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 (Betriebsökonom dipl. oek.)
Managing Director Vischer & Bolli AG
Etienne Markus (lic. rer. pol.)
Owner Etienne consulting & construction GmbH
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

Fair advisory board Innoteq

The new leading trade fair for the manufacturing industry, machine and tool dealers and suppliers to the MEM industry has been christened: it is called Innoteq. The organizers are the associations tecnoswiss, Swissmechanic and Swissmem as well as the BERNEXPO GROUPE.
From March 2 to 5, 2021 and from then on every two years in March, the new leading trade fair for the manufacturing industry, machine and tool dealers and suppliers to the MEM industry will take place in Bern. It is called Innoteq.


Fair advisory board
Pirmin Zehnder
Directeur / Propriétaire Newemag Werkzeugmaschinen
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Jakob Broger
Directeur Intool AG
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Markus Weber
Directeur BWB Werkzeugmaschinen AG

Fair advisory board HOLZ

Holz has been firmly anchored in the industry since 1957, making it the oldest trade fair in Switzerland. It is the largest and most important industry event for professionals in the woodworking industry in Switzerland and neighboring countries.
The wood offers an overview of current products, materials and topics. It is important for the woodworking industry to be able to present its innovations, make valuable contacts and discuss visions.
The next Holz will take place from October 11-15, 2022 at the Basel Exhibition Center.


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Eigenmann Peter
Managing Director Eigenmann AG
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Ineichen Peter
Managing Director Ineichen AG
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Steinmann Silvan
Managing Director / Owner Arthur Bründler AG