Hardware Cologne

Hardware Cologne

INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018: all segments at a glance

Three months to go before the start of the hardware industry’s most important international trade show – the perfect time to provide you with an overview. Visitors can expect a comprehensive range of products and services. The exhibition halls are almost fully booked; and compared to 2016, the number of exhibitors from all over the world has increased further. All renowned manufacturers are on board – and the product segments cover all the major industry segments.  read more…

The HARDWARE-Meter: Industry members called upon to assess the economy

EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne (4 to 7 March 2018) invites the exhibitors and trade visitors to submit their personal assessment of the economic situation and development on the website at www.eisenwarenmesse.com by answering two questions. There are additionally two further questions on current, industry-relevant themes such as for instance digitalisation, E-Commerce, social media usage or start-ups.

“The exhibitors and trade visitors gain a comprehensive overview of the industry at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne,” stated Catja Caspary, Vice President of Koelnmesse. “Thanks to the HARDWARE-Meter we can also offer valuable information in the times when no event is being held. It is our aim to establish the survey within the industry on a permanent basis.” The initial results will be presented at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne in March 2018. The results of the survey will additionally be sent to all survey participants.

What the industry thinks about the DIY Boulevard


In the scope of the DIY Boulevard at the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne 2018, we have asked the manufacturers what the current challenges of the industry are – and how they are reacting to them. read more…

Fully-booked: The DIY Boulevard at the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR enters its second round

DIY boulevard

After a great premiere in 2016, the DIY Boulevard is entering its second round at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne from 4 to 7 March 2018.

Once again, in cooperation with the manufacturers association, Haus & Garten e.V., Koelnmesse is offering the DIY suppliers this presentation area in the centre of Hall 5.1 and can already announce that it is fully-booked. read more…

DIY Industry: Back to the Future – What needs to be done now

Due to the advancing digitalization, which slowly but indeed touches the DIY industry as well, companies are challenged with the development of new strategic approaches concerning the entire business portfolio.

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EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair 2018 almost fully-booked: Early bird result exceeds expectations

After the end of the first registration phase (31 May 2017) EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair has recorded an excellent result: According to the status at the beginning of June 2017, 90 percent of the exhibition space is already booked, recording 64 percent of the registrations from abroad. In the coming spring EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair 2018 will be held from 4 to 7 March at the Cologne fair grounds.

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Global DIY-Summit: A Glimpse into the Future of Home Improvement

On June 8 and 9, the world’s leading event for retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden center industry takes place in Berlin. This year, the focus is on the global political changes and Industry 4.0. The organizers of the congress are expecting more than 1000 participants from over 50 countries.

Last year, more than 800 representatives from the DIY and gardening sector came from all over the world to take part in the summit in Stockholm. With this year’s participant expectations, the 5th Global DIY Summit could become the most successful home improvement congress organized to date. read more…

BHB gives a positive summary for the financial year 2016

Stand: BHB, Halle 5.1

In Germany, the DIY-trade achieved a total gross turnover of 18.24 billion euro. The DIY sector in Austria could also keep up with the successful development of the industry in the previous year. Switzerland confirmed the previous year’s results.

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing 2017: a total success


Around 7,300 visitors from 65 countries: Asia-Pacific Sourcing convinced with a two-digit growth in the number of visitors and once again impressively confirmed its role as the most important European hub for house, garden and leisure products from the Far East. For three days, more than 600 exhibitors from all over the world presented their product innovations in Cologne. This year’s special highlight was the exclusive “Best of China” area.

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Congratulations: Winners of the EISEN 2016 have been selected

Verleihung des Awards „EISEN 2016“, Gruppenfoto, Theater am Tanzbrunnen

After a successful first day at the trade fair, four of the exhibitors of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair had a very special reason to celebrate again last evening: The winners of the EISEN CSR Award 2016 and the EISEN Innovation Award 2016 were namely distinguished during the Welcome Party at the Rheinterrassen. For its special commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the company GÜNZBURGER STEIGTECHNIK GMBH walked off with the coveted prize. The EISEN Innovation Award 2016 went to the companies August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG – PFERD-Werkzeuge (High Speed Disc ALUMASTER®), HAZET-WERK Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co.KG (VDE torque spanner) and fischer Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH (fischer DUOPOWER). read more…

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