EISENWARENMESSE is the leading trade fair for the Hardware and Tool sector for over 50 years! INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2022 opens enormous opportunities to showcase Hardware Products in the international marketplace. It takes place every two years. The show covers various hardware-based industrial products such as International Hardware and Hardware Fair Accessories, Hand Trucks, Building Materials, DIY Equipment, Fastener Technology, Keys, Locks, Hardware, Security Installations, Metal Decorations, Security Systems, Wood Constructions, etc.

In the next edition, 2500 suppliers from over 40 countries will showcase their innovations in Cologne - from tools to fastening and joining technology to fittings as well as building and DIY supplies. As a hybrid presence and online event, the leading trade fair is starting up again with full force.

EISENWARENMESSE is considered as a traditional meeting point for communication and innovation in the hardware industry for buyers from trade and industry and commercial users. Around 47,000 trade visitors came to Cologne in 2018 for EISENWAREN MESSE from 143 countries. The high level of the flow of visitors is the key indicator as it proves why EISENWARENMESSE is considered to be a must-attend event.

Bilateral trade and
investment between
India and Germany

Germany is India’s largest trading partner in Europe and one of the top ten in the world. Total bilateral merchandise trade reached USD 22.8 billion in 2018 but then dropped by 31.8% to USD 17.3 billion in 2020 due to supply chain disruption led by the Pandemic. India’s export to Germany has dropped by 17.1% between 2018 and 2020 while drop in imports was much higher at 43.4% during the same time period.

Following the broader merchandise trade, engineering trade also recorded 41.8% decline in 2020 to around USD 10 billion from USD 14 billion in 2018. India’s engineering exports to Germany dropped by 21.3% during this time period while slowdown in import was higher at 51.6%. India’s major engineering exports to Germany include Electric Machinery and Equipment, Iron and steel and its articles, Auto Components/Parts and Industrial Machinery among others.

In the segment of hand tools, fasteners and DIY machineries, total bilateral trade between India and Germany dropped from USD 258.72 million in 2018 to USD 161.94million in 2020. The decline in exports during this time period at 12.6% was much lower than the decline in imports at 27%.Moreover in 2020, India’s had a positive trade balance with Germany in this category.

Germany is the seventh largest source of FDI for India with cumulative investment of US$ 13.20 billion between April 2000 and June 2021. As per Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, there are more than 1,700 German companies in India operating in sectors like transportation, electrical equipment, metallurgical industries, services sector, chemicals, construction activity and automobiles. On the other hand, Government sources says that there are over 200 Indian companies in Germany spread across areas like Trading, manufacturing, R&D and innovation, and services.

Opportunity for
Indian Engineering Industry

Germany is a nation witnessing rapid and continuous technological advancement and has achieved a prowess in manufacturing. India therefore considers Germany as an important partner for economic tie who can contribute in the process of Indian economic development. Germany on the other hand also sees India as a regional and an aspiring global power, and a large market which provides an alternative to China. As our largest trading partner in Europe and 7th largest source of FDI, Germany offers substantial opportunity for Indian businesses, especially in manufacturing. Engineering sector therefore has ample scope to tap the large market of Germany especially at a time when both India and Germany have been moving towards restoration of economic activities to the pre-COVID level or even better, leading to higher domestic demand and expansion of markets for different products. Moreover, India’s share in global engineering import of Germany is slightly over 0.50%. This necessarily reflects that trade is far below the potential level and ample scope is left for Indian exporters to explore the market of Germany.

