Founded in 1971, the CELIMO (European Trade Association for Machine Tools, Tooling and Technologies) represents the interests of 12 national machine and tool trade associations at European level.
The CELIMO offers a platform for the exchange of information between national and international trade associations such as AMTDA or JMTDA and to manufacturers' associations such as CECIMO, AMT or JMTBA.
The CELIMO secretariat and the national companies help manufacturers to find competent agents or importers for their products.


Buholzer Matthias
Managing Director Vischer & Bolli AG
CELIMO Tooling Group delegate
Petri Peter
Managing Director Walter (Schweiz) AG

Swiss Trade

Handel Schweiz also offers its members a wide range of services.
In addition to running attractive social services (ak71), the association is also involved in training and further education.


Rüegger Christian
CEO Brütsch/Rüegger Gruppe

Role at Swiss Trade

  • Member of a foundation council of BVG foundation Grosshandel + Transithandel, of personnel welfare foundation of compensation office as well as of social fund of compensation office Grosshandel + Transithandel
  • Board member of compensation office Grosshandel + Transithandel and of family compensation office of the Swiss wholesaling