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Almost fully booked: 6 reasons why companies should quickly decide to take part in the #EISENWARENMESSE


The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 was an enormous success all along the line. 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries attended the trade fair in Cologne. Take your chance to present your products next year together with the biggest brands in the hardware industry. Here are 6 good reasons why you should participate in the #EISENWARENMESSE 2020. weiterlesen…

5 innovative highlights at #EISENWARENMESSE

Every two years, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR shows the latest and most important services and products, from tools to fastening and connection technology to building and DIY supplies. Some of these new products were presented to the public for the first time at the #EISENWARENMESSE as part of the EISEN Innovation Award, thus gaining international interest. Here are 5 innovative highlights which have been honored with the EISEN Innovation Award in the last years: weiterlesen…

Ready for the Future: Koelnmesse 3.0

Koelnmesse is building for the future: spacious buildings with 10,000 m2 additional exhibition space, fascinating digital technology and many new possibilities for inspiring trade fair experiences. The new Koelnmesse 3.0 is going to be great  – everything within easy reach, maximum flexibility and energy-saving. The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR will also benefit from these improvments.


5 good reasons to participate in the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020

The next INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR will take place from 1 to 4 March 2020 – and for these five good reasons you should not miss THE event of the industry:


  1. … because it is the largest international trade fair for the hardware industry
    With 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the number 1 in the hardware industry. From established market leaders to newcomers: The world’s largest range of products and services is gathered here.
  2. … because the entire industry meets here
    At the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR, all sectors of the hardware industry are represented – from tools and accessories to industrial supplies, fastening and connection technology to building and DIY supplies. And around 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries make the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR the ideal platform for your business.
  3. … because you will meet the decision-makers of the industry here
    The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is attended by the industry’s top decision-makers. Here you can reach the relevant target groups: Make new contacts and expand your network.
  4. … because Cologne is always worth a visit
    The trade fair city of Cologne offers numerous sights and cultural highlights. Look forward to Cologne’s hospitality and experience the highlights of the historic metropolis at the Rhine.
  5. … because we offer you attractive conditions
    Our early booking discount, which is valid until 31.5.2019, offers you all the advantages of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR at a particularly favourable price.


Register now, become an exhibitor and benefit from the best business! When the entire industry meets, you can’t miss it!



The year 2018 is drawing to a close. And even though we are already working at full speed on the #EISENWARENMESSE2020, in this article we look back once again on the highlights of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018.   weiterlesen…

Sales in DYI stores a bit under the weather due to rainy March

The German DIY stores generated total gross sales of EUR 3.76 billion in the first quarter, down 7.1 percent on the previous year, according to figures published by the German DIY Association (Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V., BHB) in mid-May. This is mainly due to a cool and rainy March, in which business with garden supplies lagged very significantly behind last year’s figures. Due to good weather and good figures in April and May, however, industry representatives are confident that this result can be balanced out again – also thanks to consistently strong (and weather-independent) sales drivers such as the Tools/Machines/Workshop Equipment division, which, at EUR 297.2 million, even increased its previous year’s result by 1.8 percent. And once the outdoor season really starts, DIY enthusiasts, too, will flock to the garden – good prospects for continued positive development.

But naturally, the best new tools and the latest industry innovations will be on display at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR from 01.03. – 04.03.2020, so come by in any case!


Industry 4.0, digital transformation and e-commerce. The international iron and hardware industry is facing extensive changes due to digitisation. weiterlesen…

What exhibitors say about INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2018

The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 was able to score with various innovations, a lot of internationality and industry innovations and thus left a lot of positive impressions. But how do the exhibitors rate their participation and the fair itself? There is a lot of feedback on INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 and we will present some of the exhibitors’ comments below. weiterlesen…

EISEN CSR-Award: “This award has inspired and encouraged us”

With the EISEN CSR-Award powered by BHB, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR and the DIY, Construction and Garden Trade Association (BHB) honour outstanding entrepreneurial commitment to social and ecological sustainability. We spoke to Ferdinand Munk, Managing Director of Günzburger Steigtechnik, winner in 2016, about what this award means for companies.  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…