Product Profile


  • Manual hand-held tools
  • Hand held & Stationary Power tools and Accessories
  • Machine tools

    Industrial Supply

  • Compressed air tools
  • High pressure cleaners
  • Welding and soldering equipment
  • Workshop fittings
  • Shop and storeroom fittings
  • Ladders and scaffolding
  • Protective Equipment & Work Safety

    Fasteners and Fittings

  • Fastening technology
  • Fixing technology
  • Building fittings
  • Furniture fittings
  • Small fittings
  • Decorative metal wares

    Home Improvement

  • Sanitary ware and fittings
  • Chemical products
  • Interiors and Furnishings
  • Building materials, elements, accessories
  • Outside Structures
  • Auto and two wheeler supplies, accessories
  • Smart Home
  • Kitchen and garden Equipments
Koelnmesse Fair Grounds,
Koln-Deutz (Koelnmesse GmbH,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne)
6 – 9 March,
One side open (built-up booth):
Rs 32,000 per sqm 10% extra for
two-side open booths
(subject to availability)
Bare Space: Rs. 22,000 per sqm.

Re-imbursement of Airfare

Up to Rs. 75,000 may be reimbursed to eligible participants in terms of the MAI guidelines. However, this shall be subject to receiving of specific Govt. approval for such assistance for events of 2021-22. The T&C must be abided by for eligibility towards such re-imbursement.

For detailed guidelines please click the following link :

Note : EEPC INDIA can only recommend for issuance of VISA to the extent that the concerned person is a participant at the subject exhibition and that the person in question has been certified by the participating organisation to be their representative. The Foreign Embassy / Consulate where the applicant submits the VISA application is expected to follow their usual procedural checks before granting the VISA in question and EEPC INDIA shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for non-issuance of VISA by the concerned authorities. This would mean that the prospective participant will be fully liable for the total charges payable to EEPC INDIA even if they do not obtain the VISA for any reason whatsoever.

Mode of payment

Please pay online through the following Payment Gateway :


or Pay through RTGS/NEFT in INR as per the following details :

Name of the Bank HDFC BANK LTD
Branch Central Plaza
Address of Bank 2/6, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020
Account Number 00142090000452
Account Name EEPC INDIA
NEFT Code HDFC0000014

OR By Demand draft favoring “EEPC INDIA” along with the duly filled-up Application Form

Booth Display

Participation charges for a 12 sqm. booth includes the following services:

Two Chairs
One Round Table
One Lockable Counter
One Electric Socket
One Waste Bin
Three Spot Lights
Two Peg Boards

Submission of application

Interested members are requested to fill in the online Application Form latest by 3rd December, 2021 at the following link:

Please go through the "Mode of Payment" section of this Circular for payment details.

Selection criteria

Since limited space is available, selection of participation will be done strictly on first-come, first-served basis.

Benefit to the member-exporters

EEPC India is organizing this event under the MAI Scheme of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The rates mentioned above are subsidized in comparison with the normal rates offered by the Fair Authorities.

For further information, please contact,

Ms. Jaya Basu
Email - jbasu@eepcindia.net
Phone - 9830260935

Cancellation of participation

Please note that no request for cancellation and / or refund / adjustment shall be accepted for any reason whatsoever. Once the application form is accepted by EEPC India the participant remains liable to pay in entirety the amounts due from them on account of the event.

In case members are not able to travel due to travel restrictions/advisory by Government of India or Germany then the amount paid will be adjusted toward the participation in the next edition.

Force Majeure:

If a Force Majeure Event like war, act of God, natural calamities, governmental directives, civil commotion, epidemic, pandemic, etc. or alike events occurs inasmuch as that the fair authorities/ organizers consider that it is illegal, impossible, inadvisable or impracticable for the physical, onsite and in-person (i.e. ‘live’) elements of the Event to be staged, then in such situation and/ or circumstances the decision of the fair authorities shall be final and binding upon EEPC India and all its co-exhibitors/ participants. In such situation and/ or circumstances, if the fair authorities, organizers or the vendors appointed for providing diverse services related to the Event in question does not refund the monies paid by EEPC India and/ or does not otherwise absolve EEPC India from its contractual obligations then in such case the Co-exhibitors / participants remain liable to pay to EEPC India the contracted participation charge in full and shall not receive any refund from EEPC India of the amounts paid by the co-exhibitors/ participants. Further, if the fair authorities, organizers or the vendors, so appointed for the Event binds or rolls over EEPC India's participation in the future editions of the same Event in question, then automatically the participation of the co-exhibitor/ participant shall also be carried forward to such future editions of the Event and the amounts paid by them shall be given a credit for the successive edition. However, if there is any increment in the participation fees fixed by the fair authorities, organizers or in any other charges, budgets, etc. then such increased amount has to be paid by the co-exhibitor/ participant without any demur based on the space and booth booked by the co-exhibitor/ participant. In any event, a co-exhibitor/ participant cannot decrease the space or the booth size booked by them for the originally scheduled Event.

