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With a successful appearance at the interzum in Cologne, Häfele convinced the specialist world and received an incredibly positive response to the forward-looking topics and new products that were exhibited. The team on the booth enjoyed a full house with international flair right from the start. Häfele rode the wave generated by the record number of exhibitors and visitors, harmonised visions and innovations, and gave people a great deal to think about. The hardware technology specialist thought ahead in its motto of “More life per square metre”, and turned furniture technology into something that could be experienced in its entirety on the trade fair booth. However, the specialist visitors also focussed on the contributions for smart and digital networking for furniture and rooms regarding the mega-trends of “Micro Living” and “Smart Home.”
“We succeeded in giving the industry new, helpful suggestions for the future. Furniture is not far away from the future topic of Smart Home. With our Dialock access control system and the Loox LED lighting system, we have many years of experience with electrics and electronics in buildings and furniture. This expertise in electronics and networking is a valuable basis for linking the two worlds. Häfele can therefore be there for its partners as a platform provider when Smart Home is being implemented,” says CEO Sibylle Thierer.
Häfele demonstrated its competence in understanding furniture on the trade fair booth under the motto of “Furniture technology – A holistic view”. With its special capability of comprehensively assessing furniture with regard to building, opening, outfitting and electrifying, the hardware technology specialist is almost intuitively qualified as a suitable partner for the furniture industry.