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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020: Fully booked halls, outstanding exhibitors – secure your ticket now!
Great news: The entire exhibition area of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2020 is fully booked. Visitors to the largest exhibition in the hardware sector can look forward to numerous innovations, stimulating lectures and top national and international players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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!
Introducing the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (ghin)
The formerly independent organisations European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (ghin) have joined forces as a consolidated association. Ever since, they have acted as the unified voice of the DIY trade around the globe.