VDWF presents itself

The Association of German Tool and Moldmakers (VDWF) eV was launched in 1992 by committed, pioneering companies in the industry.

The reason for forming this association was the conviction that a growing number of tasks are better handled together, rather than by the majority of small and medium-sized enterprises alone. Plus you have more fun together.


The main focus of VDWF is the strength of German tool and mold making. Small and medium-sized enterprises have received the most active support since the founding of the association in 1992, and have been strengthened for joint future tasks. VDWF does so by consolidating and representing the many interests of its member companies.

 

Brochure "VDWF presents itself"


President

Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Seul
Professor at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences

thomas.seul@vdwf.de

Vice President

Anton Schweiger
Managing Director of Schweiger GmbH & Co. KG

anton.schweiger@vdwf.de

Board member Training

Markus Bay
Managing Director of Formenbau Rapp GmbH

markus.bay@vdwf.de

Board member Finance

Barbara Ellinger-Walter
Independent Business Coach

barbara.ellinger-walter@vdwf.de


Manager

Ralf Dürrwächter
VDWF branch office in Schwendi

ralf.duerrwaechter@vdwf.de

Team assistant Branch Office

Jeanine Bolz
VDWF branch office in Schwendi

jeanine.bolz@vdwf.de

Team assistant Branch Office

Melanie Hofmann
VDWF branch office in Schwendi

melanie.hofmann@vdwf.de

Team assistant Branch Office

Sabrina Wagner
VDWF branch office in Schwendi

sabrina.wagner@vdwf.de


Expert

Dirk Falke
Managing Director of Ingenieurbüro Dirk Falke

dirk.falke@ingbuerofalke.com

Expert

Stefan Kind
Managing Director of the Kind-tec trade representation and consulting firm for the mold making industry

stefan.kind@kind-tec.de

Head of VDWF work group "4.0 in toolmaking"

Jens Lüdtke
Head of Corporate Consulting at Tebis AG

jens.luedtke@tebis.com

Head of VDWF work group "Contract law"   

Dr. Claus Hornig
Head of Corporate Consulting Claho GmbH

c.hornig@claho.com


Association Objectives

With our association work, we have four overriding goals:

  • Visibility of German tool and mold making
    • In the world and in Europe
    • In Germany and the regions
    • In the public eye as well as for junior staff
  • Initial Training and continuing education in the industry
    • Outside-the-job trainee programs
    • Practical courses
    • Seminars, working groups & delegation trips
  • Maintenance and expansion of the technological leadership
    • Exchange of experience
    • Research projects
    • Technology transfer
  • Meeting space and culture of VDWF
    • Nationwide presence
    • Wide range of appointments & meetings
    • The way we communicate

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Network & Exchange of Ideas

Being alone is often difficult - and why should we each pay for our own experiences? Good friends like to help each other - a good network hurts only those who don’t have one!

Seminars and Conferences

Participants regularly acknowledge the high practical relevance of our seminars and symposia. We don’t know it all, but the practical application is the salt in our soup.

Trade Fair Presence of VDWF

The industry appreciates our modern joint stand at the heart of exhibition halls as the "living room of toolmaking". Will you as well?

Lagal Aid

As a member of our association, we would be happy to assist you with a free initial consultation.

Delegation and Study Trips

To be able to join the conversation, to see for yourself, to learn. On location as well as a member of the travel group. When do you check in?

Trainee Initiative

Two x 10 days of apprenticeship training at VDWF. It creates knowledge, is fun, and motivates for the future!


Purchasing cooperations bundle and increase efficiency

There are purchasing communities and cooperations with the following partners:

 

 

3D Systems

3D solutions and competencies to design your processes in the areas of design, engineering and manufacturing

InfoOffice

The professional document management system

Listemann

Experts for thermal process technologies

Tsetinis Tooling

Complete service around the topics of injection molding, tool cost optimization and training

Maier Group insurance brokers

Every company has specific requirements, every sector different risks, each person has individual needs

Open Mind

Forward-looking CAD/CAM-solutions

Participation is worth it! Any Questions?

Sie haben Fragen?

Ralf Dürrwächter
+49(0)7193 934 83 88
E-Mail schreiben / zum Kontaktformular

Carefully Calculated

Our member fees are calculated individually and comprehensibly.
What’s decisive is the number of employees..

Membership starting as low as 500 Euros per year.
Maximum amount is 2500 Euros

500€
excl. 19% VAT

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