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These were the highlights of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018

Digitisation was the top theme of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018, with visitors flocking to dSummit, the Start-up Village and the 3D Printing special show. After all, these trade fair highlights were all about concepts, solutions and technologies for the future of the industry.  weiterlesen…

3D printing – opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing

3D printing is rapidly gaining importance. This trend-setting technology makes particularly effective use of the potentials digitalization has to offer – with far-reaching consequences for manufacturing companies and the entire hardware industry. Learn more about technologies and potentials, opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing at a special exhibition taking place at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR. weiterlesen…

Start-Up Village: Meet the digital innovations

Innovative start-ups provide decisive impetus for the digital transformation of our industry. Together with the European Federation of DIY Manufacturers (fediyma) and the Dutch trend expert Richard van Hooijdonk, we are offering a forum for digital innovations, intensive exchange and business contacts with the start-up village in Hall 5.1 of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018. weiterlesen…

Digitisation in the construction industry: Will the dream of flawless construction soon become reality?

No industry can escape the digital revolution. Developments such as Industry 4.0, Virtual Reality and the increasing networking and automation of processes in production, logistics, trade and service are changing not only the hardware industry, but all economic sectors. What is the impact of digitisation on other areas? For example in the construction industry? Let’s take a look outside the box… 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…

DIY Industry: Back to the Future – What needs to be done now

Due to the advancing digitalization, which slowly but indeed touches the DIY industry as well, companies are challenged with the development of new strategic approaches concerning the entire business portfolio.

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Smart and diverse: Industry trends 2016

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Preparations for the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR are currently in full swing. Innovations and trends will be the focal point at the industry’s most important platform. Only those companies that regularly come up with intelligent products, optimized marketing strategies and modern POS competencies can succeed in the day-to-day competition. The hardware world is eagerly awaiting countless innovations and optimized products. Intelligent dowels, LED light, smart home – Cologne’s trade fair will have a lot to offer in March. weiterlesen…

EISENWARENMESSE 2016: Study and Theme Day on e-commerce

eisenwarenmesseIt doesn’t matter if you own a small or medium sized business or work in a multinational corporation: There are endless possibilities for distributing your products over the internet. Not so sure, which platform might be the right one for your business? If you should choose an online marketplace, your own online shop, or both? Those topics are increasingly determining the dialogue of the German hardware and tool industry. 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…