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"ETI events create a safe space for the auto manufacturers, tool makers, and shop owners to share information and be forward thinking. It is where you learn about the future of the automotive industry and can find elite industry resources."
   - Lucas Underwood, L&N Auto Repair

to get in touch

Who are we?

We connect:

  • Auto Makers
  • Tool Manufacturers
  • Service Info Providers

and now shop owners (YOU!)

What do we do?

Our annual ToolTech event is a networking opportunity unlike any other.

We also maintain a repository of past and current diagnostic data for scan tool manufacturers, 
and attend all sorts of industry events to keep our members in the know.

See our industry events HERE

Why choose us?

  • We are truly unlike any other organization
  • Attend our acclaimed annual ToolTech event
  • Shake hands directly with the Auto Manufacturers (yes, physically!)
  • Meet employees of your favorite tool manufacturers
  • Get access to the best collection of repair information available 

Want to learn more?

CLICK HERE to fill out our Affiliate Membership info form and we will get in touch.

You can also email Kaitie at or call/text (586) 839-2973

Learn more about the 76 year history of the Equipment and Tool Institute.

The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) dates back to 1941. ETI grew out of the American experiences of WW2, understanding the need for tools and equipment to rapidly and efficiently move supplies. During the war, President FDR established the War Production Board to supervise war production. This board gathered equipment and tool manufacturers from across the United States to serve as an advisory council on key war related issues. After the war, 62 manufacturers banded together to continue working to better the industry as a whole. Why not keep a good thing going?

ETI celebrated it's 75th anniversary in 2022 with an impressive group of over 95 member companies working together to navigate and influence the ever changing automotive aftermarket industry.

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