The Wiha Tools sales team traveled to the Black Forest in Germany to visit Wiha’s headquarters in Schonach im Schwarzwald and prepare for their visit to the EISENWARENMESSE – the International Hardware Fair Cologne.
Wiha Factory Tours
The team at Atlas Machinery and @Toolaholic visited the factories in Germany and were quite impressed. If you follow either of them on instagram their story feeds were full of videos from the tour. Toolaholic was impressed with the quantity, efficiency, and precision involved in each step of the manufacturing process.
The Wiha Tools Sales team took some time out to experience Germany
The Wiha booth was full of people experiencing the latest and greatest from Wiha including the speedE®
Brand new launch from @wihatoolsca @wihaofficial @wihausa, the SPEED E screwdriver. – This is the worlds first lithium ion powered driver that does not exceed the handle dimensions of a standard screwdriver. The forward/backward control is a rotating collar, which my thumb is resting on. Just a little twist and it will drive. – Wiha describes this as the perfect mix between a power tool and a hand tool. Electricians, installers, final trimout, mechanics, technicians (hvac, refrig, plumbing) etc. – Internally, it uses a common 18500 lithium cell, which is readily available. Depending on the type of screw and the desired tension, you can expect around 800 screws to be driven. – The charger is USB powered or uses an included adapter. There will be 3 sets offered, entry-mid-full. The differences will be what bit sets and torque adapters will be included. – Video to come – #wiha #wihatools #batteryscrewdriver #speede #electrician #hvac #plumbing #construction #installer #contractor #madeingermany
There was a sneak peek at new Ratcheting Wrenches
@wihaofficial is launching a few new sets of high quality ratcheting wrenches. – This is a 12 piece metric from 19mm to 8mm. – It will also come in SAE imperial, and both sets might also be offered in a 7 piece kit as well. – Coming late 2018. – #wiha #wihawrenches #wrench #mechanic #handtool #eisenwarenmesse2018
There were multiple posts, photos and videos from the show. This is just a brief recap and we will be posting more this week. We are excited to get our hands on the speedE® and ratcheting wrenches in North America. Pricing and availability to be announced later.