Hardware Cologne


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.


In view of the reconstruction measures at Koelnmesse 3.0, Hall 1 will not be available during the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020. Hall 11 with a total area of more than 31,000m² will be used for this purpose for the first time. The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020 will thus benefit from a significantly larger amount of space. This makes it possible to place the individual segments even better according to themes: Hammers meet nails, screwdrivers meet screws – and visitors quickly find everything they are looking for thanks to the clear presentation. In addition, existing exhibitors will be given the opportunity to meet their demand for larger stands.

These areas can be found in Hall 11 in 2020:

  • DIY and DIY Boulevard (previously Hall 5.1)
  • Central event stage, the EISENForum (previously passage between Halls 4-5)
  • Exhibitors from the fasteners and fixing technology sector (previously Hall 5.2)
  • Tool suppliers (from Hall 4, in future in Hall 11.2)


Further changes

  • Industrial supplies from Hall 4 move to Hall 3.
  • Suppliers from Asia will be placed in Halls 4, 5 and possibly 2.


We will keep you informed about further details of the changed hall occupancy.

You can find the current hall plan here: http://www.eisenwarenmesse.com/fair/hardware-fair/hall-plan/hall-allocation.php

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