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Here, you find current public information on the European tool sector. You can also visit the sub-categories of the Public Area via the menu above. To read about the latest legislative changes that are relevant for the hand tool sector – like the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), obligatory origin marking according to the European Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) – or have access to information on European Tool Association CEO activities, please visit the Members Area.

January 2020: Production in construction up by 3.6% in euro area

In January 2020 compared with December 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 3.9% in the EU27.

Kingfisher only publishes unaudited figures

On account of the coronavirus situation, Kingfisher has put back the publication of its sales figures scheduled for yesterday, 24 March 2020, by two weeks; this was in response to a request by the Financial Conduct Authority addressed to the

COVID-19 outbreak leads to largest collapse in business activity ever recorded

The eurozone economy suffered an unprecedented collapse in business activity in March as the coronavirus outbreak intensified, according to provisional PMI® survey data.

fischer Group – Review and preview on the global fastener market

In this feature by Fastener + Fixing Magazine, global fastener business leaders present their perspective on the global fastener industry.

Cancellation Cologne Hardware Fair

For members exhibiting or visiting the show: Ladies and Genlemen, with the attached press release, the Koelnmesse has cancelled this year’s Hardware Show, which will be postponed to February 2021. The registered exhibitors and visitors will be informed of the

Annual inflation up to 1.4% in the euro area

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2020, up from 1.3% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%.

European Commission White Paper on Artifical Intelligence

In order to foster an active dialogue between multiple stakeholders and set out policy options to tackle the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission has just released a White Paper entitled “On Artificial Intelligence -A European approach to

International Hardware Show Cologne 2020 – Corona Virus

For members exhibiting or visiting the show:

DIY: Coop Bau + Hobby maintains stable sales despite one store less

The Swiss DIY store chain Coop Bau + Hobby made sales of CHF 630 mio (EUR 592 mio) in 2019; which is practically the previous year’s level, or rather an increase of CHF 1 mio (EUR 0.94 mio) or 0.2

DIY: Obi increases sales by more than 6 per cent

Obi, market leader in Germany and number three in the European DIY trade, increased its sales by around EUR 500 mio to an overall EUR 8.2 bn last year.


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