03.–06.03.2024 #IEM2024

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We have bundled our worldwide trade fair portfolio for the hardware sector under KOELNMESSE: GLOBAL COMPETENCE IN HARDWARE. Benefit from this global trade fair offer too and make use of the attractive opportunities and advantages of this network to tap into new markets and target groups!


Facts and Figures: China International Hardware Show

China International Hardware Show

China International Hardware Show
19-21 September 2023 in Shanghai
Why participate?
  • Leading hardware sourcing fair in Asia, benchmark of Chinese hardware industry for the past 20 years
  • The convenient way to meet regional decision makers and buyers
  • Strong support of China National Hardware Association and excellent domestic network
  • Hybrid participation options for international exhibitors to ensure efficient business networking in current times
Visitor profile
  • 34 % Traders/Wholesalers
  • 16 % Exporters/Importers
  • 14 % Tool/DIY Retailers
  • 13 % Others
  • 12 % Manufacturers/Producers
  • 8 % Distributors
  • 3 % Contractors/Construction Companies
Exhibitor profile
  • Hand Tools
  • Building & Decoration Hardware
  • Tools, Accessories & Systems
  • Fasteners
  • Power Tools
  • Locks
  • Grinding Abrasives
  • Garden Tools
  • Security Equipment & Systems
  • Nails & Wire Mesh
  • Processing Equipment
  • Labor insurance products
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Small Machinery
  • Welding Tools
Market Information
  • Total import volume of the hardware industry in China:
    19,082 billion USD
  • Total import volume of the hardware industry from the EU:
    6,992 billion USD
    • 50.38% from Germany
    • 11.88% from Italy
    • 7% from France
Building hardware and tools imported from:
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • USA
  • South Korea
  • Italy
Tools import ratio (TOP 5):
  • Gauges tools
  • Hardware parts (small electric tools)
  • Punching tools
  • Saws
  • Spanner tools
Building hardware import ratio (TOP 5):
  • Valve
  • Nails
  • Steel
  • Hinges
  • Wire mesh
Larry Chen
Tel: +86-21-6390 6161-826
Fax: +86 21 6390 6858

Zoey Yue
Tel: +86-21-6390 6161 ext. 828
Fax: +86-21-6390 6858

Get in the mood with International Hardware Fair Italy

Facts and Figures: International Hardware Fair Italy

International Hardware Fair Italy

International Hardware Fair Italy
8-9 May 2025 in Bergamo
Why participate?
  • The widely successful format that led International Hardware Fair Cologne - EISENWARENMESSE - to be the world's No. 1 trade fair in the industry comes to Italy. The industry workers from all over Europe will have a Koelnmesse appointment every year: even years in Cologne, odd years in Bergamo.
  • International Hardware Fair Italy will address its naturally international vocation to foreign markets - in particular Europe and the Mediterranean area - in terms of visitors and exhibitors. The synergic alternation with EISENWARENMESSE will offer companies and visitors the opportunity to participate at a top-level event every year.
  • The event involves a wide range of different areas, to offer visitors a complete set of products. Tools, DIY, Fixing, Building, Safety, Coulor and Paintings, Electrical, Garden and Outdoor, will be the main product categories exhibited. A proposal that will catch the attention of a huge number of visitors from the most attractive distribution channels for exhibitors: traditional and professional hardware distribution, large-scale retail, building retailers, paint shops.
Find out more here
Visitor profile
International Hardware Fair Italy is aimed at visitors from the following industries:
  • Traditional and professional hardware distribution
  • Tools
  • DIY shops, large-scale distribution
  • Colour shops
  • Building retailers
  • Manufacturers and importers
  • Distributors and decision makers in the industry
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Garden centers
  • Purchasing groups
  • Industry
  • Service companies
Exhibitor profile
  • Hand and power tools
  • Safety and workwear
  • DIY
  • Building
  • Garden and outdoor
  • Industrial supplies
  • Fixing and fastening
  • Colour and paintings
  • Lighting and electric
Market Information
The Italian market of the hardware industry differs from the rest of Europe for its distribution structure and sales channels. The industry generates revenues of around 10 billion and can rely on 8,000 stores.
  • HARDWARE WHOLESALERS -> 0.9 billion revenue
  • 150 hardware distributors Tot.: 40,000 stores selling hardware products and related services (paint shops, building materials stores - 5,400 stores), technical tools stores, electrical shops, gardening sector)
  • E-commerce grows year by year and represents 15% of the total revenue in the hardware sector
  • In 2020 the market (hardware + DIY) volume is 13.3 bn EUR
  • In Italy there are around 1,000 DIY stores
  • The growth of the hardware/DIY market is around 10% (2019 vs. 2020 - Source: Gfk)
  • Garden segment represents 10-20% of the hardware/DIY distribution channel
An exclusive service for International Hardware Fair Italy exhibitors. One-to-one meetings, onsite or online, between exhibitors and selected distributors. The pool of distributors will include leading brands of hardware distribution and large-scale retail, both Italian and international.

