Hardware Cologne

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. weiterlesen…

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

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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. weiterlesen…

German construction and DIY markets with a strong first half year

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Although 2015 has started rather slowly, construction and DIY markets in Germany are beginning to pick up speed. With a revenue of 5.44 billion € in the second quarter, they improved by 5.5 percent in comparison to last year. The first half year’s revenue was 9.3 billion € (+1.2 % vs. previous year).

BHB general manager Wüst sees this development as a confirmation for the industry’s “innovative sales management and as an attractive portfolio which is a great foundation for the German construction and DIY markets”. weiterlesen…

Global DIY-Summit: A truly global event

The international Home Improvement industry has a common destination: On June 11 and 12, 2015, the whole world of home improvement will meet at the Global DIY-Summit in London to learn and exchange thoughts about latest developments and innovative concepts. The organisers of the congress are expecting more than 700 participants from over 40 countries, representing all continents – thus making it a truly global event.

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Already today, top executives from the retail industry have registered. Seize this perfect opportunity to meet all decision-makers from the largest DIY retailers around the globe, including, but not limited to, Lowe’s, Groupe ADEO, Kingfisher, OBI, Bunnings (Australia), Sodimac (South America), Cashbuild (South Africa), and Cainz (Japan). weiterlesen…

Innovative concept: the DIY Boulevard at EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNTIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2016

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Visitors and exhibitors of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR can look forward to a lot of innovations and news in 2016. In addition to focusing on a compact three day show (March 6 through March 8, 2016), the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR celebrates its 40th edition and for the very first time introduces a presentation area for DIY providers in cooperation with the manufacturers’ association “Haus & Garten e.V.” (Homes & Garden).

The 210 meter long DIY Boulevard runs right through the middle of the hall which traditionally houses companies from the construction and DIY sector. In addition, a networking area, directly adjacent to the DIY Boulevard, is available for meeting purposes – the perfect place for interesting and constructive conversations between trade visitors and the top players in the construction, home & garden industries.

Christoph Werner, Senior Vice President of Koelnmesse, is confident that these newly introduced features will be successful: “With the DIY Boulevard, we are offering a format that is optimally suited to the needs of the exhibitors. In this area, they have the possibility to address the decision-makers in a very efficient and focused way”. Registrations for the DYI Boulevard confirm the success of the new concept: The area is already fully booked. Among others, industry leaders such as Abus, Burg-Wächter, Fischer, Getalit, Hettich, Leifheit, Mellerud, Steinel, Tesa, TOX and Westag have already confirmed.

“We are convinced that the DIY Boulevard will provide positive stimuli at the show, thanks to the fact that the top players of the industry are participating and that the area is already booked out”, emphasizes the Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Association Haus & Garten e.V., Ralf Rahmede.

The EISENWARENMESSE 2016 will be open to trade visitors from 6 through 8 March, 2016, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. For more information visit our homepage: http://www.eisenwarenmesse.com.

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…

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!

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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

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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

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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…