“How good is your tool shop actually? Compare your tool room with the best of the industry!”
The competition “Excellence in Production” to find the “Tool Shop of the Year” was called into life as various stakeholders in the tool and die industry did not want to continue to accept its shadowy existence. Although the tool and die industry is decisive for the productivity of German production, it seemed as if it were not really noticed by anybody. Also, the industry was missing a forum that fosters competitiveness by learning from the best.
Thus, representatives from industry, science, politics and media founded the competition on November 18, 2003. Numerous distinguished organizations, industry and media companies as well as public figures from industry, politics and research support the project. The WBA is one of them.