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Be part of the party: Apply now for the “EISEN Innovation Award powered by ZHH”

No future without innovation! That is why the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne (1 to 4 March), together with the Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH/Central Association of the Hardware Trade), will once again honour the best products in the categories tools, fasteners and fixings/fittings and industrial supplies with the “EISEN Innovation Award powered by ZHH” in 2020. Exhibiting companies can still submit their products until 7 February 2020.

Participation made easy: registration, nomination and the award ceremony
Registration: The process takes into account newly developed and enhanced products to be presented at EISENWARENMESSE — International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020 for the first time and which are different from products already available on the market in terms of form, function, appearance, design, material properties, handling, and/or technology or that were introduced to the market no more than two years ago (i.e., after 8 March 2018).

Nomination: An expert jury selects the competition nominees from all participants. The jury members include Stefan Buhren (Deutsches Handwerksblatt), Dr. Peter Dültgen (Research Association for Tools & Materials e.V. [FGW]), Markus Lutz (Eduard Lutz Schrauben-Werkzeuge GmbH), Ralf Hoppen (Hoppen Innenausbau GmbH), Fritz Weg (Fritz Weg GmbH & Co KG), Josef Bröckling (Ullner und Ullner GmbH) and Prof. Matthias Schönherr (University of Wuppertal). All participating companies will be informed of the jury’s decisions in mid-February. The nominees are guaranteed absolute attention even if they do not win: The award recipients and all the nominees will be presented to international trade visitors in a special exhibition over the entire duration of the trade fair.

The award ceremony: In order to generate even more attention for the innovations, the award ceremony will take place on the first day of the trade fair on Sunday, 1 March 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the EISENforum in Hall 11.1.

Koelnmesse – Hardware worldwide   
As an international top organiser of trade fairs, Koelnmesse is the global market leader for the product sections hardware/ironware divided up into the segments Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fasteners and Fixings, Fittings, Home Improvement as well as for the innovations of these industries. The leading trade fair EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne as well as Asia-Pacific Sourcing in Cologne, the Hardware Forum in Milan/Italy and CHIS - China International Hardware Show in Shanghai/China are exemplary for this.

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