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INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020: Trendsetter for innovative developments

INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020: Trendsetter for innovative developments

At the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR from 1 to 4 March 2020, hardware manufacturers will once again ignite a firework of innovation. In the run-up to the fair, we have already asked exhibitors about trends and new products and give you a first taste of exciting novelties and future-oriented solutions from the fields of tools, industrial supplies, fastening and joining technology and home improvement.

Strike when the iron is hot: e-commerce rock star Michael Atug

Strike when the iron is hot: e-commerce rock star Michael Atug

From tool trader in an rural German region to pioneer of online trading in the hardware sector - Michael Atug has turned into one of the most renowned experts in e-commerce. In the 1990s, he started with a stationary tool shop, today he inspires as a speaker and consultant.

Be part of the party: Innovation Award

Be part of the party: Innovation Award

No future without innovation! This is why the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR (1 to 4 March) will continue to present its prestigious awards in 2020. Together with the Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH) it will once again be giving the "EISEN Innovation Award powered by ZHH" to the best products in the fields of tools, fastening & connecting technology/fittings and industrial supplies.

New impulses for the hardware industry: Start-ups at the HARDWARE FAIR 2020

New impulses for the hardware industry: Start-ups at the HARDWARE FAIR 2020

Young companies provide valuable impulses for the industry. The HARDWARE FAIR 2020 offers them a perfect platform to present their ideas and future-oriented solutions. For this reason, the EISENforum in Hall 11.1 will, for the first time ever, present the Start-Up Day which will take place on the 4th of March 2020.

E-commerce at THE INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

E-commerce at THE INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

Nowadays, the topic of e-commerce has become a permanent fixture in the hardware industry's list of necessary infrastructural measures. It’s a priority for a reason: the majority of customers will go online to read up on products, services and features or to compare prices – and might even already make a purchase decision.

Intralogistics: the intelligent way to greater efficiency

Intralogistics: the intelligent way to greater efficiency

The systematic recording of real requirements in internal logistics is still a relatively recent phenomenon – but this so-called intralogistics holds impressive potential for process optimization. Industry 4.0 and machine learning play a key role here.

Printing out the future

Printing out the future

Tools, components and spare parts of all kinds: all this and more is increasingly generated layer by layer by help of a 3D printer. Additive manufacturing offers almost infinite possibilities to design objects from different materials and shows its strengths especially in rapid prototyping.

INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020

INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020

The first early booking phase for the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR from March 1 through 4, 2020 is over - and it already looks like the trade show is headed towards a new record: the largest exhibition in the hardware industry is growing significantly.

Almost fully booked:

Almost fully booked:

The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018 was an enormous success all along the line. 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries attended the trade fair in Cologne. Take your chance to present your products next year together with the biggest brands in the hardware industry.

5 innovative highlights at #EISENWARENMESSE

5 innovative highlights at #EISENWARENMESSE

Every two years, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR shows the latest and most important services and products, from tools to fastening and connection technology to building and DIY supplies. Some of these new products were presented to the public for the first time at the #EISENWARENMESSE as part of the EISEN Innovation Award, thus gaining international interest.

Ready for the Future

Ready for the Future

Koelnmesse is building for the future: spacious buildings with 10,000 m2 additional exhibition space, fascinating digital technology and many new possibilities for inspiring trade fair experiences.

The #EISENWARENMESSE and Cologne

The #EISENWARENMESSE and Cologne

...dating back to the post-war period. This was when the "Housewares and Hardware Fair" started, from which the "INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR" emerged in 1971 - as a separate event for the hardware industry. Take a look at the historical photos now!

Work hard - rock harder!

Work hard - rock harder!

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.