EFDA represents the interests of fastener distributors at European and global level. We bring together active and established national associations and a growing number of independent distributors in other European countries. In total 170 innovative and top-performing associates have a massive combined inventory of fasteners and other C-Parts, collective sales of more than 4 billion Euros and affiliates and trading partners across the globe.

EFDA’s mission is to defend free trade and the international competitiveness of our members. We strongly believe that competitiveness on a global scale is a precondition for European prosperity and that regulation, while balancing unfair behavior, must not restrict the capabilities of fastener distributors to support a wide spectrum of strategic European industry sectors with quality assured products and advanced logistics.

Over the past decade, the fastener distribution industry has undergone dynamic development to meet the ever more critical demands of European industry. The core competences remain: closeness to the customer and guaranteed availability of a broad variety of products that consistently meet the demanding quality requirements of customers. Every day, EFDA associates demonstrate their professionalism as an integrated logistics partner for their customers, sourcing worldwide for the most suitable products.

In times of rapid internationalization, EFDA provides the forum for national distributors associations and independent companies to coordinate their activities on European issues and exchange views and experience both within Europe and through contact with our counterparts in Asia and North America.’

Andreas Bertaggia, President