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We introduce: Professional Association for the tool industry (FWI)

The professional association for the tool industry e.V. (Fachverband für Werkzeugindustrie e.V. – in short: FWI) has been active since 1909. As an industry representative, it represents the interests of its 150 members from various sectors such as the hand tool, machine tool, dowel and construction sectors. The areas in which the FWI is active are diverse – in addition to specialist commitment, this also includes attractive offers for its members. read more…

We introduce: Trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (BHB)

The trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (home improvement, building and gardening) (BHB) is a trade association representing the interests of DIY, building and gardening companies as well as other companies in the DIY sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). On a national and European level the BHB functions thereby as the mouthpiece of the DIY industry and is continuously engaged in dialogues with politics and administrations, industry partners, media and the public for their concerns. Today, 22 trade organisations and around 200 supporting members of the BHB benefit from the active, practice- and service-oriented work of the association. read more…

Introducing the Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

The Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH), the Central Association of the Hardware Trade, (ZHH) is a long-standing cooperation partner of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE. Find out what you need to know about the association here. read more…

Cologne 2014 International Hardware Fair: Final Round-Up

Impressionen_Eisenwarenmesse

 

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.” read more…

The 2014 International Cologne Hardware Fair: Highlights Day Two!

Highlights

 

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! read more…

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

3D Print

 

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. read more…

Eisen 2014 Award Short-List Announced

Der Eisen Award 2014

 

This year saw no fewer than 80 nominations for the 2014 Eisen Award, from which the selectors have chosen a short-list of 13 companies. The Awards will be announced and presented at the Cologne International Hardware Fair annual Welcome Party on the first evening of the fair on 9 March, to be held in the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. A quick glance at the calendar shows there are only very few days to go: the world’s leading hardware trade fair in Cologne is poised for lift-off and the temperature is rising – for visitors and exhibitors alike. This year sees the second round of Eisen Awards under the joint auspices of the Cologne Fair, the ZHH Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel and BHB Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten trade associations. read more…

Infotainment at the Eisenwarenmesse

Hardware Lounge, Speakers Corner, BME Einkäufertag, Vortrag RA Sebastian Schröder BME, Passage 4/5

 

From 9 to 12 March the International Hardware Fair will be open to visitors from around the world, presenting a comprehensive array of tools, industrial supplies, fasteners, fittings and DIY-products. In addition there will be an attractive supporting programme. Here a brief overview: read more…

Focus on the Customer

Baumarktkongress

 

“Integrate your clients – who buys what and why?” That’s the motto at the fore of the 14th BHB International Home Improvement Congress to be held in Mainz on 4-5 December this year. Participants can look forward to a series of top presentations from DIY-market insiders. There will be further keynote speakers with presentations on retailing, the provision of advice and market research. read more…

Eisen 2014 Award: Apply Now!

Ausstellung EISEN 2012, Mittelboulevard

 

For the second year the International Hardware Fair and Germany’s ZHH Central Association of Hardware Retailers are looking for Eisen-Award contest entrants with the best innovations in tools, fittings and fixtures, hardware mechanisms and industrial supplies. read more…

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