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Smart and diverse: Industry trends 2016

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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

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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!

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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

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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…

hagebau issues Materials Management App

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Many hardware Apps are primarily intended for end-users, but hagebau’s ‘AppOne’ just issued provides decision-takers in the supply chain with flexible access to the stock control system from any place at any time. For example, statistics and contact details can be called up in real time. read more…

Eisenwarenmesse 2014 – as always, clearly structured!

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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…

Eisen 2014 Award: Apply Now!

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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…

Eisenwarenmesse 2014 – Strong Brands Line Up

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From 9 – 12 March numerous top hardware brands from around the world will gather for the 2014 Eisenwarenmesse. Manufacturers, buyers and retailers from many countries will descend upon the city to trawl through the very latest and newest hardware products on show.

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The Game is Up!

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Increasing numbers of companies now integrate some kind of game function within their products or services, a trend that has become known as ‘gamification’. Likewise the Bosch Group has recognised the trend and developed ‘Dust Fighter’ – a free game for smartphones. read more…

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