How we work
The European Power Tool Association’s role can be summarised as:
EPTA represents its members to all the relevant political and administrative entities of the European Union and plays a constructive part in the legislative process. This includes providing industry data, communicating industry positions and active lobbying. In addition, it keeps its members informed of important developments in the electrical tool market.
There is a wide network of experts within EPTA who contribute to working out EPTA positions on relevant issues and gives advice to its members. EPTA provides its members with a platform for the development of common positions and the exchange of non commercially sensitive information and know-how. All activities of EPTA are aimed at contributing to the sustainability of the European Power Tool businesses and hence the European economy and employment.
Dr. Olaf Schadoffsky, Hilti AG, is the Chairman and Volker Siegle, Metabo AG, is the Vice Chairman of the EPTA Steering Committee. The main tasks of the Steering Committee are to establish the key priorities of the Association and coordinate EPTA projects. In addition, it monitors future trends which affect the power tool industry concerning technical and legislative issues originating from the EU or elsewhere. The Committee allocates resources to EPTA from the member companies.
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen, Robert Bosch GmbH, is Chairman and Axel Walzer, Stanley Black & Decker Deutschland GmbH is Vice-Chairman of the EPTA Working Group which prepares the proposals for the decisions of the Steering Committee. It reviews the work of the Project Groups and agrees positions concerning issues of standardisation, EU policy, and technical questions in EPTA.
Issues requiring specific activities are given to Project Groups which are made up of experts from involved member companies. If necessary, expert guests may participate in a Project Group.
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