For tens of thousands of years man has been using tools - they are one of the motors of progress and the heart of industrial manufacturing. And this heart beats particularly strongly in Cologne every two years. The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the central industry forum for innovations and technologies for the global decision-makers in the manufacturing industry and the driving forces behind the tool industry. This is impressively demonstrated by fully booked exhibition halls, full aisles, 2,770 suppliers from 58 countries and over 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries. And because we have many good reasons to be proud of it, our new image video shows the whole world of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in inspiring pictures - take a look!