The world's first power tool was invented by C. & E. FEIN GmbH. Wilhelm Emil Fein founded the company in 1867. In 1895, FEIN invented the electric hand drill, the first-ever power tool. Today this long-standing company is a world-renowned power tool manufacturer with 900 employees, 530 of whom work in Germany. The German manufacturer of premium products develops and produces application solutions for the metal working, interior and automotive sectors and is a specialist for professional and extremely reliable power tools for industry and manual trades. FEIN holds more than 800 active industrial property rights, including around 500 patents and patent applications. FEIN markets its products through 20 international subsidiaries and more than 50 representations around the globe. For over 140 years, FEIN has been synonymous with application solutions and premium quality.