The Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik

The German Center for Forest Work and Technology (KWF) is a registered, non-profit association and is supported by more than 2.600 members.

The KWF is the competence centre for forest work, forest 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 executuion of Tasks by the German Federal Government and the Laender.

The KWF is the only organisation that examines and certifies forest 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.

The KWF also mediates across the sectors between research, practice and industry in the forestry, wood and bio-energy sectors. In addition to this, the organisation is also available as a project partner in these sectors.

The KWF organises the KWF- Tagung, one of the largest forestry trade fairs in the world. The event includes a congress, field trips and the KWF Expo (forestry machine and innovations show). In addition to this, the KWF also organises special shows on current topics from forestry and the wood sector for numerous international professional events such as Interforst, Ligna and many more.

At the main office in Gross-Umstadt, the KWF hosts regular professional meetings, seminars, workshops and expert discussions on topical issues in practical forestry.


The KWF-Tagung takes place every four years and is organised on behalf of the Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik e.V. (KWF) by the KWF GmbH (limited company).

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