7 USA Pavilions – New Product Showcase USA – Product Guide

Cologne, Chicago – December 7, 2015

All eyes will soon be on Cologne, Germany again – four months from now over 2,700 suppliers from 50 countries will showcase their Hardware & DYI products at the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF). Show dates are March 6-8, 2016.

Halls will be arranged by product categories in following segments: Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fixing & Fastening Systems, Fittings and Home Improvement Products.

As the leading European event IHF regularly attracts export minded U.S and Canadian companies seeking worldwide distribution to Cologne. For the 2016 edition close to 80 U.S. and 7 Canadian companies will make the trip, among them the U.S. brands Channellock, Cobra, Goldblatt, Honeywell, Little Giant Ladder, Tough Build and True Value. Canada will be present with seven exhibitors led by Cobra Anchors and Swift Green Filters.

More than 50% of the U.S. companies will take part in product specific U.S. Pavilions offered by Koelnmesse Inc., the North American arm of the organizer. The largest group with 22 companies will be located in the Industry Supply Hall 4.2. Additional U.S. group exhibits will be located in the Tool halls 10.1/10.2 and Home Improvement halls 5.1/5.2. The show is pleased to have the American Hardware Manufacturers Association back for their 27th exhibition. They will exhibit with 7 member companies in the AHMA pavilion located in Hall 4.2.

“Our U.S. Pavilion program has really taken off due to its convenience and the new look of our U.S. turnkey exhibits. Compared to the last event we increased Pavilion participation by 21%. For the first time we now also offer a U.S. Product Showcase enabling companies with small budgets to be present in Cologne. ”, says Mette Petersen, President of Koelnmesse Inc.

Limited space in the U.S. Pavilions and the U.S. Product Showcase between halls 10/11 is still available. Inquiries should be directed to Darrin Stern at 773-326-9925 or

IHF will also provide ample networking opportunities for U.S. and Canadian exhibitors and attendees:

“Special Canada Night”

March 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

Kölschbar between Halls 10 & 11

A party for Canadian visitors and exhibitors at IHF. For information please contact: Beverly Allen, Hardlines


“North American Pavilion Happy Hour”

March 7, 2016 5:30 -7 p.m.

Hall 4.2 C-09

A get-together of U.S. exhibitors and their customers with beverages and fingerfood. For information and to RSVP please contact:  Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse Inc. at


Online show registration is now open at Discounted 2-Day tickets are priced at EURO 38 (U.S. $ 40) and  3-Day tickets are offered for EURO (U.S. $ 53)


About Koelnmesse, Inc.
Koelnmesse, Inc. is the Chicago- based subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, organizer of the International Hardware Fair. The Koelnmesse group organizes more than 75+ trade shows in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. Our office serves as the main contact for North American exhibitors, attendees, media and trade associations interested in taking part in Koelnmesse events.

We assist North American companies and attendees in all their planning steps towards participation in our show programs. We work with a broad network of selected suppliers offering services such as: travel, product shipping, customs handling, booth construction & design, pre-show preparation and attendance procedure.