Tiles & Bricks Europe (TBE) was founded in Zurich in 1952. It was registered as an international non-profit organisation (AISBL) in 2008 under Belgian law. TBE membership currently consists of 22 European Union member states plus Norway, Russia and Switzerland. The association promotes the interests of the clay brick and tile industry in Europe. It provides a forum for its members to exchange information on technical development, sustainable construction, climate change, resource efficiency and other emerging issues.
TBE celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2012 and published a brochure to mark the occasion. In 2015, TBE published two brochures to highlight the benefits of clay masonry products and pitched roofs.
TBE activities are organised around specialised working groups of technical experts from national associations and companies. Members are regularly informed about upcoming issues through monthly newsletters. The association maintains dialogue on the most relevant subjects for the industry with EU officials, trade association representatives and other interested stakeholders.
TBE is a full member of Cerame-Unie, the European Ceramic Industry Association.