The industry with which the Institute is concerned is the production of bolts, screws, washers, nuts, rivets and other industrial fasteners of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other mechanical industrial fasteners.
The task of EIFI is to look after and further the joint economic, professional, technical and scientific interests of the members in the following ways:

  • Exchanges of practical experience in product groups and committees,
  • Information and consultation on all matters relating to the Institute's objectives,
  • Preparation of aids to decision-making,
  • Representation of the interests of the European fasteners industry vis-à-vis authorities, public bodies and other organizations at international level and buyers and suppliers,
  • Encouragement of studies and research work and collaboration with scientific institutes,
  • Co-ordination of European activities in the technical field and cooperation in the field of international standardization,
  • Public relations.

The Institute shall not derive any profit from its activities.