interzum post-show report 2015
Inspiration and innovation fascinate international visitors
You couldn’t wish for more; 57,500 visitors attended interzum 2015 in Cologne and made for a full house at Häfele’s booth every day of the 4 day event. The booth of the international expert in hardware technology and electronic access control systems fascinated visitors from around the world. An impressive display of its service portfolio in a perfectly staged setting with a balance of innovation and inspiration demonstrated Häfele’s comprehensive know-how in a convincing manner.
Easiness. Engineered by Häfele.
“We fulfilled our clients’ expectations with our Häfele product and service solutions for easy construction, production and assembly. We brought our new products to life in six display areas under the heading of ‘Easiness. Engineered by Häfele.’ Our clients welcomed this approach, since modular system solutions are in high demand. All of our goals were exceeded, in terms of both quantity and quality.” says Jörg Schmid, managing director of Häfele’s industrial division.
Well noted new products
The modular LED lighting system Loox is fit for international markets and was one of the main attractions of the 1,480 square metre booth. More than 60 new products were introduced for third Loox generation. Particular highlights are the new plug-and-play modular recess mounted lights and accessories for customized solutions, high intensity LED strip lights with high colour fidelity and a collection of fascinating LED surface area lights.
As far as flap fittings were concerned, Häfele presented itself as kinematics specialist. Its comprehensive product range, including the Free family and the Duo and Maxi flap fittings, covers all of the popular movement variants. The Free flap H 1.5 stay flap fitting made from plastic for small flaps was presented for the first time. The fitting impressed with its slender design and smooth opening movement.
In the Slido sliding door hardware area, four new systems were introduced – modular and flexible and therefore perfectly suited for industrial requirements and applications. The new generation of the soft and self closing mechanism family has integrated itself seamlessly here.
The new shelf supports for the popular 3mm series drilled holes were the main attraction amongst the ixconnect furniture connectors. They impressed with their high performance capability and filigree design.
More life per square metre
As a result of the trend towards urban living, the furniture industry is facing the major challenge of making optimum use of dwindling living space with multi-functional furniture. Many visitors were pleased to participate in the journey through Häfele’s inspiring “Furniture Showroom”. This inspiration area with its furniture solutions was a tribute to the current social trend of merging living and working in a small space. “More life per square metre” with more comfort and added functionality can become a reality if the furniture that is equipped with Häfele’s clever hardware technology is understood as a prototype. In partnership with the clients, the important elements are identified and prepared for mass applications.
At interzum, inspiration is not a one way street, but part of the development process for new furniture and hardware fittings. It will be interesting to see which of the ideas that were shown will be turned into full production models for the next interzum in 2 years.