03. - 06. March 2024 | Leading trade fair for tools, fastening systems, locks and fittings

The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne, a leading global trade fair for the hardware industry, takes place biennially at the prestigious Cologne exhibition center. Since its inception in 1960, it has established itself as an indispensable platform for exhibitors and professional visitors from around the world. Organized by Koelnmesse GmbH, the fair impresses with its clear division into four main areas: Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fastening and Connection Technology, and Fittings, Construction, and Home Improvement Supplies. This structure allows visitors to gain a comprehensive overview of the hardware industry's offerings..

As a meeting point for professionals, including buyers, industry suppliers, craftsmen, engineers, and architects, the fair provides an excellent opportunity to discover the latest products, technologies, and innovations in the field. A particular highlight is the presentation of the EISEN Award for outstanding product innovations and advanced technologies, with a focus on the increasingly important megatrend of sustainability.

The diverse supporting program is enriched by special shows and the EISENforum, known for its current topics, professional exchange, and knowledge transfer. The program is complemented by various networking opportunities.

The venue, the Cologne fair, is characterized by its central location, modern infrastructure, and excellent accessibility. It offers optimal conditions for exhibitors and visitors, significantly contributing to the fair's success.

In summary, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR Cologne is an essential event for the hardware industry, setting trends, introducing innovations, and serving as a central marketplace for the exchange of knowledge and networking.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 25. September to 28. September 2022, about 1400 exhibitors from 50 countries and 25000 visitors from 125 countries on the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne.

The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR will take place on 4 days from Sunday, 03. March to Wednesday, 06. March 2024 in Cologne.

In 8 days
03.03.2024 - 06.03.2024*
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 days
Opening hours:
Sunday, 03.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h
Monday, 04.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h
Tuesday, 05.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h
Wednesday, 06.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h
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Local time:
16:01 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 8210
Fax: +49 (0)221 8212574
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Past editions:
  • 25. - 28. September 2022
    • 1400 exhibitors from 50 countries
    • 25000 visitors
  • 04. - 07. March 2018
    • 2770 exhibitors from 58 countries
    • 47000 visitors
  • 06. - 08. March 2016
    • 2670 exhibitors from 55 countries
    • 44000 visitors
  • 09. - 12. March 2014
    • 2787 exhibitors from 53 countries
    • 43879 visitors

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: accessories, air tools, building equipment, car accessories, components, connection technology, construction chemicals, construction materials, decorative hardware, fixing technology, furniture fittings, hand tools, hardware, interior equipment, interior furnishing, ladders, machine tools, motorcycle accessories, outdoor equipment, power tools, pressure washers, safety clothing, sanitary equipment, sanitary facilities, scaffolding, shop equipment, small fittings, soldering equipment, storage equipment, welding equipment, work wear, workshop equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR taking place?
The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR fair takes place in Cologne, at the Köln Messe.

When is the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR taking place?
Visit the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR from 03. - 06. March 2024.

How often does the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR take place?
The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR?
The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is an exhibition for Metalware, Plumbing and additive manufacturing.

What are the opening hours of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne?
Opening hours: Sunday, 03.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h; Monday, 04.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h; Tuesday, 05.03.  09:00 – 18:00 h; Wednesday, 06.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h;