Wera & NWS Join Forces, Creating an Extended VDE Range
- Published: Friday, 02 November 2012 09:37
Innovative German firms Wera and NWS produce the highest quality tools available. Both brands are recognised as leading specialist manufacturers - Wera in screw-driving, NWS in pliers - and focus on developing cutting-edge solutions to end user problems.
The two companies have announced that they have now joined forces to offer UK professionals an exclusive range of VDE and non-VDE tools that they can trust. For the first time these respected ranges will be available together in retailers across the country, with some fantastic offers waiting to tempt you - look out for the dual-branded displays in your local retailer, and fantastic promotions at Toolfair/Elex shows.
Wera are the leading global screw-driving tool specialist, known worldwide for developing revolutionary innovations such as Lasertip anti-slip blade tips, the distinctive Kraftform design screwdriver handle, the IMPAKTOR bit range for cordless impact drivers and the Zyklop and KOLOSS ratchet ranges. UK tradesmen, particularly electricians, are increasingly turning to Wera as their first choice for top quality, reliable tools that help them complete their work more easily, safely and in less time.
The top-selling Kraftform Plus VDE screwdrivers and the Kompakt range of interchangeable VDE handle and blade kits are some of the most popular products sold at the Toolfair/Elex shows. Each component is individually tested at 10,000V to guarantee safety at 1,000V (as per EN60900:2004), as well as drop tested at -40 degrees to ensure insulation integrity in extreme conditions. New ‘Extra Slim’ variants of the two ranges have recently got the trades talking, where clever integrated insulation allows for exceptionally slim blades - ideal for use with RCBOs and other components featuring recessed screws.
Also included in this collaborative brand offering will be the latest NWS VDE innovation: the 4-in-1 Flex-cutter that combines a side cutter with a wire-stripper, flex-stripper and a crimping facility – an ideal tool for electricians. The range also boasts the new slim-line 3 component NWS handle, which provides better grip and improved ‘feel’ when cutting and stripping insulated cable. It is also considerably lighter than conventional products with 2-component handles.
As well as these exciting new ranges, this unique collaboration also features a selection of tried and tested favourites from both companies - such as the most popular Wera screwdriver bits (including the award-winning IMPAKTOR range for cordless impact drivers), the top-selling Wera VDE products, the NWS 6-in-1 SuperCutter and two further products from the NWS screw-shearing range (generally known as the “hole family”).