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About the Board of Trustees for Forestry Work and Technology (KWF)

The Board of Trustees for Forestry Work and Technology (KWF) is a registered non-profit association and is supported by 2000 members.
The KWF is the competence centre for forestry work, forestry technology and wood logistics in Germany and Europe and provides advice to all key players in the forestry, wood and bio-energy sectors. It is available as an interlocutor to everybody. As a transnational non-profit organization, the KWF focuses on all major tasks for securing the future, avoiding accidents and protecting the environment in a precautionary way. This makes the KWF exemplary for a joint, efficient and future-oriented execution of tasks by the German Federal Government and the Laender.

The KWF is the only organization that examines and certifies forestry technology, tools, supplies and protection equipment at the national and transnational level. In doing so, the KWF grants the coveted trade-in value mark, the KWF test mark, but also the DPLF (German Test Center for Agricultural and Forestry Machinery) mark and the GS (Tested Safety) mark. Furthermore, the KWF fulfills a cross-sectional function bridging the worlds of research, practice and industry for the areas of forestry, wood and bio-energy. In these areas, the association is also available as a project partner.

The KWF conference is the second-largest forestry fair worldwide and includes a congress, specialist excursions and a forestry machinery and novelty show. In addition, the KWF organizes special shows on the subject of forest and wood, e.g. also at INTERFORST.

At its headquarters in Groß-Umstadt, the KWF organizes specialist forums, seminars, workshops and expert talks on current topics related to forest practice.