Hardware Cologne

Total Hotspots – March of the LED

 

Economic, ecological and with a highly promising future: when the discussion turns to energy-saving lighting, then the LED is a clear winner. A gigantic worldwide market is now opening for new technologies and lighting. read more…

The perfect green cut

 

Will we soon see Tarzan and Jane swinging on vines between high-rise buildings? A dream from the Jungle Book? Not necessarily, if you live in Singapore. And this kind of sustainable architecture is now spreading green shoots through Europe, creating a great new opportunity for the tool industry. read more…

Michael McLarney at the Eisenwarenmesse 2012

 

The Canadian Michael McLarney (Editor Hardlines) presents the new Products and Innovations of the Area Industrial Supply at the Internationale Eisenwarenmesse 2012.

TÜV Rheinland: DINplus Quality Mark for Hand Tools

 

The range of hand tools on sale is enormous and consumers searching for a particular kind of tool are faced with a plethora of choice, making the final decision very difficult. However, research has shown that there are very significant differences in the qualities and quality of hand tools; there are frequent criticisms with respect to finish, quality, effectiveness and manipulation. The highly respected independent technical quality assessment bureau TÜV Rheinland has decided to provide guidance by awarding the DINplus and DIN Certco quality mark, to tools that it has checked and found satisfactory in all respects. read more…

Rhodius Cutting Disc Saves Time and Money

 

Fast, precise and clean – that’s the new All-in-One diamond cutting disc from Rhodius Schleifwerkzeuge, which simplifies cutting apertures in brickwork. The innovative process saves time and money, and cuts slots up to 30 mm wide in a single pass. read more…

Great Hardware Fair for Scheppach

 

The chief executive of Scheppach Stephan W. Müller has expressed greay satisfaction with his company’s results at the Cologne International Hardware Fair:  “We gained positive feedback from countless key contacts both from Germany and many other countries around the world; this has given our business a boost to our recent strategic decisions.” This medium-sized enterprise finished the fair in Cologne very optimistic for business in the year to come. read more…

Last Chance Today – to see the Eisen 2012-winners close-up

 

Today is the last day of the 2012 Cologne international Hardware Fair, and with it the last opportunity to get a close-up look at the assembled winners of this year’s Eisen 2012 Awards, on display on the Mittelboulevard. read more…

Winter has arrived, with higher heating bills

 

Today, it’s official: goodbye to the autumn, and welcome to winter! Accompanied by the high cost of heating homes, offices and factories. Of interest to everyone at this time of the year, is how best to economise on heating. A recent survey conducted by Marplan revealed that 36 percent of Germans plan to snuggle up with each other to reduce costs! But as we are all aware, that will not be sufficient to keep the frost and snow at bay. Occupants of oil-heated homes, offices and factories must face the prospect of a steep increase in costs. However, it makes no difference if the heat comes from oil, gas or a district-heating source, anyone who uses the heating system effectively – whether at home on the workshop – can make significant savings. Advice on how to do so can be found at the internet portal Heizspiegel.de: read more…