CEO Comité Européen de l‘Outillage 
European Tool Committee 
Europäisches Werkzeugkomittee

Here, you find current public information on the European tool sector. You can also visit the sub-categories of the Public Area via the menu above. To read about the latest legislative changes that are relevant for the hand tool sector – like the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), obligatory origin marking according to the European Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) – or have access to information on European Tool Association CEO activities, please visit the Members Area.

Twelve DIY retail groups among the 250 biggest global retailers

The 250 biggest global players in retailing grew their sales to a total of USD 4.85 trillion during the last fiscal year, an increase of 2.2 per cent on the previous year (USD 4.74 trn).

Strong growth for the Swiss DIY and garden stores

The exceptional boom caused by the pandemic ensured unusually strong growth for the Swiss DIY and garden stores.

DIY stores in Austria increase sales by nearly 11 per cent

The boost which the pandemic caused for trade in DIY and garden assortments almost worldwide is also noticeable in Austria.

Sales in German home improvement stores up by 14 per cent during 2020

DIY stores in Germany increased their sales in 2020 by 13.8 per cent compared with the previous year to EUR 22.14 bn.

Joint short survey on the digital expansion of physical events

The digitization of industry, trade and craft is advancing inexorably. That is why, together with Koelnmesse, we are exploring new ways to increase the digital reach of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR. In the future, Koelnmesse would like to offer you

3rd CEO-Round-Table on March/14th was a great success

The 3rd CEO-Round-Table this time was all about sales.

France’s home improvement market grew by 13 per cent in 2020

In 2020, the French DIY market grew by 13 per cent to a volume of EUR 31 bn, by far the strongest growth in the last twenty years. The huge rise is down to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the manufacturers’

German associations warn of rising prices in DIY and garden sector

The accident involving the containership “Ever Given” and the associated blockade of the Suez Canal have exacerbated a development that poses major challenges for many importing manufacturers of garden and DIY articles.

Contraction in eurozone productivity eases during March

In March 2021, he overall rate of contraction softened and was only slight, supported by a stronger expansion at goods producers and a slower reduction at services companies.

Manufacturing sectors dominate European growth rankings in March

The latest detailed European sector Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data indicated output growth in 15 out of 20 monitored sectors in March, up from ten in February.

Members Log In

Associated Partners