When Wilhelm Fein founded his ‘workshop for electrical and mechanical apparatus’ in 1867, electrical engineering was a new technology. Fein had great talent as both an inventor and an entrepreneur, and he came to be recognized as a pioneer of electrical engineering in his own lifetime. His richly inventive spirit provided the momentum for 150 years of company success and the ideas of the future.
FEIN is famous as a globally active company with German roots that stands for high-quality power tools and accessories created for the toughest jobs in industry and the manual trades. In 1867, Wilhelm Emil Fein founded the company, whose cornerstone was laid with the invention of the electric hand drill – the world's first power tool. Today, FEIN has more than 700 active industrial property rights, including approximately 500 patents or patent applications. FEIN focuses on products and services that are ideal problem-solvers in metal processing and machining. They are sold around the world by over 16 subsidiaries and more than 50 agents.