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Impressions of the International Hardware Fair 2014

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The International Hardware Fair 2014 was a great success and once more proved its importance to the hardware industry. 2.783 exhibitors from 53 countries presented their numerous product novelties and exciting innovations in the field of industrial supplies, fastening and joining technology, fittings, tools and construction and DIY goods. weiterlesen…

toom Baumarkt invests in Green Buildings

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toom Baumarkt has embarked on an energy efficiency programme for its existing stores and also in the construction of new ones. This year toom will reopen more than 20 upgraded and enlarged stores, to be followed next year by two new ‘Green Building’ outlets. In the Spring of 2015 toom will open an additional Green Building store at Alzey in Germany’s Rhineland Palatinate. weiterlesen…

Height-Training

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A new Hellweg store opens in Berlin-Kreuzberg on Friday 20 September. It will have a retail sales area of more than 10,000 m² and packed full of the very latest in energy-efficiency technology drawing more than 80 percent of the heat energy required from regenerative sources. It also has one further very special feature: a football pitch on the roof. weiterlesen…

Industry Association: International Construction Record Level

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The German Construction Industry Association (Hauptverband der deutschen Bauindustrie) reports that last year the value of its members’ foreign operations were up nine percent to approximately 32 billion Euros, a new record level. During the same period, members took new foreign orders valued at 33 billion Euros, the second highest annual volume since 2010. weiterlesen…

Total Hotspots – March of the LED

 

Economic, ecological and with a highly promising future: when the discussion turns to energy-saving lighting, then the LED is a clear winner. A gigantic worldwide market is now opening for new technologies and lighting. weiterlesen…

Hardware Cologne – Fair Magazine Latest Issue

 

A team of specialists is already at work on the organisation, planning, preparations and decorations, so that exhibitors and visitors to Cologne’s forthcoming International Hardware Fair will find an innovative platform for all branches of trade and industry. But how well did they do at the most recent event; what did exhibitors and exhibitors really think? To find out, the Cologne Fair ran a survey – with interesting results. These and other interesting International Hardware Fair facts are published in the latest issue of Hardware Cologne. weiterlesen…

Back To Historic Roots

 

Friesach in Austria is the location for an ambitious research project now underway by Klagenfurt’s Alpen-Adria University. Since 2009, a research team and 30 craftsmen led by Johannes Grabmayer have been building a castle using only the tools and materials that were available in the Middle Ages. The only source of non-human power is a horse, to pull heavy loads: no cranes, no trucks. weiterlesen…

Emotions under the Spotlight

 

The Euro 2012 football championship is about to get underway, and around the continent fans will be glued to the television to follow the sporting highlights. Many matches will take place during the evening hours, for which reason the organisers needed to install suitable lighting. Not exactly new: the internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia states that Sheffield Football Club used four arc lights around their pitch as far back as 14 October 1878. But in an age of HD screens, television needs custom-made lighting to reveal and capture every last detail and emotion. weiterlesen…

Hymer Sets Sail

 

When a white ship approaches over the horizon anywhere on the globe, enormous smiling red lips painted around the bow immediately identify it as one of eight AIDA cruise ships. On board are more than a thousand equally smiling passengers. And so that the smiles continue both night and day, the shipbuilder Meyer-Werft of Papenburg in North Germany entrusted Hymer-Leichmetallbau with the construction of lightweight metal bed frames for the passenger cabins.

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The perfect green cut

 

Will we soon see Tarzan and Jane swinging on vines between high-rise buildings? A dream from the Jungle Book? Not necessarily, if you live in Singapore. And this kind of sustainable architecture is now spreading green shoots through Europe, creating a great new opportunity for the tool industry. weiterlesen…