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We have prepared all of the important information for you in compact form. You will find everything you need to know about the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR at a glance in our Facts and figures.


Trade Fair
Product categories
  • Tools
  • Industrial Supply
  • Fasteners & Fixings, Fittings
  • Home Improvement
Date of the event
21. – 24. February 2021
2021 will be the postponed 2020 show
Organizer of the fair
Koelnmesse GmbH
Event frequency
every 2 years
Koelnmesse, Fair Grounds, Köln-Deutz
Opening times 2021
February 21-23, 2021:
Exhibitors: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Visitors: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

February 24, 2021:
Exhibitors: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Visitors: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission prices 2021
Day ticket 30.00 Euro
2-day-ticket 43.00 Euro
Season ticket 58.00 Euro

Box office:
Day ticket 40.00 Euro
2-day-ticket 55.00 Euro
Season ticket 70.00 Euro
30.00 Euro
Product segments
  • Hand tools, power tools and accessories, machine tools
  • Workshop and factory equipment/Industrial supply, protection equipment
  • Fastening and fixing technology, building and furniture fittings
  • Interiors and furnishings, sanitary ware and fittings, chemical products, building materials, -elements, -accessories and outside structures, Automotive supplies and accessories, two-wheeler accessories, smart home
  • Industry services
Fair profile
  • 1. The leading trade fair for the hardware/tool sector
  • 2. Traditional meeting point for communication and innovation in the hardware industry
  • 3. Internationality of exhibitors and visitors
  • 4. B2B fair for buyers from trade, industry and commercial users
Mailing of registration forms to exhibitors and interested companies
from January 2020
Hall occupancy
Halls 2-5, 10-11
Access rights
  • All forms of the trade
  • Buyers from the industry
  • Commercial users
  • Engineers and architects
Target groups exhibitors
  • Hand and power tools industry
  • Building and furniture fittings industry
  • Fasteners and fixing industry
  • Manufacturers of workshop and factory equipment/ Industrial supply
  • DIY-industry
  • Industry services
Target groups trade visitors
  • Tools specialist trade
  • Hardware trade (incl. cooperatives and production connected trade)
  • Security specialist trade
  • Home centers
  • Department stores, discount stores
  • Building supplies
  • Procurement manager
  • Operations- and production manager
  • Trades people
  • Commercial users
  • Engineers
  • Architects
Figures for the previous event
Exhibitors 2020:
Gross exhibition space 2020:
Visitors 2018:
2.943 from 60 countries
167.700 m²
47.000 from 143 countries
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