Hardware Cologne

Hardware Cologne


The first early booking phase for the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR from March 1 through 4, 2020 is over – and it already looks like the trade show is headed towards a new record: the largest exhibition in the hardware industry is growing significantly. This year, it offers even more space, attracts an increasing number of international exhibitors and presents more innovative solutions and concepts than ever. read more…

Almost fully booked: 6 reasons why companies should quickly decide to take part in the #EISENWARENMESSE


The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 was an enormous success all along the line. 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries attended the trade fair in Cologne. Take your chance to present your products next year together with the biggest brands in the hardware industry. Here are 6 good reasons why you should participate in the #EISENWARENMESSE 2020. read more…

5 innovative highlights at #EISENWARENMESSE

Every two years, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR shows the latest and most important services and products, from tools to fastening and connection technology to building and DIY supplies. Some of these new products were presented to the public for the first time at the #EISENWARENMESSE as part of the EISEN Innovation Award, thus gaining international interest. Here are 5 innovative highlights which have been honored with the EISEN Innovation Award in the last years: read more…

Ready for the Future: Koelnmesse 3.0

Koelnmesse is building for the future: spacious buildings with 10,000 m2 additional exhibition space, fascinating digital technology and many new possibilities for inspiring trade fair experiences. The new Koelnmesse 3.0 is going to be great  – everything within easy reach, maximum flexibility and energy-saving. The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR will also benefit from these improvments.

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The #EISENWARENMESSE and Cologne – a long success story

…dating back to the post-war period. This was when the “Housewares and Hardware Fair” started, from which the “INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR” emerged in 1971 – as a separate event for the hardware industry. Take a look at the historical photos now! read more…

Introducing the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (ghin)

The formerly independent organisations European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (ghin) have joined forces as a consolidated association. Ever since, they have acted as the unified voice of the DIY trade around the globe. With an international network of offices, EDRA/ghin is active in the entire DIY industry, creating a platform for interaction and the exchange of ideas. read more…

We introduce: Professional Association for the tool industry (FWI)

The professional association for the tool industry e.V. (Fachverband für Werkzeugindustrie e.V. – in short: FWI) has been active since 1909. As an industry representative, it represents the interests of its 150 members from various sectors such as the hand tool, machine tool, dowel and construction sectors. The areas in which the FWI is active are diverse – in addition to specialist commitment, this also includes attractive offers for its members. read more…

5 good reasons to participate in the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020

The next INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR will take place from 1 to 4 March 2020 – and for these five good reasons you should not miss THE event of the industry:


  1. … because it is the largest international trade fair for the hardware industry
    With 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the number 1 in the hardware industry. From established market leaders to newcomers: The world’s largest range of products and services is gathered here.
  2. … because the entire industry meets here
    At the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR, all sectors of the hardware industry are represented – from tools and accessories to industrial supplies, fastening and connection technology to building and DIY supplies. And around 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries make the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR the ideal platform for your business.
  3. … because you will meet the decision-makers of the industry here
    The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is attended by the industry’s top decision-makers. Here you can reach the relevant target groups: Make new contacts and expand your network.
  4. … because Cologne is always worth a visit
    The trade fair city of Cologne offers numerous sights and cultural highlights. Look forward to Cologne’s hospitality and experience the highlights of the historic metropolis at the Rhine.
  5. … because we offer you attractive conditions
    Our early booking discount, which is valid until 31.5.2019, offers you all the advantages of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR at a particularly favourable price.


Register now, become an exhibitor and benefit from the best business! When the entire industry meets, you can’t miss it!


INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020: Register online and secure your early bird discount

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The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020 will open its doors from March 01 to March 04, 2020. With 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the largest and most international exhibition of the hardware industry worldwide. The last fair in spring 2018 attracted 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries.

Become a part of the industry forum and secure your early bird discount for the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020 now. If you register as an exhibitor by May 31, 2019, you will benefit from discounted conditions. You can find all registration details including a price overview on our website.


A particular strength of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the clear structuring of the four product areas Tools and Accessories, Industrial Supplies, Fastening and Connecting Technology as well as Building and Do-it-yourself Supplies. These segment structures are to be further optimised with a new hall layout. read more…

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