See the winners from Cologne

From Eisenwarenmesse, awards for product innovation
Back in action, Eisenwarenmesse attracted 1,400 exhibitors to Cologne.

Eisenwarenmesse, the International Hardware Fair 20222, returned to Cologne, Germany. And so did the Eisen Awards.

For the first time in four-pandemic-stricken years, the Cologne event returned to action. The hybrid in-person and online event attracted some 1,400 exhibitors from 50 countries for four days in September.

The event, according to John W. Herbert, general secretary of the European DIY Retail Association and the Global Home Improvement Network “is both a barometer of trends and a trendsetter. In other words, it’s the networking platform for the global hardware trade. I’m very happy to be in Cologne, meeting so many colleagues from all over the world.”

Products took center stage for the Eisen Award 2022. Here are the winners.

The AluTec from Picard GmbH

Described as the first of its kind carpenter’s hammer, the AluTec combines various materials and surfaces for optimum striking. The steel and aluminum hammer head is combined with an aluminum handle for “precise, powerful and effective striking thanks to a balanced head weight.”

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GO! smart
Go! smart from SOLA-Messwerkzeuge GmbH

At just 8 cm, the digital GO! smart combines the functions of a spirit level, an inclinometer and a protractor in one device. The tool is equipped with a rotatable, easy-to-read backlit display and a magnetic base with a V-groove. The GO! Smart connects to the free SOLA Measures app offering access to many additional functions.

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Scraper and utility knife from ToughBuilt

This innovative and ground-breaking tool allows users to quickly flip between a utility knife and scraper with a flick of the thumb.

The International Hardware Fair will return to Cologne, March 3-6, 2024.

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