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Rainer Strnad

Lessons learned from over 30 years

DIY International is celebrating its 30th birthday. Originally established as "DIY in Europe", the magazine has been reporting international DIY...View comment...
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Building and renovation - Euromonitor International

Good news

Weaker construction activity, climbing house prices and an older housing stock create more renovation demand in Europe, says Erika Sirimanne from Euromonitor... View article...
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Climate change

Figures dictated by the weather

Climate change has arrived in the home improvement sector – at least, that’s how the sector figures for last year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland... View article...

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CIHS, Shanhai, 2018

The China International Hardware Show maintains early October dates

The China International Hardware Show (CIHS) is seen as leading hardware show in Asia and the second largest in the world, organised by Koelnmesse View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors

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Asia-Pacific Sourcing, Best of China group

Biggest edition ever

Exhibitor numbers are set to rise once more at the Asia-Pacific Sourcing taking place from 25 to 27 February. At the same time and directly adjacent, View article...

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Spoga+Gafa, Cologne, Boulevard of ideas

More international than ever

And bigger than for years. The added-value concept of Spoga+Gafa, which continues to be regarded as the world’s leading green trade show, has proved View article...

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Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo, Ho Chi Minh City

International trade fair in Vietnam

The third Vietnam Hardware and Hand Tools Expo takes place at the start of December in Ho Chi Minh City. The event organisers Vinexad have announced View article...

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China International Hardware Show, Shanghai

Two weeks earlier

This year’s China International Hardware Show will take place mid October. Some 3 000 exhibitors are expected to present their products in Shanghai

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House-Hasson

Help to be better

House-Hasson Hardware changed from simply being a wholesaler into a marketing and management partner for its customers – and survived View article...

Suppliers

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Rothenberger Industrial

Targeting growth through exports

Rothenberger Industrial has established itself in the building market in the segments of soldering and welding, plumbing tools and gas heating products. The company now aims to achieve further growth by expanding its export quota View article...

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Hornbach, Switzerland

Switzerland - Hornbach

Seven is the magic number

Patience is a virtue for retailers wanting to develop new stores in Switzerland. It has taken Hornbach over ten years to get its store in the Zurich canton View article...

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Taiwan Hardware Show, increased number of visitors
Taiwan Hardware Show, major buyers

Taiwan Hardware Show

More overseas buyers as well

In its 18th edition, the Taiwan Hardware Show in Taichung increased both its number of visitors and number of exhibitors View article...