Hardware Cologne

Hardware Cologne

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…

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.  read more…

The HARDWARE-Meter: Industry members called upon to assess the economy

EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne (4 to 7 March 2018) invites the exhibitors and trade visitors to submit their personal assessment of the economic situation and development on the website at www.eisenwarenmesse.com by answering two questions. There are additionally two further questions on current, industry-relevant themes such as for instance digitalisation, E-Commerce, social media usage or start-ups.

“The exhibitors and trade visitors gain a comprehensive overview of the industry at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne,” stated Catja Caspary, Vice President of Koelnmesse. “Thanks to the HARDWARE-Meter we can also offer valuable information in the times when no event is being held. It is our aim to establish the survey within the industry on a permanent basis.” The initial results will be presented at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne in March 2018. The results of the survey will additionally be sent to all survey participants.

What the industry thinks about the DIY Boulevard

 

In the scope of the DIY Boulevard at the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne 2018, we have asked the manufacturers what the current challenges of the industry are – and how they are reacting to them. read more…

Fully-booked: The DIY Boulevard at the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR enters its second round

DIY boulevard

After a great premiere in 2016, the DIY Boulevard is entering its second round at EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne from 4 to 7 March 2018.

Once again, in cooperation with the manufacturers association, Haus & Garten e.V., Koelnmesse is offering the DIY suppliers this presentation area in the centre of Hall 5.1 and can already announce that it is fully-booked. read more…

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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