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China International Hardware Show strikes again


Asia’s premier event for the hardware industry – the China International Hardware Show (CIHS) – is returning to Shanghai, China this month. The three-day event opening on Sep 19 will feature 2,400 exhibitors, including over 200 companies from about 20 countries and regions, and showcase 103,500 square-meters of products such as tools, building hardware, security locks and fittings as well as kitchen and bathroom wares and accessories.

As in previous years, the comprehensive range of exhibits will be presented in a purpose-oriented and distinct format spotlighting the Protective Products zone, the Abrasives & Grinding zone and accompanied by the debut of the Processing & Manufacturing Equipment zone.

Co-located with CIHS are another two highlights of the event - the China International Building Hardware Show and the China International Locks & Security Show.

Among all on display, 100 products with outstanding quality, innovation and design will be handpicked and honored at the “Best of China” showcase.

International and regional group participation this year is particularly active with the Taiwan Pavilion taking the lead. Fronted once again by the Taiwan Hand Tools Manufacturers Association and supported by the Taichung City Government, the organizers have taken one step further by incorporating a Taichung industry themed hand tools specialty zone promoting Taiwan’s image for high quality hand tools and raising its brand awareness to the international market, with Taichung’s landmark – the Taichung Park Pavilion – and its iconic local delicacies “sun biscuits” and pineapple cakes to reflect the region’s various industries and unique characteristics.

In addition, in partnership with the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei, CIHS will for the first time be hosting a business event for buyers to conduct one-to-one exchange with Taiwanese exhibitors and gain an in-depth understanding of their company, products and the Taiwanese hardware industry.

Based on last year’s figure and the slew of wide-ranging show offerings, organizers have projected a turnout of over 41,000 visitors.

And it looks like they will not be disappointed.

Currently, leading international sourcing houses and retail giants with confirmed participation include Lowe’s Kingfisher, B&Q, Walmart, Carrefour, Home Depot, LG Sourcing, Leroy Merlin, Saint-Gobain and Metro.

On top of that, a buying delegation led by the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) will be bringing more foreign heavyweights with the likes of Lowe’s from the U.S., Sodimac from Chile’s Falabella and Turkey’s biggest retail chain, Tekzen to procure at the show.

EDRA has 24 members from over 20 countries including the five major trade member states - Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Finland - with influence spanning 43 countries around the world.

China International Hardware Show 2012
September 19-21, 2012
Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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About China International Hardware Show
China International Hardware Show (CIHS) in Shanghai is Asia`s largest trade fair for the entire hardware and DIY sectors offering specialist traders and buyers a comprehensive category of products and services ranging from Tools, DIY and Building Hardware to Security, Locks and Fittings. Increasingly, European and American exhibitors are using this show as their gateway to markets in Asia.

About the Organizers
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished International Hardware Fair and spoga+gafa in Cologne, Germany. With over 80 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop China International Hardware Show into one of the premier international trade shows in Asia.

China National Hardware Association
With almost 3,000 members, China National Hardware Association is made up of China’s key hardware enterprises and professional associations. Its mission is to foster collaboration and communication between the government and enterprises, so as to build up China’s hardware industry.

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