Our services for our members

The Fachverband Werkzeugindustrie e.V. (FWI) offers its members a wide range of services. Whether information about new legal requirements, professional exchange between colleagues in one of the numerous events or joint research in the interest of all members – the FWI is your contact for an effective representation of your business interests in the tool industry.

For us, the norm: full commitment for you

Our members have access to the complete services of the association. Our numerous event formats offer the ideal platform for constructive exchange in the tool industry. We support the business success of our members with tailor-made information for the industry and collaborative research on innovative concepts.

We stand up for you when it comes to the success of the entire industry in central economic and commercial policy issues at national and international level!


Benefit from good relationships

Purchasing advantages for FWI members: The FWI has maintained a successful shopping platform for its members for years. Due to the demand bundling, the FWI members receive particularly favorable association conditions with numerous service providers and suppliers. A strong network pays off here too – in the truest sense of the word.

Information and active participation in trade fairs: The FWI is a member of the advisory board of the International Hardware Fair in Cologne (most important trade fair in the industry) as well as on the exhibition and trade fair committee of the German Business Association (AUMA). Here we are committed to the public promotion of international trade fairs and coordinate joint stands of our interested members.

Active representation of producer interests in national (DIN), European (CEN, EOTA) and global (ISO) standardisation bodies: The FWI maintains a network of relevant institutes, authorities and associations and can inform its members about current trends and contribute their interests there. In the area of REACH, we oppose disproportionate regulations and support our members in fulfilling their legal obligations, such as chromium, nickel, lead and plastics.

Current statistics on the tool industry: Regular publications on the economic situation of the tool industry and individual product segments provide our members with an up-to-date assessment of the development in their core markets. In addition, the FWI offers its members a platform for internal benchmarking projects.

The best contacts for you

The trade association informs about products and news of the industry in press releases and position papers.

The long-standing, good contacts with editors and journalists enable the positioning in the relevant specialist media. Reports on trade fair events, specialist topics and economic development are published regularly.

The FWI is a competent contact for all questions about the industry. We support our member companies committedly, competently and personally. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

We are happy to be there for you.

Download the FWI image brochure here (in German).