INTERNATIONALE EISENWARENMESSE KÖLN

International Hardware Fair Cologne

The current key figures are FKM-certified.

Statistics

figures3/20143/20163/2018
FKM certification
Space (m²)
space (gross)144.200144.400144.200
space (net)67.40367.42570.522
domestic20.38919.33219.500
foreign47.01448.09351.022
Special show space2824811.038
Exhibitor stand space67.12166.94469.484
hall space67.12166.94469.484
domestic20.10718.85118.462
foreign47.01448.09351.022
open air000
Exhibitor figures
Exhibitors2.7872.6722.762
domestic363386359
foreign2.4242.2862.403
other represented firms0
Visitor figures
Visitors (number of admissions)43.87943.01447.424
domestic16.40615.47714.486
foreign27.47327.53732.938
Exhibitors profile

Origin of exhibitors 2018 from 58 countries
Australia: 4; Austria: 16; Belarus: 1; Belgium: 19; Bulgaria: 4; Cambodia: 1; Canada: 14; China, People's Republic: 1018; Colombia: 1; Congo, Democratic Republic: 1; Croatia: 2; Cyprus: 1; Czechia: 17; Denmark: 19; Finland: 3; France: 41; Germany: 359; Greece: 3; Hong Kong, China SAR: 78; Hungary: 4; India: 122; Indonesia: 1; Ireland: 3; Israel: 12; Italy: 185; Japan: 26; Korea, Republic: 32; Latvia: 1; Liechtenstein: 1; Lithuania: 2; Luxembourg: 6; Malaysia: 3; Mexico: 3; Netherlands: 45; New Zealand: 2; Norway: 1; Pakistan: 4; Poland: 33; Portugal: 9; Romania: 2; Russia: 3; San Marino: 1; Serbia: 1; Singapore: 3; Slovakia: 4; Slovenia: 7; South Africa: 1; Spain: 56; Sweden: 15; Switzerland: 13; Taiwan: 365; Thailand: 2; Turkey: 51; Ukraine: 2; United Arab Emirates: 1; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 64; United States of America: 70; Vietnam: 4

FKM Trade visitors profile 2018
Visitors total (number of entries)47.424Proportion of trade visitors97 %
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Origin according to federal states
Total Germany (%)40
of which
Nielsen 15
  • Bremen0
  • Hamburg1
  • Lower Saxony3
  • Schleswig-Holstein1
Nielsen 260
  • North Rhine-Westphalia60
Nielsen 3a18
  • Hesse6
  • Rhineland-Palatinate10
  • Saarland2
Nielsen 3b8
  • Baden-Württemberg8
Nielsen 47
  • Bavaria7
Nielsen 5+62
  • Berlin1
  • Brandenburg0
  • Mecklenburg-West Pommerania0
  • Saxony-Anhalt1
Nielsen 72
  • Saxony1
  • Thuringia1
Economic sector
Economic sector (%)
  • Industry35
  • Retail trade19
  • Wholesale/foreign trade27
  • Exclusively Mail order, online pure player1
  • Skilled trades4
  • Service6
  • Authority/public services1
  • University, research1
  • Other sectors3
  • Student3
  • Other not gainfully employed0
Professional position
Professional position (%)
  • Entrepreneur, co-owner, freelancer30
  • Managing director, board member, head of an authority etc.16
  • Area manager, works manager, plant manager, branch manager, head of public office13
  • Department head, group head, team leader14
  • Other salaried staff, civil servant, skilled worker14
  • Lecturer, teacher1
  • Trainee5
  • Other position4
  • Student3
  • Other not gainfully employed0
Area of responsibility
Area of responsibility (%)
  • Management32
  • Research/development/design5
  • Manufacturing, production, quality control7
  • Buying/procurement17
  • Finance/accounting, controlling1
  • Information and communication technology1
  • Personnel administration, administration1
  • Sales22
  • Marketing, advertising, PR4
  • Logistics: storage, material management, transport1
  • Maintenance/repairs2
  • Other area4
  • Student3
  • Other not gainfully employed0
Origin by km
Distance to home (%)
  • up to 50 km15
  • up to 100 km9
  • more than 100 km up to 300 km13
  • over 300 km63
Origin by continents
Foreign origin total (%)60
of which
  • EU51
  • Other european countries12
  • Africa4
  • North America6
  • South and Central America2
  • Middle East6
  • South-, East-, Central Asia16
  • Australia3
Origin by countries
Countries with the highest visitor shares (%)
  • China, People's Republic8
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland7
  • Netherlands6
  • Spain5
  • Italy5
Size of company/organization
Size of company/organization (%)
  • 1 - 415
  • 5 - 912
  • 10 - 4923
  • 50 - 19917
  • 200 - 49910
  • 500 - 9996
  • 1 000 and more13
  • Student3
  • Other not employed0
Purchasing/ Procurement powers
Influence on purchasing/procurement decisions (%)
  • decisively39
  • collectively30
  • in an advisory capacity/organization17
  • no11
  • Student3
  • Other not gainfully employed0
Frequency of trade fair visits
Frequency of trade fair visits (%)
  • Previous event33
  • Earlier events41
  • First visit49
Length of stay
Average length of stay (days)

2.10

Survey conducted by: factx Gesellschaft für Markt- und Sozialforschung

Industry sectorHardware, Tools (industry 21), Construction Technology, Materials and Equipment, Interior Fittings (industry 09), Safety, Disaster Control (industry 72)
Main product groupTools, Workshop Equipment, Plant Equipment (industrial), Fastener Technology, Jointing Equipment, Fittings, Building Equipment, Do-it-Yourself Equipment
Opening hourstrade visitors
Hotel serviceFon: +49 221 821-3072
Fax: +49 221 821-3739hotel-services@koelnmesse.dehttp://reiseservice.koelnmesse.de
Exhibitor data baseon-line available / access via home page of the trade fair
Direct sale (retail sale to visitors permitted?)No

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