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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…

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

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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 2014 International Cologne Hardware Fair: Highlights Day Two!

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There was a plethora of highlights on Day One of the Hardware Fair: presentations to partners of the PVH; more exciting presentations in the EISENforum; and of course the Welcome Party with presentation of the EISEN Awards. And so the show goes on, at the same tempo! weiterlesen…

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

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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…

Trends at the 2014 Hardware Fair: Safety First!

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Each year some 500,000 ladder accidents happen in Germany alone. This shocking number highlights the need to ensure that all types of climbing aids are absolutely safe and secure. Sometimes, just a small detailed improvement can make all the difference to safe support for a ladder or scaffolding. For example, when a ladder frequently stands on a wet or oily surface, an anti-slip aid is vital.

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Technical Trends at the 2014 Hardware Fair: Brushless Electric Motors and new Battery Technology

 

The countdown is now ticking down to lift-off for this year’s Cologne International Hardware Fair, where manufacturers from around the world will reveal their latest and innovative products to trade visitors and buyers. Here, visitors and retailers can pick up on the latest trends and marketing ideas for their own business. From now until the Fair opens, this Blog series will report on selected trends. weiterlesen…