Restarting the hardware industry 27 July 2021

With just under 2,500 registrations, ‘early bird’ stand bookings for EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Köln closed successfully with exhibitors from over 40 countries registering for the show – putting the foreign share of exhibitors at over 70%.

As a globally established platform for innovation, business, and communications, EISENWARENMESSE is more important than ever, especially after having to be cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic. “Both national and international exhibitors are thus particularly interested in being on board at the Cologne fair grounds when the hardware world takes off again,” reports organisers Koelnmesse.

The exhibitors who have already confirmed participation for the fair, taking place on 6th – 9th March 2022, include GESIPA Blindniettechnik GmbH, Hazet-Werk Hermann Zerver Gmbh & Co Kg, KNIPEX, STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH & Co KG, and Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH.

Once again EISENWARENMESSE will be partnered with the cross manufacturer Cordless Alliance System (CAS) initiated by Metabo. The partnership is a battery system based on the powerful battery technology of the Nürtingen-based power tool manufacturer and is considered to be one of the industry’s innovations. The CAS umbrella currently consists of ten well known manufacturers, encompassing around 130 machines and devices that are compatible with the same battery and can be combined as required. 

EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Köln is hoping to underline the international significance of the trade fair as a network and business platform of the global hardware industry. 

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


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.