History

EUSGA was established in 2001. The association is represented in almost every European country. The EUSGA is comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturing of hydraulic- and pneumatic seals, oil seals, gasket sheets, cut gaskets, packings, rubber- and plastic parts, etc. and whose goal is to establish a leadership role whithin the seals and gaskets industry. The EUSGA is managed by an Executive Committee elected by members. English is the official language.

The current members are the most important distributors in each European country. The total turn-over of these companies is almost 650 million euro. With 2000 employees they serve 120.000 customers. The biggest share of the orders is supplied from a stock with a value of 100 million euro. If the articles aren’t deliverable from stock, they can be produced fast and instantly with the most varied modern equipment present in each company.

Mission

To build a highly qualified platform of seal and gaskets distributors which provides tools, techniques and  information to members to become more competitive, efficient and qualified companies in the market, through optimal networking, open communication and friendship.

Organization

EUSGA has an internal Organization in Committees and working groups in order to develop the Mission and Goals of the Association.

At present, the internal Organization of EUSGA is the following :

Internal Organization

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EC)

STRATEGY AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (S&MC)

GASKETS WORKING GROUP (GWG)

SEALS AND RUBBER WORKING GROUP (S&RWG)

Formed by

  • The President: Urs Müller
  • Vicepresident: Mika Vuario
  • Treasurer: Dietmar Woyciniuk
  • Secretary: Jacqueline Ruiz and Cleaver Andrew

The Past presidents + Executive Committee + 3-5 members. A minimum of 3 members with Secretary support. A  minimum of 3 members with Secretary support.
Goals To Manage the Association in order to achieve the Mission and Goals established and approved by the membership of the association.
  • Specifics strategic issues decided by EC
  • 5 years strategic plan review.

Membership Issues 

To analyse new members profile and give first approval to propose to the membership for approval by mail.

  • Find new manufacturers
  • Keep existing working relationships
  • Sharing best practices, new trends, training material,..
  • Find new manufacturers
  • Keep existing working relationships
  • Sharing best practices, new trends, training material,..

Goals 2018

This objective is achieved through collection, and social interaction. Regular formal and informal events are considered essential so that cross-fertilization of ideas and information about for instance macro-economical and environmental developments facing the seals and gaskets industry providing a unique opportunity for its members to obtain a European-wide forum for in-depth discussion, can take place. The Association provides opportunities for members to update their knowledge with practical experiences.