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Saving time and trouble: 9 tips for process optimization in crafts and  trades

Time is money: this is especially true in crafts and trades. And therefore, processes that do not run smoothly are particularly annoying. However, missing spare parts, incorrectly planned timings or staff bottlenecks can be avoided in many cases. Read here how to get a grip on disruptive factors. weiterlesen…

3D printing – opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing

3D printing is rapidly gaining importance. This trend-setting technology makes particularly effective use of the potentials digitalization has to offer – with far-reaching consequences for manufacturing companies and the entire hardware industry. Learn more about technologies and potentials, opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing at a special exhibition taking place at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR. weiterlesen…

Impressions of the International Hardware Fair 2014


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



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…

Spot On!


How to create a foundation without digging a hole and pumping concrete? The KR B 40-B1 Ground Screw does the job in minutes, and grabs everyone’s attention in the process. It directs what looks to be an over-dimensioned helical cutter into ground, that can be as difficult as Class VII (rocky ground, difficult to loosen). It operates in conjunction with a carrier vehicle such as a mechanical excavator weighing between 1.5 t and 3.0 tons – within the respective tilt envelope – and has a maximum torque of 5,000 Nm.  weiterlesen…

Michael McLarney at the Eisenwarenmesse 2012


The Canadian Michael McLarney (Editor Hardlines) presents the new Products and Innovations of the Area Industrial Supply at the Internationale Eisenwarenmesse 2012.

Speakers’ Corner on Tuesday


The Speakers’ Corner has again several topics for you this year. Have a look in Passage 4/5:

10:30 Uhr JEWEL BLADE LTD – JEWEL BLADE „Made in Sheffi eld England“

13:00 Uhr Harbor Products Inc – The perfect repair tape for any economy

14:00 Uhr Pinnacle Products International Stanley. Industrial Heating Range – High Quality and Features

15:00 Uhr Plews, Inc., UltraLube® Biobased Lubricants & UltraView™ Clear Tube Grease Gun


Winter has arrived, with higher heating bills


Today, it’s official: goodbye to the autumn, and welcome to winter! Accompanied by the high cost of heating homes, offices and factories. Of interest to everyone at this time of the year, is how best to economise on heating. A recent survey conducted by Marplan revealed that 36 percent of Germans plan to snuggle up with each other to reduce costs! But as we are all aware, that will not be sufficient to keep the frost and snow at bay. Occupants of oil-heated homes, offices and factories must face the prospect of a steep increase in costs. However, it makes no difference if the heat comes from oil, gas or a district-heating source, anyone who uses the heating system effectively – whether at home on the workshop – can make significant savings. Advice on how to do so can be found at the internet portal Heizspiegel.de: weiterlesen…