Meet the entire hardware industry 04 February 2020

From 1st – 4th March 2020, Köln will once again become the meeting point for the entire international hardware industry. Across four days, around 2,800 suppliers from more than 55 countries will present tools and products from the industrial supply, fasteners and fixings, fittings and home improvement segments.

EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Köln will present itself not only with a new hall and more square metres but with segments distributed equally over all halls. The largest product offering is still the ‘Tool’ section in halls 2, 4, 5, 10 and 11. The theme of ‘Industrial Supply’ can once again be found in halls 2 – 5, while exhibitors of the ‘Fasteners and Fixings’ and ‘Home Improvement’ segments will present themselves in halls 2 – 5 and 11. With this structure, trade visitors will profit more from the unification with the other segments and the synergies resulting from this.

“The exhibitor quality once again shows the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Köln is the world’s leading trade fair for the hardware industry. It is the optimal meeting point for the buyers and decision makers of the industry,” commented Catja Caspary, vice-president at Koelnmesse GmbH.

The product offering of exhibitors is complemented by an extensive and diverse event programme. One highlight of the trade fair is the presentation of the ‘EISEN Innovation Award powered by ZHH’ at the EISENforum. The Zentralverband Hartwarenhandel e.V. (ZHH/Central Association of the Hardware Trade) and Koelnmesse will once again honour the best products from the fields of tools, fasteners and fixings/fittings and industrial supply. In order to attract even more attention for innovations, the award ceremony will take place on the first day of the trade fair, Sunday 1st March 2020 at 10:00 at the EISENforum in hall 11.1. The prize winners and all nominees will be presented to international trade visitors over the entire duration of the trade fair in a special exhibition.

In addition to the enormous range of offerings, the profound international character and the quality of the exhibitors of the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Köln is particularly appealing. More than 85% of exhibitors will once again come from abroad in 2020. Besides many exhibitors from Germany, other European countries are also very well represented in Köln. Italy, Poland and the Netherlands are strong exhibitor countries, among others. From overseas, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and the USA are represented with large contingents. The significance of the event as the most important meeting point of the industry can be seen in the list of names on the registration list, including an agreement with the Cordless Alliance System cooperation.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450


Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.