03.–06.03.2026 #IEM2024

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Product segment: Tools

Technical innovation needs the right tools: the “tools & accessories” product segment is all about high-quality equipment for the tool retail trade and high-performance tools for craftsmen. Discover the exciting opportunities available to you with power tools, hand tools and cordless tools and benefit from the attention of an international trade audience as a tool manufacturer. The wide range of products means that you can address very different target groups and establish the foundation for future business relationships!

Hand tools - a success story with a long tradition

Traditional hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and pliers have long been part of a craftsman’s essential equipment. After all, real craftsmanship not only has a long tradition, it is also a sign of quality and care - even today. The toolbox classics have evolved – modern hand tools feature ergonomic handles, anti-slip coatings, interchangeable elements and more.

Experience hand tools from international manufacturers at the tool trade fair in Cologne and see for yourself how they make everyday work easier. Traditional manufacturers and newcomers alike will present their products, ranging from time-tested classics to innovative special purpose tools.

This is what the “tools & accessories” product segment offers

  • High-quality tools from international manufacturers
  • An extensive product range for addressing different customer groups
  • Live product presentations by leading tool manufacturers
  • Excellent networking opportunities with buyers and decision-makers from the tool wholesale trade

Power tools and cordless tools - innovation through electronics

The success of electronic components in the tool wholesale trade is clear: power tools are the first choice for many craftsmen and hobbyists are also increasingly using electronic tools. Higher performance, enhanced safety and greater ease of use are some of the arguments in favour of power and cordless tools. Electrical tools are constantly evolving thanks to technical innovations such as longer battery lives and improved vibration damping. Whether a craftsman, hardware buyer or industry representative: the enormous range of high-quality tools at the EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair will provide you with valuable insights into intelligent tool solutions and new areas of application - such a dazzling display of innovations is not to be missed!

The latest trends in the hardware business await you

Renowned tool manufacturers will come together at the tool trade fair in Cologne to present exclusive new releases and the most important industry services live on site. More than 3,000 exhibitors from 51 countries makes the EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne a source of wide-ranging ideas and a key meeting point for the entire hardware industry. Be one of the first when new products are unveiled and be inspired by power tools full of innovative features!

This is how you get an all-round product range package in terms of

  • Functionality
  • Conserving resources
  • Increased efficiency
  • Ergonomics
  • Innovation

As the world’s most important business and innovation platform for the hardware industry, the international tool trade fair in Cologne also has a top-class event programme in store for you. Fascinating presentations, lectures and expert talks round off the product segments of the tool trade fair and open the door to the future.

What is the impact of digitalisation on the tool industry? How can the tool retail sector benefit from e-commerce? Get input for the next business year right here!