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E/D/E wood processing machinery

The employees of the Wood Processing Machinery sector focus on the purchasing and marketing of tools and machinery for wood and plastic processing. In doing so, they use their long-term experiences to offer affiliated member companies competent consultation, reliable service and first-class products. In this way, the sector acts as a connection between trade and industry. Delivery and payment agreements exist with countless leading manufacturers of the industry. E/D/E member companies are supplied daily with a multitude of products from more than 200 contract suppliers – from professional tools to capital goods. The sector has worked successfully with about another 40 suppliers for many years in the warehouse trade. Through the modern electronic Logistics Centre of the E/D/E, members have the opportunity to purchase an extensive core range of machine tools, hand tools, auxiliary devices and consumables. Another service, enjoyed by E/D/E customers, is delivery within 24 hours. The actual trading volume (in millions of Euro): 


  • 2018   141
  • 2019   143
  • Catalogues

    In cooperation with the expert group committees, the sector publishes the “Woodworking Tools” catalogue every two years. This includes more than 5000 products, which are constantly in stock, classified in accordance with the product groups of:

    • Machine tools
    • Surface processing
    • Chipping/stoneworking
    • Hand tools
    • Measuring technology
    • Operating equipment
    • Workshop parts
    • Industrial safety/safety engineering

    Individual catalogues, specially aligned to the requirements and wishes of the relevant customer, are also possible. 

  • Trademark

    The FORUM trade brand is available exclusively for our expert group members. FORUM carefully combines selected products from renowned manufacturers at a fair price-performance ratio. Tools with this name guarantee the end consumer the maximum level of quality and professionalism. Be impressed by FORUM yourself.

  • Expert groups

    The capable woodworking member companies are organised into two different expert groups and two cooperatives according to their focuses.

    Expert groups:

    • Expert group for woodworking and plastic-processing tools
    • Expert group for EBH Tools


    • Expert group for GEWEMA AG
    • eumacop eG

    These specialised in the sectors of hand tools, machine tools, power tools and stationary woodworking machinery. 

    The objective of the individual collaborations is to jointly expand the competences in purchasing, logistics and data exchange.

  • Branchentreff

    An important platform for communication between trade businesses and the industry - this is what the "Branchentreff" offers. It is being enacted bi-annually for our tools-divisions. 
       Current information, conditions and trends straight from the scene
    + Optimal time- and appointment-management
    + many contacts within a very short time
    + and much more...
    = Minimal effort matching maximum efficiency
    Already on the evening before the event, we are meeting with our members and suppliers. Here, the first deals are being prepared, especially between people, who won't be able to make it to a mutual appointment during the following days.

  • Contact

    Udo Thamm

    Division Manager EDE Platz 1 42389 Wuppertal Fax:+49 202 6096-70770

    Switchboard:+49 202 6096-0



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