Werkzeug & Formenbau – Ehrenmedaille
Every two years, at Moulding Expo, the Werkzeug & Formenbau – Ehrenmedaille, an honory medal for tool, pattern and mould makers, is awarded for special achievements in the industry. This will also apply in 2023.
The medal is awarded by an independent jury, including representatives from the associations VDWF, VDMA, VDW and the WBA Tooling Academy Aachen (WBA). The award is not intended to honour a completed life's work of the honoured - rather, it is intended to be an incentive to continue to make good things happen for the industry and to be a role model and beacon for young people in particular.
Prof. Fritz Klocke
In 2019, the jury decided unanimously. Prof. Fritz Klocke earned the award with his exemplary career and sustained commitment to the tool, pattern and mould making industry.
Willi Schmid und Margot Schenk
In 2017, the award was presented to Willi Schmid and his business partner Margot Schenk. In addition to his work as a toolmaking entrepreneur, he and his business partner Margot Schenk established with the VDWF one of the most important industry associations.
The winner of the 2015 honory medal, Karl-Heinz Möller, editor-in-chief and publisher of the magazine "Der Stahlformenbauer" (Fachverlag Möller), was the first who gave the industry a voice with his publications.