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See you again at HARDWARE FAIR 2024!

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A unique overview

At the new edition of the EISENWARENMESSE - INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR, the innovations and trends of the hard goods industry were finally experienced live again. 1400 suppliers from 50 countries presented their innovations in Cologne - from tools to fastening and connecting technology to fittings as well as building and DIY supplies. As a hybrid presence and online event, the leading trade fair was finally back in full force.

Impressions and information from the EISENWARENMESSE 2022




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Discover the product range of INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

The product range

A fair - many reasons to be curious


Exhibitors from all over the world

114,000 sqm

Hall area (gross)


Trade visitors from 125 countries

70 %

Proportion of foreign trade visitors

Feel the mood of the industry

"The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR has built up a reputation over many years as the leading hard goods fair. Exhibitors and visitors know that they can expect high quality in all areas here."

Dietrich Alberts, Managing Director GAH-Alberts

On what is happening in Ukraine


At Koelnmesse we are closely following current developments in Ukraine, as the people of all nations around the world. The Russian attack stands in absolute opposition to our own values. As a trade fair organiser, we stand wholeheartedly for peaceful coexistence and free trade around the world.

The war has caused tremendous uncertainty and commotion regarding unrestricted service provision, monetary transactions and passenger transport between Russia, Belarus and Europe or Germany in particular. We are therefore initially suspending the participation of Russian and Belarusian exhibitors on our physical and digital platforms until further notice. However, we remain in contact with our partners in Russia, some of whom have been with us for many years and who unfortunately cannot attend our trade fairs now in Cologne. We are certain they have also been surprised by the decision to engage in war.

At Koelnmesse, we are particularly happy that everyone in our sales team in Kiev is doing well under the circumstances.