China International Hardware Show

CIHS celebrates its 20th anniversary, exploring new opportunities in the world.

China International Hardware Show (CIHS) - the series show of EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair, organized by China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse will be held on 8-10 October, 2021 in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), Shanghai, China for its 20th edition. 

This year, nearly 2,500 exhibitors and regions with 100,000 sqm of exhibition space are poised to provide buyers a one-stop B2B platform to explore the world's leading and advanced hardware products, co-located with China International Building Hardware & Fasteners Show 2021 and China International Locks & Security Doors Show 2021. The entire hardware industry chain will be covered in CIHS with a focus on Hardware Tools, Lock, Work Safety & Accessories, DIY & Building Hardware, Processing Equipment and Garden, offering professional buyers with more precise business opportunities. 

With 19 years of development and accumulation, China International Hardware Show (CIHS) has developed into the leading hardware sourcing fair in Asia, following the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR in Cologne. CIHS 2021 will continue to market-oriented and technology-oriented exhibition positioning, take both domestic and overseas markets into account. Through stabilising the scale of the exhibition, improving the quality of the exhibition and strengthening the quality of service, to create greater value for exhibitors and buyers.

Keep pace with market trends for greater appeal of industrial giants

With the gradual improvement of the epidemic situation, the market demand of China has recovered in a fast and delightful way and reaching even higher level than in the past. Statistics show that China's economy has recovered steadily in 2020, with its annual GDP exceeding RMB 100 trillion yuan for the first time, an increase of 2.3% over the previous year.

In this special historical period, China’s hardware industry will grasp the opportunity and increase the domestic and international market development efforts, to improve the market share. As an authoritative, professional and internationally influential B2B exhibition platform, China International Hardware Show will undoubtedly play a unique role in this global hardware consumption boom.

Up to now, the well-known companies in the domestic hardware industry include Hang Zhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd., Little Giant Ladders Systems, Zhejiang Urus Tools Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Tiangong Precision Tools Co., Ltd, Fangda Holding Co., Ltd, etc., and hardware industry clusters located in Yongkang, Yiqiao, Jiande, Wenzhou, Jinhua, etc. have confirmed their participation in CIHS 2021.

Various participation options to meet global opportunities

Relevant industry matchmaking and information sharing events will be set up during the exhibition to assist exhibitors to establish communication and cooperation with high-quality buyers such as industrial procurement platforms and channels, cross-border e-commerce and large-scale industrial application fields, so as to discuss industry opportunities and expansion global horizons.

Under international travel restrictions, the newly launched CIHS 2021 hybrid participation and digital participation option can still provide the ideal opportunity of exhibiting experience for all overseas companies and trade buyers.

CIHS will be the first time to set up a digital platform “CIHS @home” to provide opportunities for supply and demand to “meet on cloud” for business exchange across the globe. At the same time, the hybrid platform “Innovation Zone” is designed to help a number of international companies join CIHS in the form of representative, which display their new products without the exhibitors need to be onsite during the exhibition days.

Value-added supporting programmes shouldn’t be missed

This year, high value-added supporting programme will focus on the future development of the industry, for the new situation of the hardware industry to provide new ideas. Such as the China National Hardware Association Group Standard Press Conference, the Hardware Industry Cross-border E-commerce Development Forum, and the Segmented Industries Theme Trade Matchmaking, the customised Factory Tours related to application fields, etc. will be held to build the CIHS into a more diversified and vertical hardware industry business social platform.

Worth mentioning at the year of CIHS 20th anniversary, a series of special events, such as the "20 Brilliant Years Award Ceremony", will recognize and acknowledge the partners, exhibitors, buyers and visitors who have participated in the exhibition over the years. At the same time, it is planned to build a special area reflecting the industry and the historical heritage of the past 20 years of CIHS.

At the beginning of the CIHS in 2001, the export value of China's hardware industry was about USD 3.8 billion. By last year, the export value of the industry stabilised at about USD 100 billion, an increase of about 30 times in 20 years.

With the support of numerous partners, the 20th CIHS will be able to seize new opportunities, meet new challenges and jointly promote the healthy and stable development of the hardware industry through the exhibition platform.