only models imported or manufactured after September 1 2014.
In the light of the misinterpretations of the EU regulations for vacuum cleaners, Depureco feel it is important to assure the market that their products are not, and never will be, in violation of any rule or law. A number of exclusions have also been made, in particular with regards to vacuum cleaners for industrial use. High powered vacuum cleaners are essential in industrial settings to ensure that hygiene levels are maintained and for the removal of dangerous substances such as asbestos. Depureco industrial vacuum cleaners meet all the standards for safety and quality, and they will remain available to the market.
Depureco are widely regarded as the leading brand for industrial vacuums and cleaning equipment in Europe and throughout the world. The company, formed in Italy over 40 years ago, as been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of vacuum cleaners that are both powerful enough to meet commercial and industrial demands, as well as be as energy efficient as possible.
The vacuum cleaner industry has broadly welcomed the EU rulings as it helps ensure domestic customers are better informed about the energy and environmental factors associated with the devices they use. Depureco are amongst those welcoming the EU directive in this respect.
Depureco are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of industrial cleaning equipment across Europe and the World. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, they offer the reliable, high performing and cost effective cleaning solutions businesses want the benefits of.
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