Fastener World Brings Real-time Snapshots from the Fair
"International Hardware Fair Cologne" held in Germany every two years opened its gates again to domestic and foreign exhibitors and industrial professionals after the postponement in 2020 due to the pandemic. This Fair opened on September 25 at Kolnmesse (address: Koelnmesse GmbH, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Koln).
Fastener World was at F070/G071 of Hall 10.1.
The 4-Day Event Provided Enough Time for Interaction Among Exhibitors and Visitors
The 2022 Fair opened from 09/25-27 (time: 09:00-18:00) through 09/28 (time: 09:00-17:00). The organizer opened Halls 3, 10, and 11. According to the organizer’s statistics, there were 1,411 German and international companies come to exhibit this year, which were mainly from the industry sectors of hand tools/power tools, construction & furniture fittings, fastener & fixings, factory equipment, products for industrial use, DIY & relevant services for industrial purposes, etc.
Taiwanese companies and exhibiting groups were also present to demonstrate their latest hand tools, aftermarket tools, gardening tools, relevant industrial tools, sockets & wrenches, and many other hardware products. Their original design and competitive performance of products also amazed lots of visiting buyers.
In addition to the main exhibiting area, the organizer also arranged the “DIY Boulevard” with 60 companies participating in presenting their latest and most innovative DIY products. During the Fair, industry professionals and those from corporate management were invited to give their thematic sessions, making the Fair this year become not only a place to observe the newest products, technologies, and services from the industry, but also a platform for exhibitors and visitors to get a clear picture of the current industrial needs and trends.
Various Innovations Featuring Eye-Catching Characteristics
This year, with more European, American, and Asian countries opening their borders and loosening up their immigration policies, our staff onsite deeply felt during the Fair the high interest and enthusiasm of hardware-related manufacturers, distributors, purchasing reps, and industry professionals to meet new and existing collaborative partners face to face, look for business opportunities, and develop markets.
Fastener World’s staff onsite also observed at the Fair many market trends for future industrial development especially focused by the industry this year, such as energy saving, carbon emission reduction, environmental protection & sustainability, multiple applications, etc. For example, many hardware & tools exhibitors’ product design demonstrated more efficient energy consumption or longer battery storage. Some products put emphasis on more ergonomic design with simplicity and convenience to achieve the comfort, convenience, and higher work efficiency. Some exhibitors focused on the multiple applications and flexibility of products (such as one single device which could be used for multiple purposes, portability, or the wireless connectivity, etc.), or reinforced the digital upgrade of their products to achieve more accurate control and the integration of data sources.
Printed Magazines Brought to the Fair /
Business Reps Expressed Strong Will to Purchase
In accordance with buyers’ various sourcing demands in different markets, our staff onsite took a lot of recently released and printed copies to the Fair, which included “Fastener World Magazine, China Fastener World Magazine, Hardware & Fastener Components Magazine, and Emerging Fastener Markets Magazine.”
We also talked with several corporate purchasing reps coming to our stand asking for magazines during the Fair and they told us that they were highly interested in purchasing Taiwanese products featuring high performance/price ratios, excellent design, and high quality and collaborating with these suppliers. They hoped that through those printed copies received from Fastener World and our online B2B purchasing platform, they could understand more about superior products from suppliers based in Taiwan and other countries and establish closer collaboration approaches.
They also hope that through the collaboration with Taiwanese and other countries’ suppliers they can build up a more tenacious and integrated post-pandemic global industry supply chain.
Fastener World Meets Local Well-Known Brands
At the Fair, our staff onsite also visited and met many German and European leading hardware and hand tools brands.
Many companies told Fastener World that they are very delighted to see the Fair gather industrial friends from different countries and they also met good old friends and new friends from Taiwan and Asia. They told us that they are very happy to see the whole industry take this opportunity to gather under one roof to interact with each other, share industrial intelligence, and even establish future collaboration and communication approaches.
In the following three days, we’d sincerely like to invite all industry professionals to interact with our staff onsite and ask for suppliers info that is always the most complete and suitable to your needs.
The next edition of International Hardware Fair Cologne will take place on March 3-6, 2024.