Hardware Cologne

INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2016 and IAW 2016: Pay once and visit two fairs



When EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE opens its doors in the spring of 2016 from 6 to 8 March, for the first time ever the Monday and Tuesday of the trade fair will overlap with the International Trade Fair for Retail Promotions and Imports (IAW). After the initial cooperation for Asia-Pacific Sourcing (APS) in the spring of 2015 this is already the second cooperation between Koelnmesse and the Nordwestdeutsche exhibition company.

“The exhibitors of APS totally benefited from the increased attendance as a result of the strategic partnership with the IAW trade fair in the spring 2015,” explained Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “We see similar synergy effects for the exhibitors of EISENWARENMESSE INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE. There are overlaps with the visitor target groups of IAW here too.” weiterlesen…


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.


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


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…

International Hardware Fair Cologne 2014 – the highlights on the third day


The International Hardware Fair Cologne 2014 opens its doors for the third time and once more has to offer many highlights for exhibitors and visitors. Yesterday was all about the BME Buyers’ Day; today the EISENforum hosts seven more interesting talks, which you should not miss: weiterlesen…

The Future is Here: 3D-Printers at the 2014 Hardware Fair

3D Print


Many branches of industry are now taking a careful look at the promise held out by the new generation of 3D-printers. Some observers assert that these tools will soon be able to produce virtually anything. But what are the exact capabilities of this revolutionary technology; and will it result in the emergence of new business models? Visitors to this year’s International Hardware Fair in Cologne will be able to see technology in operation for themself. There will be live demonstrations of several types of 3D printer in Passage 4/5, where their manufacturers will explain possible applications. weiterlesen…

Eisen 2014 Award Short-List Announced

Der Eisen Award 2014


This year saw no fewer than 80 nominations for the 2014 Eisen Award, from which the selectors have chosen a short-list of 13 companies. The Awards will be announced and presented at the Cologne International Hardware Fair annual Welcome Party on the first evening of the fair on 9 March, to be held in the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. A quick glance at the calendar shows there are only very few days to go: the world’s leading hardware trade fair in Cologne is poised for lift-off and the temperature is rising – for visitors and exhibitors alike. This year sees the second round of Eisen Awards under the joint auspices of the Cologne Fair, the ZHH Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel and BHB Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten trade associations. weiterlesen…

Eisenwarenmesse in a nutshell – get the new app

Mobile App Eisenwarenmesse

From March 9 through to March 12, the industry and specialist dealers will be meeting up at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair in Cologne. If you would like to have all information on exhibitors, products and prices at your fingertips, you should download the official trade fair app.

The official app for the Eisenwarenmesse can be downloaded for Android, iOS and BlackBerry mobile devices from the respective app stores. Serving as an interactive event guide, the app provides a comprehensive list of exhibitors and products, a hall plan as well as information on the supporting programme. If you want to keep an eye on current trade fair news, you can find anything you need to know in the integrated news section. weiterlesen…

Cologne International Hardware Fair: Travel and After-Hours



The final countdown is now running to the opening of Cologne’s International Hardware Fair from 9 to 12 March, where visitors will see countless new products. Those without travel arrangements still have time to take advantage of discounted fares on offer by the Cologne Fair’s travel service providers. weiterlesen…

New products at the International Hardware Fair 2014


Tools, industry supplies, fasteners and fixings – this year again, the International Hardware Fair Cologne presents numerous highlights and innovations from various sectors. From the 9th to the 12th of March, more than 2,600 exhibitors from 50 countries will showcase their new and updated products to the public. weiterlesen…