Industrial Consulting
Tool and die making



  • The WZL and especially the department Business development deal with the tool and die industry for longer than 20 years
  • This year the benchmarking competition "Excellence in prodution" with the "Tool shop of the year award" takes place for the 11th time within over 300 companies of the German-speaking area participate
  • In cooperation with Fruanhofer IPT the WZL possesses a dat base with ober 1000 detailed datasets of both national and international tool shops
  • The WZL conducts europe-wide and global studies in the tool and die industry, for instance in China, India, South Africa and Eastern Europe

Industrial offers

  • Benchmarking
  • National and international market studies
  • Industrialization of tool and die making
  • Strategy development
  • Production planning and controlling
  • Proecess standardization and synchronization
  • Factory planning and layout desgn
  • Lean in the tool and die industry


The long-term cooperation of the WZL and the Fraunhofer IPT with the tool and die industry resulted in the foundation of the Aachen tool and die academy (WBA) in 2011 to bunch all activities of the RWTH Aachen within the tool and die industry.

For more information on the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie please visit
For more information on the competition "Excellence in Production" please visit
For more information on benchmarking in tool and die industry please visit

For further questions please contact the responsible contact person.

Tobias Hensen, M.Sc. RWTH
Gruppenleiter Kompetenzmanagement
Herwart-Opitz-Haus 526
Tel.: +49 241 80-28199
Fax: +49 241 80-22293