International Hardware Fair Signs 2,600 Exhibitors

Tool Halls alone will occupy 1.5 million square feet.

Every two years, the world's tool, hardware and fastener industries flock to Cologne, Germany, one of Europe's most beautiful and vibrant cities, for EISENWARENMESSE — The International Hardware Fair.

With three months until show time, the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, has signed some 2,600 exhibitors from 50 countries. Set to run March 9-12, 2014, the show will feature a truly international flavor, with more than 80 percent of the exhibitors coming from outside Germany.

Leading the international contingents will be companies from Italy, Great Britain, France, China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea and the USA.

Trade fair visitors will be able to view and order products in four umbrella categories: Tools, Industrial Supply, Fastening Systems, Fittings and Home Improvement.

With more than 1.5 million square feet of gross space, the Tools section features the largest product range at the fair. In halls 1 to 3, 4.1 as well as 10.1 and 10.2 some 1,500 suppliers present their latest new products and innovations.

A total of 500 companies will present their latest products in the Industrial Supply section.
A further 400 suppliers will exhibit Fastening products and 200 more will feature Home Improvement and DIY products.

The International Hardware Fair Cologne will be held in Halls 1 to 5 and 10 of the Koelnmesse and will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from March 9 to 12, 2014. Further information is available at