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This was the 2018 INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

The 2018 INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR was a big success. More than 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries once again gave the trade fair the internationality that its name promises. weiterlesen…

10 good reasons to visit the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

Only a few days to go before the start of the world’s largest trade fair for the hardware industry. For all those who are undecided, we have summed up the 10 most important reasons why visiting the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is a real must. weiterlesen…

EISEN CSR-Award: “This award has inspired and encouraged us”

With the EISEN CSR-Award powered by BHB, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR and the DIY, Construction and Garden Trade Association (BHB) honour outstanding entrepreneurial commitment to social and ecological sustainability. We spoke to Ferdinand Munk, Managing Director of Günzburger Steigtechnik, winner in 2016, about what this award means for companies.  weiterlesen…

Topic at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair: The new DIN EN 131

Important current developments have as much a place at the International Hardware Fair as the latest trends and innovations. Providers of access technology are currently dealing with the issue of standardisation. In Cologne, the discussion of the exhibitors with retail partners will center around the new DIN EN 131 for portable ladders, which went into effect at the beginning of this year. weiterlesen…

More digital, more flexible and safer: Trends of the 2018 INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

Digitalization changes production processes as well as workflows in trade, logistics and service. Megatrends such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things are also driving the development of our industry and affect all areas of competence. But flexible multifunctional transport aids and new safety requirements are also topics that are burning issues to many companies in our industry. Here you can find out all about the most important trends at the International Hardware Fair 2018. weiterlesen…

The EISEN Award: The Award Winners of the last years

Innovations and sustainable action secure the future of our industry. This is why Koelnmesse and the DIY, Construction and Garden Trade Association (Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten – BHB) have established the EISEN 2018 CSR Award for innovations and measures in the field of CSR. The EISEN 2018 Innovation Award is presented for pioneering new products in cooperation with the Central Trade Association for Hardware Trade (Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel – ZHH). Get to know the award winners of the last years in this blog post! weiterlesen…

Apply now for the EISEN Award 2018

Innovations are the engine of our industry. This is why the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR honours pioneering solutions and inventions with the EISEN Innovation Award. In addition, the EISEN CSR Award will be granted for the particular commitment to social and ecological sustainability. Companies that excel in these areas should apply for our awards as quickly as possible. The deadline for registration is 18 January. weiterlesen…

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.  weiterlesen…

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.

Upward trend and challenges ahead for the industry

Hallendurchblick, Halle 10.1

Many companies in the hardware and tools industry can look back at three positive quarters. In comparison to last year, a slight growth is visible almost everywhere. Many market players see the opportunity to continue this year’s upward trend through next year. To reach this goal, manufacturers and distributors will have to strengthen their own E-Commerce strategies if they don’t want to lose market shares to international online shops. weiterlesen…