Hardware Cologne

BHB gives a positive summary for the financial year 2016

Stand: BHB, Halle 5.1

In Germany, the DIY-trade achieved a total gross turnover of 18.24 billion euro. The DIY sector in Austria could also keep up with the successful development of the industry in the previous year. Switzerland confirmed the previous year’s results.

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Upward trend and challenges ahead for the industry

Hallendurchblick, Halle 10.1

Many companies in the hardware and tools industry can look back at three positive quarters. In comparison to last year, a slight growth is visible almost everywhere. Many market players see the opportunity to continue this year’s upward trend through next year. To reach this goal, manufacturers and distributors will have to strengthen their own E-Commerce strategies if they don’t want to lose market shares to international online shops. 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…

Two DIY Lifetime Awards

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For the first time, the European DIY-Retail Association has made two simultaneous DIY-Lifetime-Awards in this, the eighth year of the Award’s history: the recipients are Karl-Heinz Knoke and Dr. Gerd Müller-van Ißem, recognised for their lifetime achievements. Previous winners included such retail personalities as Otmar Hornbach (Hornbach Baumärkte), Manfred Maus (Obi), Karlheinz Essl (Baumax) and Klaus Fischer (Fischerwerke). 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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