The Tooling Industry is a horizontal enabler, being one important and fundamental pillar of the whole European industrial structure, whether on the development and industrialization of new products, or on the sustainability of industrial employment. Tooling, Mould and Die making companies are infrastructural strategic players towards the development and sustainability of the European Industry.
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The Mission of European Tooling Platform, within a common Vision of the MANUFUTURE strategy, is to support the global integration of the European Tooling key players, towards the proposal, development and implementation of Research and Innovation activities to promote the competitiveness and differentiation of the Tooling companies in Europe and create the conditions to gain a major share of world Manufacturing output in the future knowledge-driven economy. The Platform is the Tooling focal point for Research and Innovation at a European level, in line with the strategy and representativeness of the member states, and will support Tooling companies to strengthen their competitiveness and also their European engineering and production base.