Reporting Live | International Hardware Fair | Cologne, Germany
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2,600 suppliers from 50 countries expected at International Hardware Fair Cologne
From March 4 to March 7, 2012, the International Hardware Fair will present the entire world of hardware at the Koelnmesse exhibition center in Cologne, Germany. Over a period of four days, professionals from trade and industry will come together in Cologne with buyers and suppliers from all over the world in order to present and examine new products and trends, form new business contacts and place orders for the coming year.
“In addition to its leading position as a global marketplace, the International Hardware Fair serves an important function as a communications platform. Here, market players from all over the world and all hardware segments can meet in order to share experiences face-to-face and discuss current developments in the sector,” says Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse. Trade visitors can look forward to an interactive supporting program and an international range of exhibitors, encompassing around 2,600 suppliers from 50 countries.
Four Product Segments
The International Hardware Fair will be divided into four product segments: Tools; Industrial Supply; Fasteners and Fixings-Fittings; and Home Improvement. Thanks to this visitor-friendly layout, dealers and buyers from industry will be able to quickly find their way around the fair and gain a compact overview of new products in their specific areas of responsibility.
The fair's biggest segment, Tools, will once again be presenting a very deep and broad product range. More than 1,500 companies will be showing a comprehensive range of hand tools and power tools, as well as power tool attachments in Halls 1 to 3, 4.1, 10.1 and 10.2.
The Industrial Supply segment will also be strongly represented, encompassing around 500 companies that will display products for workshop and factory equipment, industrial supplies and protective equipment in Halls 4.1 and 4.2.
Visitors will find innovations for fixing and fastening technologies as well as fittings (400 suppliers) in Halls 5.1 and 5.2. Ironmongery and tools will also be found in Halls 1 to 3, in which the product ranges from Asia will be concentrated.
The products and services will be rounded out by exhibitors from the Home Improvement segment in Hall 5.1., where visitors will find around 200 suppliers offering products from the builders' and DIY supplies segment.
80% of Exhibitors from Outside Germany
The International Hardware Fair will once again be a leading event with regard to its international scope, as around 80 per cent of the exhibitors will come from outside Germany. The European country sending the most suppliers to the fair will be Italy, followed by the UK, Spain and France. From overseas, there will also be large contingents from China, Taiwan, India and the USA.
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