Find out more about the matchmaking programme
Participation options
Koelnmesse provides exhibitors with different ways to participate at International Hardware Fair Italy, meeting everyone's needs and desires, according to budget, communication strategy and goals of each company.
  • RAW SPACE: the ideal solution for larger areas, where the exhibitor can use his own set up to create a place that suits his identity and corporate image.
  • PRE-ASSEMBLED STANDS: modular stands, from 12 square meters up to 48 square meters, with a defined structure (partially customisable). A practical solution, which minimises the organisational effort and the activity of setting up and dismantling.
Find our more about the participation options
Alice Brambilla
Tel. +39 02 86961330

Francisca Valdes
Tel. +39 02 8696 1331

Get in the mood with International Hardware Fair India

Facts and Figures: International Hardware Fair India

International Hardware Fair India

International Hardware Fair India
2-4 December 2023 in New Delhi
Why participate?
  • INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR INDIA aims to be a focused event for the hardware community and embed German standards in facilitating the marketplace
Visitor profile
CEO’s / COO’s / Managing Directors, Purchase Department, Production Department, Sales Managers, Civil Engineers, Architects, R&D Department, Training Department from:

  • Tools Specialist Trade
  • Hardware Trade
  • Railway / Automotive sector / E-vehicle
  • Department Store / Discount Store
  • Renewable Energy Sector
  • Casting and Forging Industries
  • Construction Industries
  • Engineering Industries
  • DIY Industries
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturer
  • Electrical and Plumbing Contractors
  • Garden Centres
  • E-commerce
Exhibitor profile
  • Hand Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Building Material Hardware
  • Home Improvement
  • Machine Tools
  • Garden Equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Hardware Accessories
  • Paint and Accessories
  • DIY
  • Industry Services
  • Workshop and Fixing Technology
  • Building and Furniture Fittings
  • Automotive Supplies and Accessories
Market Information
  • Hardware market to experience hyper growth as the Indian government prioritises manufacturing sector vis-à-vis Atmanirbar Bharat (self-reliant economy), Vocal for Local, and Make in India – India’s development goals to become $5 trillion (USD) economy by 2025.
  • The Indian market is well positioned to offer global economies an additional option to diversify their supply chains.
  • India – world’s fifth largest economy; the power tools market in India is estimated to reach approximately $1.3 billion in 2027, more than doubling from $679m in 2015.
  • The Indian hand tools market was valued @ $682 M in 2019 and is projected to reach $1158.7m by 2027 with a CAGR of 6.9%. The industrial segment is the highest revenue contributor registering a CAGR of 7.9% followed by the retail segment registering a CAGR of 6.7% and the online segment with a significant CAGR of 7.7%
  • The consumption of hand tools is the highest in the Asia–Pacific region due to growth of the industrial sector and rise in urbanisation. The surge in standard of living particularly in the developing countries empower the DIY culture which drives the market growth.
Shailendra Malik
Mobile : +91-9873949319
s.malik@koelnmesse-india.com (.pdf)