International Hardware Fair

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Covid-19 Event Update

The International Hardware Fair 2022’s hybrid event has been postponed due to Germany’s developing COVID-19 situation. Koelnmesse GmbH has stated that they expect the travel restrictions, in particular the ones related to the Asian market, will be as stringent during September 2022. Their expectations are based on their previous experience with the 2021 edition as well as the current global vaccination campaign progress. Due to such reasons as well as the importance of Eisenwarenmesse and the Asian market for the industry, Koelnmesse GmbH has opted to delay the event. Industry stakeholders can meet in person or online between September 25th to September 28th at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. The venue will feature robust, state-of-the-art COVID-19 prevention measures. This will include a strict 3G entry policy, social distancing and the mandatory wearing of masks. 

A Brief Overview of International Hardware Fair

Skilled workers and professionals involved in the building and construction sectors seek out their next toolset at the International Hardware Fair. The international expo presents the latest models of manual hand-held tools, power tools and protective equipment on the market. It is often referred to as the meeting point for the entire hardware industry in Europe, which is reflected also within the sizeable crowds that attend each edition. Buy an exhibition stand and come to the city of Cologne, Germany.

GETA ltd has a long-standing history in the business travel sector and offers you a hotel room that is light on your budget. You save money on your business travel booking and also save valuable time on your commute since we always strive to locate you near public transport. Get in touch early enough, and you might get hotel accommodation for the International Hardware Fair near Messe Cologne.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

International Hardware Fair is all about fostering business relations and introducing supply with demand. That’s an especially advantageous position to be in if you have a product to launch or want to explore new regional markets. Attendance numbers are in your favour:

  • 2770 international exhibitors from 58 countries showcased their products;
  • 47,000+ international trade visitors from 143 countries attended;
  • 144,000+ square metres of exhibition space has been dedicated;

Industry Relevance

The International Hardware Fair (or Internationale Eisenwarenmesse as it is known in its native German) is the premier trade show in support of the hardware industry. Editions are held every two years in Cologne, Germany. The expo manages the entirety of the value chain and is squared off into four main theme zones – industrial supplies, fixtures, connection technology and hardware. International Hardware Fair functions is a B2B platform that moves products off shelves. It also has a commitment to exploring the capabilities of new technologies and showcasing the next generation of tools. It’s been doing this to great success since 1960! Visitors survey hand tools, hardware, interior equipment, air tools, building equipment, pressure washers, safety clothing, sanitary equipment, decorative hardware, fixing technology, soldering equipment, power tools and so much more.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Although initially a trade fair servicing the German market and its neighbours, International Hardware Fair has now turned into a global event. Unlike many other German-based fairs, this show maintains a strong international presence. We’re talking about 87% of all exhibitors and over 70% of all trade visitors. Europe has been the major geographic and economic force at the fair, but countries from Asia, North and South America, Africa and the Russian Federation are catching up. As far as the professional background of visitors goes, you have the buyers and suppliers of the industrial, professional craftsmen, engineers, and architects at the forefront to learn all there is about the latest developments in the industry.

Past editions

International Hardware Fair 2021

21.02.2021 - 24.02.2021

International Hardware Fair

Cancelled because of COVID 19

Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to International Hardware Fair

On Foot

On Foot

Cologne Bonn Airport – not advisable

Cologne Central Station – 30 mins via Hohenzollernbrücke


By Car

Cologne Bonn Airport – 20 mins via A559 and Östliche Zubringerstraße/L124

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via Auenweg


By Public Transport

Cologne Bonn Airport – 30 mins via S19 transport

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via S-Bahn S6/12/9

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