International Hardware fair in Cologne Germany Recap

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 International: 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®

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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

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There was a sneak peek at new Ratcheting Wrenches

 

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.

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