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ECTA: European cutting tool manufacturers see fundamentally positive signals for 2022 

On January 25, 2022, ECTA President Markus Horn gave a detailed overview outlining the economic situation of European cutting tool manufacturers and [...]

ECTA President Markus Horn re-elected

"In times as challenging as they are at present, it is particularly valuable for companies in Europe to have a joint platform for the exchange of [...]

ECTA Conference 2022: New Date & New Location!

ECTA will hold the European Cutting Tool Conference from June 30 to July 2, 2022, in Rüschlikon (located at Lake Zurich), Switzerland, at invitation [...]

ECTA Rendezvous 2021: Situation and perspectives of the European cutting tool industry

While demand is picking up, the availability of raw materials declines and costs rise. " The demand for cutting tools has picked up noticeably in [...]


The European manufacturers of cutting tools and clamping devices and their national associations have joined together in the European association ECTA – European Cutting Tools Association. Getting to know each other, exchanging experiences, co-operating – there are numerous topics which the European companies in the branch urgently want to discuss among themselves, and with their customers, suppliers and co-operation partners. ECTA offers the optimal platform for this.

The principal aim of ECTA is to act as the central organization for furthering the interests of all European cutting tool manufacturing and to take action which may be considered necessary in the interest of the industry and members.