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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…

EISEN Innovation Award – how the winners benefit

The nominees for the EISEN 2018 Innovation Award powered by ZHH have been nominated. And the excitement is mounting: from the circle of 12 companies nominated for the coveted award, a top-class jury will select the most innovative companies in the hardware industry. The award winners will be announced at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018. But if you want to find out what the Innovation Award means for the award-winning companies, you can already do so today. Check out the statements by some of the winners from the last couple of years.  <read more> 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…

10 bizarre tools used in workshops, space and the Chindogu universe

New tools, trends and visionary technologies – the hardware industry is eagerly awaiting the start of the International Hardware Fair 2018. But before we present you latest innovations, we will dive into world of exotic and alien tools of the tool world: giraffes, tentacle soldering stations and discarded radiators. Curtain up for the ten most bizarre tools of the tool universe.

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INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018: all segments at a glance

Three months to go before the start of the hardware industry’s most important international trade show – the perfect time to provide you with an overview. Visitors can expect a comprehensive range of products and services. The exhibition halls are almost fully booked; and compared to 2016, the number of exhibitors from all over the world has increased further. All renowned manufacturers are on board – and the product segments cover all the major industry segments.  weiterlesen…

E-Commerce in the hardware industry

The German hardware industry has been growing constantly for the last 5 years: In 2014, the total revenue improved to 90.8 billion €. During the crisis in 2009 it had only been 69.8 billion €. With this improvement, the industry could even top the level before 2009.

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While economy was down, e-commerce slowly started having a real impact. Technological development and the first smart devices within German households influenced businesses. Trade began to shift to digital platforms. Sales in the B2B sector displayed that development: While the total revenue in 2007 was 396 billion €, digital sales exploded to 870 billion € in 2012. weiterlesen…

Hymer-Leichtmetallbau: Up and Away with Good Ideas!

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In business, a change which at first sight appears very simple, can bring about a major improvement: at Hymer-Leichtmetallbau all employees are encouraged to use their specific skills, knowledge and creativity to put forward suggestions that will improve the company’s products and efficiency. weiterlesen…

Visitor Record Broken at Global DIY Summit

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In early June a record total of 600 visitors from 42 countries attended the second global DIY-Summit in Rome. There were 21 presentations, eight by leading retailers, five from ‘blue chip’ suppliers, four by multi-channel experts, plus from representatives of Amazon and Google. weiterlesen…