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.
What we do
Arranging meetings between manufacturers
Providing a forum for the exchange of views
Studying technical problems that are common to the industry
Promoting industry's views to Official Organisations
Providing market information
Fostering a good image for the industry
The key committee of ECTA is the General Assembly. In the General Assembly all Members of the association are represented. Meetings are held once a year, in combination with the ECTA Conferences.
Elected by the General Assembly, the ECTA President and the ECTA Vice President are acting as the official representatives of the association. They are supported by the ECTA Secretary General.
Members of ECTA are the national associations from Germany (VDMA), Italy (UCIMU), Spain (AFM), Switzerland (Swissmem) and the United Kingdom (BHECTA c/o MTA). Further Sutton Tools from the Netherlands, ATA Tools from Ireland and Boehlerit from Austria.
Membership & Registration
European National Trade Associations which represent the interests of manufacturers of engineered metal cutting tools and tool holders can become ECTA Members.
Individual companies can also be accepted as a member
- in cases where countries do not have an association representing cutting tools manufacturers
- in cases where countries have association(s) representing cutting tools manufacturers, but no such association is registered as an ECTA Member
The General Assembly can accept members from outside Europe.
How to become a member
Membership applications should be sent in writing to the ECTA Secretariat. The ECTA General Assembly decides upon acceptance of new members. If you are interested in ECTA Membership please contact the ECTA Secretariat.
ECTA – European Cutting Tools Association
c/o VDMA Precision Tools
Lyoner Strasse 18
Tel: +49 (0)69 6603 1467
Fax: +49 (0)69 6603 2467
Registration for Members Area
The members area is available for exclusive use to ECTA National Associations and affiliated companies.
Free of charge registration is required.
ECTA will send a confirmation and your password to the email address given by you in the registration. For safety reasons allow 48 hours for completing the registration process. For registration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.