by Cindy Chen, Fastener World Inc.
The 39th INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne, which was held on 9th~12th, 2014. 2,783 exhibitors from 53 countries presenting their new and innovative products from Tools, Industrial Supply, Fasteners & Fixings, and Fittings etc… were represented on exhibition space 142,000 square metres which correspond to a 4.5 percent increase compared to the 2012 event.
The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2014 attracted around 50,000 trade visitors (2012: 53,500) from 136 (2012: 132) countries, of which around 63 percent came from abroad.*
Refer to the visitor survey, almost 73 percent of the interviewees were involved in procurement decisions; indeed 44 percent play a decisive role. 79 percent of the visitors were either satisfied or very satisfied with the exhibits on offer. This in turn had a positive effect on whether the attendees had achieved the aim of their visit.
The next INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE will be held from 6 to 9 March.2016.

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Mr. Gang-Hao Chang has joined Fastener World Inc. since 2007. He has been dedicated to offering a diverse range of promoting packages and marketing service to various fasteners, hand tools, industrial parts, machinery and relevant industries and bringing the latest market intelligence and up-to-date industrial info directly to the desks of readers and buyers. He is a frequent participant of many int’l exhibitions around the world. He not only helps customers promote their products in the int’l market and increase their brand awareness, but also brings back foreign buyers’ inquiries to many companies, establishing for both sides a consolidated and long term collaboration. (For further inquiry, please email to