Hardware Cologne

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…

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…

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…