International Hardware Fair
International Hardware Fair

International Hardware Fair

New Date
21 Feb 2021 - 24 Feb 2021
Germany , Köln

General Information


Koelnmesse GmbH


2 years

International Hardware Fair Map

!!! Important !!! The 2020 edition of International Hardware Fair has been officially cancelled by the organisers due to coronavirus.


If you want to see modern hardware technology for the needs of your business, you should visit International Hardware Fair also known as EISENWARENMESSE in Germany. At this event, you will be able to meet many manufacturers of power tools as well as the well-known brands on the market and meet with the biggest buyers in the sector. The international exhibition has been running successfully since 1960 and has been at the centre of major industry trends, which gives you a much necessary competitive edge. The product portfolio is one of the biggest on the market with hand tools, hardware, interior equipment, air tools, building equipment, pressure washers, safety clothing, sanitary equipment, decorative hardware, fixing technology, soldering equipment and power tools on display.


The International Hardware Fair is an exhibition, which takes place once every two years and falls on even years. Cologne, Germany welcomes the event for a period of four days at the beginning of March usually and takes place at Koelnmesse alongside the related IAW. Koelnmesse functions also as the official organiser for the event. Only trade visitors are admitted entrance and working hours are from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon. Only the last day ends an hour earlier at 17:00 pm. Cologne is one of the friendliest cities when it comes to commuting and when you’re not driving to Koelnmesse you have your choice between the tram, the metro and the city rail system, which alone has four lines that service the exhibition grounds.

What Are People Saying?

“The fisher group exhibited on the Boulevard for the second time and is very pleased with the response, because all of the important decision-makers from the trade were present within the first three days.” - Stefan Pelster-Hemesath, Sales Director North, Buildings Materials/DIY; fischer

“At this year's EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne there was a well-balanced mix between international and German DIY customers and mail order distributors. Over the first three days of the fair, we were able to welcome almost all important trading partners at our interactive Smart Home exhibition stand.” - Sascha Schellenberg, Executive Director of Alfred Schellenberg GmbH

“We are celebrating our anniversary in Cologne this year - 150 years of Hazet - and have placed the focus on our many new and innovative products. Of course, we are very pleased with the outcome of the trade fair, because here we meet up with all of our national and international customers in one go over the space of four days.” - Matthias Hoffmann, Executive Director, Hazet

Audience & Statistics

The International Hardware Fair backs up the praise and positive comments with great numbers – some 2770 international exhibitors and an audience that hit 47,000 trade visitors from more than 140 countries. This simple statistic along should give you a hint as to how potent this exhibition is to move product off shelf. The audience consists of buyers and suppliers of the industrial, engineers and architects, and professional craftsmen. This means you’re always on target and have means to diversify your revenue stream. Another statistic we want to bring forward is how over 70% of all visitors are foreign nationals, which means that you’re able to open your brand to new markets all over the world. You have all the continents represented – Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.


Since International Hardware Fair is so heavily visited, you need to plan your work trip early on. Trade Fair Trips ltd is the one-stop solution for your needs from accommodation for exhibitions to logistical support. Our team can install your exhibition booth and place meeting facilities on hold for you when necessary. Because we also block rooms in Cologne, Germany ahead of time, we have access to all the best deals on the market and we work with all price points. We are able to provide low rates and various discounts. That is why we are confident to say that our offers will fit your budget. Book with us, and allow the reservations agents at Trade Fair Trips Ltd to impress you by handling your hotel arrangements properly and quickly.

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