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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

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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…

Condensed down to three days: EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2016

Shorter, more concentrated, more effective: Following the wishes of the industry the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE will run for three days in total – from March 6 to 8 2016.

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Almost 2,800 exhibitors and about 44,000 trade visitors from 136 countries – the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2014 was once more a great success. Most trade visitors came during the first two trade fair days – only 15 percent took advantage of the last trade fair day to catch up on innovations and highlights of the hardware industry and conduct business. weiterlesen…

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…