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Congratulations: Winners of the EISEN 2016 have been selected

Verleihung des Awards „EISEN 2016“, Gruppenfoto, Theater am Tanzbrunnen

After a successful first day at the trade fair, four of the exhibitors of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair had a very special reason to celebrate again last evening: The winners of the EISEN CSR Award 2016 and the EISEN Innovation Award 2016 were namely distinguished during the Welcome Party at the Rheinterrassen. For its special commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the company GÜNZBURGER STEIGTECHNIK GMBH walked off with the coveted prize. The EISEN Innovation Award 2016 went to the companies August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG – PFERD-Werkzeuge (High Speed Disc ALUMASTER®), HAZET-WERK Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co.KG (VDE torque spanner) and fischer Deutschland Vertriebs GmbH (fischer DUOPOWER). read more…

EISEN Award 2016: Nominees have been announced!

Gruppenbild der Preisträger des Award "Eisen 2014". Theater am Tanzbrunnen.

For the third time already corporate responsibility and innovative products are honored with the EISEN Award at the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair. In cooperation with the Federal Association of the German DIY, Building and Garden Specialist Stores (BHB), the Koelnmesse will distribute the prize for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and thus rewards ideas and strategies that specifically aim at sustainable development. Innovative products are prized together with the Central Association of the Hardware Trade (ZHH). read more…

Smart and diverse: Industry trends 2016

Eingang Süd

Preparations for the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR are currently in full swing. Innovations and trends will be the focal point at the industry’s most important platform. Only those companies that regularly come up with intelligent products, optimized marketing strategies and modern POS competencies can succeed in the day-to-day competition. The hardware world is eagerly awaiting countless innovations and optimized products. Intelligent dowels, LED light, smart home – Cologne’s trade fair will have a lot to offer in March. read more…

EISENWARENMESSE 2016: Study and Theme Day on e-commerce

eisenwarenmesseIt doesn’t matter if you own a small or medium sized business or work in a multinational corporation: There are endless possibilities for distributing your products over the internet. Not so sure, which platform might be the right one for your business? If you should choose an online marketplace, your own online shop, or both? Those topics are increasingly determining the dialogue of the German hardware and tool industry. 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…

baumarkt direkt growth forecast

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Based in Hamburg, the baumarkt direkt joint venture operated by Hagebau and the Otto-Group has forecast turnover of 220 million Euros for the 2013/2014 business year. This represents an increase of about 8.5 percent on last year, and is once again better than previously predicted. The chief executive is Stefan Ebert: “Our success is based on an integrated multi-channel strategy combining the advantages of fixed-base and mail-order retailing.” read more…

Eisenwarenmesse 2014 – as always, clearly structured!

Hallplan

 

Cologne’s 39th International Hardware Fair will run four days from 9 to 12 March 2014 with some 2,600 exhibitors from 50 countries. Together, they will show a truly comprehensive overview of just about everything that is required in the hardware trade. As in 2012, firms will be positioned in halls according to their main product categories. read more…

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