Note: Regarding goods taken out of India for exhibition or on consignment basis for export promotion, participants may refer to Circular No. 108/27/2019-GST dated 18.07.2019 of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) which is the statute in the matter.

Contact details of the EEPC INDIA Offices

H.O. (Cell)

Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director

‘Vandhna’, 4th Floor
11, Tolstoy Marg
New Delhi 110001
Phone: (+91 11) 23353353, 23711124/25
Fax: (+91 11) 23310920
E-mail: ed@eepcindia.net, eepcto@eepcindia.net

Registered & Head Office

Mr. Adhip Mitra, Addl. Executive Director & Secretary

‘Vanijya Bhawan’, 1st Floor
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1, Wood Street, Kolkata 700016
Phone: (+91 33) 22890651/52
Fax: (+91 33) 22890654
E-mail: eepcho@eepcindia.net

Ms. Anima Pandey

Regional Director (ER) and Director (Membership)

Vanijya Bhawan (2nd Floor)
International Trade Facilitation Centre
1/1, Wood Street
Kolkata – 700 016
Phone: (+91 33) 22890673/74
Fax: (+91 33) 22890687
E-mail: eepcrokol@eepcindia.net

Mr. Rakesh Suraj

Regional Director (NR)

Flat No.10 P, Q, N, 10th Floor
DCM Building, 16 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: (+91 11) 23314171/74
Fax: (+91 11) 23317795
E-mail: eepcrodel@eepcindia.net

Mr. C. H. Nadiger

Regional Director (SR)

Greams Dugar (3rd Floor)
149, Greams Road
Chennai – 600 006
Phone : (+91 44) 28295501, 28295502
Fax : (+91 44) 28290495
E-mail : eepcrochen@eepcindia.net

Dr. Rajat Srivastava

Regional Director (WR) and Director (Marketing & Sales)

B-202 & 220, Aurus Chambers
Annex "B" (2nd Floor)
Behind Mahindra Tower S.S. Amrutwar Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 400 013
Phone : (+91 22) 42125555
Fax : (+91 22) 42125556
E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

Mr. Sudhakaran C.K. Nair

Deputy Director

TF- 313/A (3rd Floor), ATMA House
Ashram Road
Ahmedabad – 380 009
Phone : (+91 79) 26588720
E-mail : eepcsroahd@eepcindia.net

Mr. J. V. Raja Gopal Rao

Sr. Deputy Director

Embassy Square, 103, First Floor
No.148, Infantry Road
Bengaluru – 560 001
Phone: (+91 80) 22261396 / 22268669
Fax: (+91 80) 22266914
E-mail: eepcsroblr@eepcindia.net

Mr. V. C. Ravish

Assistant Director

Soham Mansion (1st Floor)
No. 5-4-187/3 & 4/4, M. G. Road
Secunderabad – 500 003
Phone : (+91 40) 27536704
Telefax : (+91 40) 27536705
E-mail : eepcsrohyd@eepcindia.net

Mr. Pranab Kumar Singh

Assistant Director

Plot Comm. 1
Focal Point
Jalandhar – 144 012
Phone : (+91 181) 2602264
Fax : (+91 181) 2601124
E-mail : eepcsrojld@eepcindia.net