Hardware Cologne

Hardware Cologne

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.  read more…

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. read more…

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> read more…

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. read more…

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… read more…

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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Topic at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair: The new DIN EN 131

Important current developments have as much a place at the International Hardware Fair as the latest trends and innovations. Providers of access technology are currently dealing with the issue of standardisation. In Cologne, the discussion of the exhibitors with retail partners will center around the new DIN EN 131 for portable ladders, which went into effect at the beginning of this year. read more…

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. read more…

The EISEN Award: The Award Winners of the last years

Innovations and sustainable action secure the future of our industry. This is why Koelnmesse and the DIY, Construction and Garden Trade Association (Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten – BHB) have established the EISEN 2018 CSR Award for innovations and measures in the field of CSR. The EISEN 2018 Innovation Award is presented for pioneering new products in cooperation with the Central Trade Association for Hardware Trade (Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel – ZHH). Get to know the award winners of the last years in this blog post! read more…

Apply now for the EISEN Award 2018

Innovations are the engine of our industry. This is why the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR honours pioneering solutions and inventions with the EISEN Innovation Award. In addition, the EISEN CSR Award will be granted for the particular commitment to social and ecological sustainability. Companies that excel in these areas should apply for our awards as quickly as possible. The deadline for registration is 18 January. read more…

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