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EISEN 2020

Which products are eligible for participation?

New product developments and further developments that are being presented at EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020 for the first time ever and which stand out in terms of their

  • form/function/appearance
  • design/ergonomics
  • eco-friendliness/sustainability/economic
  • efficiency compared to conventional products found on the market.

To be eligible for registration, a product may not have been presented on the market more than two years ago (08.03.2018).

Which categories are there?
The exhibitor ticks the corresponding category his product falls under on the application form.

  • Tools: Hand tools, power tools and accessories
  • Fixing and fastening technologies, fittings, furniture and small fittings, safeguarding systems
  • Industrial supply, workshop and factory equipment, work protection


When will the award be presented?

The award ceremony of the EISEN 2020 will take place as part of the EISENforum on Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 10 a.m. Be there and find out which concept convinced the jury!

Special show EISEN 2020
All nominated product innovations are exhibited here and enjoy a prominent place on the Mittelboulevard. Find out more about the new products submitted by the companies here!

All dates on one view

Deadline for applications
Judging Session
Participants get informed
Deadline for applications

07.02.2020 - Deadline for applications / entry deadline

The exhibitor fills out the form and sends it back by 07.02.2020 (an automatic confirmation will be received). The entry deadline is 07.02.2020, which is also the deadline for:

  • the description of the concept
  • photo and image material
  • presentations
  • etc.

12.02.2020 Delivery of the products to Spedition Schenker

Products in presentable and operational condition must be delivered to the spedition (Please note: Recipient is Schenker Deutschland AG) . All entries that Koelnmesse or Schenker receives after 12.02.2020 cannot be taken into account.

Judging Session

18.02.2020 - Judging Session

The judging session will be held in Cologne on 18.02.2020. The jury members will be named by the ZHH composed of representatives of the press, trade or from the field of science. The jury will elect the nominees in each category from among all of the entries.

Participants get informed

From 19.02.2020 - Participants get informed of the outcome

The nominees of each category will be informed of the result immediately (Please note: Not every product that was submitted for judging will be presented in the special zone).

Award ceremony
Collection of products
Award ceremony

01. März 2020, 10 a.m. - Award ceremony EISEN 2020 Innovation-Award powered by ZHH

The winners of the EISEN 2020 will be awarded on the EISENforum in hall 11.1.


01.–04.03.2020 - Presentation of the nominated concepts

All of the nominated products will be presented to the trade visitor. The winners will be identifiable straight after the award ceremony.

Collection of products

04.03.2020 - Collection of products from the special show

The exhibitor collects his product(s) from the special zone after the end of the exhibition (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.). The exhibitors that were not nominated are also requested to collect their products from here.

Heidrun Eichhorn

Your personal conatct for the EISEN Award

Heidrun Eichhorn
Event Manager
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