Hardware Cologne

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). weiterlesen…

EISEN Award 2016: Nominees have been announced!

Gruppenbild der Preisträger des Award "Eisen 2014". Theater am Tanzbrunnen.

For the third time already corporate responsibility and innovative products are honored with the EISEN Award at the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair. In cooperation with the Federal Association of the German DIY, Building and Garden Specialist Stores (BHB), the Koelnmesse will distribute the prize for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and thus rewards ideas and strategies that specifically aim at sustainable development. Innovative products are prized together with the Central Association of the Hardware Trade (ZHH). weiterlesen…

Informing, involving, inspiring – The event programme of the EISENWARENMESSE –International Hardware Fair 2016

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Time is running out! Soon, from 6 to 8 March, EISENWARENMESSE will open its gates. Next to various unique presentations and a broad range of products, visitors can look forward to this year’s special focus on networking formats as well as manifold talks, lectures and events. weiterlesen…

Cologne 2014 International Hardware Fair: Final Round-Up

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This year’s Cologne International Hardware Fair saw 2,783 exhibitors from 53 countries and some 50,000 trade visitors from 136 lands, once again confirming the position of this event as the world’s top location for the hardware industries and associated innovators. Commenting on the positive trends with respect to both the quality and quantity of exhibitors and visitors, the chief executive of the Cologne Fair Katharina C. Hamma said: “We are absolutely delighted that this year, the supply-side grew by 4.5 percent in comparison with the previous event. In addition, the number of trade visitors remained stable and enjoyed a wider international mix.” weiterlesen…

The 2014 International Cologne Hardware Fair: Highlights Day Two!

Highlights

 

There was a plethora of highlights on Day One of the Hardware Fair: presentations to partners of the PVH; more exciting presentations in the EISENforum; and of course the Welcome Party with presentation of the EISEN Awards. And so the show goes on, at the same tempo! weiterlesen…

The Future is Here: 3D-Printers at the 2014 Hardware Fair

3D Print

 

Many branches of industry are now taking a careful look at the promise held out by the new generation of 3D-printers. Some observers assert that these tools will soon be able to produce virtually anything. But what are the exact capabilities of this revolutionary technology; and will it result in the emergence of new business models? Visitors to this year’s International Hardware Fair in Cologne will be able to see technology in operation for themself. There will be live demonstrations of several types of 3D printer in Passage 4/5, where their manufacturers will explain possible applications. weiterlesen…

Eisen 2014 Award Short-List Announced

Der Eisen Award 2014

 

This year saw no fewer than 80 nominations for the 2014 Eisen Award, from which the selectors have chosen a short-list of 13 companies. The Awards will be announced and presented at the Cologne International Hardware Fair annual Welcome Party on the first evening of the fair on 9 March, to be held in the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. A quick glance at the calendar shows there are only very few days to go: the world’s leading hardware trade fair in Cologne is poised for lift-off and the temperature is rising – for visitors and exhibitors alike. This year sees the second round of Eisen Awards under the joint auspices of the Cologne Fair, the ZHH Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel and BHB Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten trade associations. weiterlesen…

Infotainment at the Eisenwarenmesse

Hardware Lounge, Speakers Corner, BME Einkäufertag, Vortrag RA Sebastian Schröder BME, Passage 4/5

 

From 9 to 12 March the International Hardware Fair will be open to visitors from around the world, presenting a comprehensive array of tools, industrial supplies, fasteners, fittings and DIY-products. In addition there will be an attractive supporting programme. Here a brief overview: weiterlesen…

DIY Lifetime Award for Ray Colman

Colman

 

The coveted European DIY Lifetime Award will be presented to Ray Colman on 5 June 2014 on the occasion of the third European Home Improvement Forum.  Mr Colman was CEO of Woodie’s DIY in Ireland until 2013. weiterlesen…

Two DIY Lifetime Awards

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For the first time, the European DIY-Retail Association has made two simultaneous DIY-Lifetime-Awards in this, the eighth year of the Award’s history: the recipients are Karl-Heinz Knoke and Dr. Gerd Müller-van Ißem, recognised for their lifetime achievements. Previous winners included such retail personalities as Otmar Hornbach (Hornbach Baumärkte), Manfred Maus (Obi), Karlheinz Essl (Baumax) and Klaus Fischer (Fischerwerke). weiterlesen…