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INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020 with more space

A particular strength of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the clear structuring of the four product areas Tools and Accessories, Industrial Supplies, Fastening and Connecting Technology as well as Building and Do-it-yourself Supplies. These segment structures are to be further optimised with a new hall layout. weiterlesen…

We introduce: Trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (BHB)

The trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (home improvement, building and gardening) (BHB) is a trade association representing the interests of DIY, building and gardening companies as well as other companies in the DIY sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). On a national and European level the BHB functions thereby as the mouthpiece of the DIY industry and is continuously engaged in dialogues with politics and administrations, industry partners, media and the public for their concerns. Today, 22 trade organisations and around 200 supporting members of the BHB benefit from the active, practice- and service-oriented work of the association. weiterlesen…

New image film: Work hard – rock harder!

For tens of thousands of years man has been using tools – they are one of the motors of progress and the heart of industrial manufacturing. And this heart beats particularly strongly in Cologne every two years. The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the central industry forum for innovations and technologies for the global decision-makers in the manufacturing industry and the driving forces behind the tool industry.

This is impressively demonstrated by fully booked exhibition halls, full aisles, 2,770 suppliers from 58 countries and over 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries. And because we have many good reasons to be proud of it, our new image video shows the whole world of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in inspiring pictures – take a look!

Introducing the Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

The Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH), the Central Association of the Hardware Trade, (ZHH) is a long-standing cooperation partner of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE. Find out what you need to know about the association here. weiterlesen…

Trade fair partner continues to grow: successful Hardware Forum ITALY 2018

More exhibition space, more exhibitors and an exciting program: Our exhibition partner in Italy, the Hardware Forum powered by EISENWARENMESSE, has shown a strong event.

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Economic forecast for the hardware industry: What does the EISEN-Meter say?

In their autumn report, the leading economic research institutes anticipate a slight slowdown in the German economy. A glance at the EISEN-Meter reveals how the members of the hardware industry view the development.  weiterlesen…

Trade fair partner in Italy: Hardware Forum powered by INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIRR COLOGNE

Exhibitors at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 have the chance to attend another important fair this year in Italy: the Hardware Forum ITALY 2018 powered by EISENWARENMESSE in Milan. All important information can be found in our blog post. weiterlesen…

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…

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…

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…