EISENWARENMESSE relaunch success

Last week saw the successful relaunch of the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne, Germany after an enforced break of more than four years.

Around 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries presented their products and innovations to the hardware industry again, with around 25,000 trade visitors from 125 countries, there to see what was on offer.

“The sense of relief at finally being able to meet face to face again after such a long time and do business in person could be clearly felt among all our exhibitors and trade visitors throughout the entire trade fair,” said Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “You had the feeling that a big family was getting together again after a long time apart.

“The trade fair was a success, especially in the context of the ongoing travel restrictions in Asia, the acute energy and raw materials crisis, and the geopolitical situation in many countries. The feedback from our exhibitors about the business contacts they’ve made is positive across the board. Clearly, companies made a strategic decision to attend the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR – the decision makers were here,” commented Oliver Frese.

The next edition of the INTERNATIONALE EISENWARENMESSE in Cologne will take place from 3-6 March 2024. A full review of the show will be in the November print edition of Torque Magazine.