On the show floor: fasteners, tools, home improvement and industrial supply.
Rothenberger’s pipe guillotine was showcased as an object of art.
Chinese wares played a major role at the Internationale Eisenwarenmesse in Cologne, Germany.
A craftsman puts the teeth into a monster chocolate wrench.
A Fastbolt and Lederer billboard gave the fastener booth a personal touch.
Hand tools took the spotlight at the Knipex booth.
Many products at the Eisenwarenmesse had a German flair, even in English.
The Internationale Eisenwarenmesse, or International Hardware Fair, attracted around 2,700 suppliers to Cologne, Germany, for the event’s 39th running. Some 50 countries were represented. Here are some of the highlights of day one.