Milan: 22nd - 23rd september 2020

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Hardware Forum Matchmaking service is a unique service that let companies set up meetings at the fair with key players in the industry.

Thanks to Matchmaking, exhibitors can gain valuable business contacts and schedule meetings for the fair with the most important buyers and purchasing groups.

The service  is efficient, free of charge and represents an excellent time saving, as well as a valuable opportunity to expand and consolidate your business.


Amonn Profi Color

monn Profi Color is one of the leading companies in the colour and painting sectors in Alto Adige and Veneto. It sells high quality products for painters, carpenters, locksmiths and builders. Born in 1923 from the merging of 2 historical companies, Amonn Color - under the direction of Arno Amonn - and Profi Color directed by Andreas Plank.

Sectors: colour and painting, building/wood/metal solutions, dry constructions

Distribution Area: Alto Adige and Trento, Belluno and Venice

Target: professional (painters, woodworkers and locksmiths)

Axel Group

The group was set up in 1998 by four founding members for the distribution of hardware, tools and gardening tools. It now has 7 distribution centres. In 2017 the Axel Point project started. The group wants to provide the Axel point store with a continuous and coordinated support as far as image, training and marketing are concerned. It also wants to give a different visibility to the everyday sales of the Axel points, involving many customers. In 2018, the centralised logistics platform was established in Formia. Its goal is to reduce the number of products in the members’ warehouses, optimize the stocks, reduce the percentage of backlog and improve the efficiency of the whole process of management and shipment of goods.

Sector: hardware, tools, gardening

Distribution area: Italy

Target: traditional

Canese Dante

Wholesaler for the hardware industry, specialized in the security sector since 1959. Now in its third generation, the company can count on the collaboration with 8 sales representatives, covering the market of Liguria, Tuscany, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia Giulia, part of Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Sardinia.

Sectors: security, hardware, power tools, small parts.

Distribution Area: Liguria, Tuscany, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and Veneto, Sardinia, Italy.

Target: traditional

CDF Gruppo

CDF is the association of hardware distributors founded in 2011 by three key players of the sector: Machieraldo Ferramenta e Casalinghi, Giovanni Ferrari Distribuzione and Ernesto Vianello. A well-established group that manages a shared business program in the hardware market.

Sector: hardware, household, gardening, safety, colour

Distribution Area: Italy

Target: traditional and organized large-scale distribution

Chiavenato Nicola

distributor of agricultural and hardware products with storehouse in Tuscany.

Sector: hardware, diy, tools, gardening and farming

Distribution area: central Italy (Tuscany and Umbria)

Target: traditional/professional, farming

Cobianchi Ferramenta

Founded in 1919, Ferramenta Cobianchi is a distributor in Florence. Its most important sectors are hardware, building and garden in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

Sectors: hardware, building, gardening, safety, thermo-hydraulic

Distribution Area: Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio

Target: traditional and professional


Distributor of hardware and accessories in the sectors of aluminium, wood and PVC windows and doors for companies in Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino and looking for specific responses to the needs of an increasingly competitive market, such as those of hardware and accessories for windows and doors.

Sectors: hardware and accessories for windows and doors, solar protection, stucco and lubricant, safety and tools

Distribution Area: Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino

Target: professional

Consorzio Gruppo Rea Italia Rivendite Edili Associate
DM Distribuzione – Gruppo Decom

DM is the specialised division of the Decom group. It mainly supplies products that are complementary to varnishes and to retailers (paint shops, building material stores, hardware stores, DIY stores) in Northern Italy and particularly in Lombardy, where it has been dealing in since 1974, thanks to a network of exclusive and multifirm agents.

The company is based in Osio Sopra (Bergamo), in a covered area of over 4,000 square meters and in a strategic position close to the A4 motorway.

Sector: products for paint shops, hardware and building centres

Distribution Area: Northern Italy

Target: paint shops, building centres, hardware and diy

F.lli Zangrillo

Wholesaler of hardware, building and thermo-hydraulic since 1940.

Sector: Hardware, building, thermo-hydraulic, tools, gardening, household, electricity, safety and colour

Distribution Area: Lazio, Campania, Molise and Apulia

Target: traditional (hardware resale, building material, thermo-hydraulic and gardening).

Giovanni Ferrari

The company was founded in 1973 by Giovanni Ferrari. It is a wholesaler of technical, professional and DIY products based in central Italy. Thanks to Mr Ferrari's children, the company has grown exponentially and in less than 50 years, it has become a point of reference for the Italian market. It is part of the Consorzio Distributori Ferramenta (C.D.F.) and of the European supplier group EIW (European Independent Wholesalers).

Sector: hardware, tools, safety, colours, hydraulic, electricity, household, gardening, farming

Distribution Area: Central Italy

Target: traditional, large scale distribution


Association of hardware, tools, gardening and DIY wholesalers with 10 associates. Widespread presence and coverage throughout Italy.

Sectors: hardware, tools, gardening, diy, thermo-hydraulic, farming, safety

Distribution Area: Italy

Target: professional and traditional


IVM srl was founded in 1986 as a company specialized in the transformation of flexible abrasives into belts, sheets and discs using raw materials of the best brands, both Italian and foreign. The natural development of the distribution activity has led, over the years, to the addition of a range of tools and technical items that better meet the growing market demand. Today it is a wholesaler belonging to the Axel group, of which it is one of the founding partners.

Sector: hardware, tools, compressed air, abrasives

Distribution area: Verona, Trentino, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy

Target: traditional/professional, craft and industry


A distributor in Northern Italy since 1910, Machieraldo manages two distinct sectors: hardware and household goods. It is part of the Hardware Distributors Consortium (C.D.F.) and of the European distributors group EIW, European Independent Wholesellers.

Sector: Hardware, household, gardening, safety and colour

Distribution Area: Northern Italy

Target: traditional and large-scale distribution

Malfatti & Tacchini

Distributor specialized in hardware and safety since 1908, Malfatti & Tacchini is leader in the development of the safety market for the industry and traditional/modern distribution.

Sector: Hardware, safety

Distribution: Italy

Target: traditional/modern distribution, industry

Mister Worker

E-commerce platform for industrial distribution and professional maintenance. A big store built following the shop-in-shop model with vertical and single brand stores, it sells different items from mechanical tools to aerospace and automotive tools.

Sectors: hardware, electric tools, building, safety, automotive and aerospace

Distribution area: world

Target: industry


Wholesale distributor in Apulia for more than 50 years.

Sectors: hardware, tools, electric compressors, technical items, colours, industrial furniture, thermo-hydraulic, tool machines, shelves

Distribution Area: Apulia

Target: traditional, professional, industry, public institution


SAFIT is a hardware wholesaler since 1934, in Piedmont, Liguria and Valle D’Aosta.

Sector: locks, safety, hardware, tools, electric tools, hydraulic material, iron and steel products, building materials, farming, gardening and home.

Distribution area: Piedmont, Liguria and Valle D’Aosta

Target: traditional

Sonepar Italia S.p.A
Techno Trade group

Techno Trade group is a group of selected distributors that covers a wide part of the national territory. It is characterized by an old tradition and by a passion for industry that is consolidated through a network of absolute guarantee for the most advanced users.

Sectors: hardware, tools, fixing systems, safety, technical products

Distribution area: Italy

Target: Industry


A distributor of hardware and gardening, Viridex is specialized in the traditional channel of hardware retailers.

Sector: hardware, gardening, farming, building, safety, tools and electricity

Distribution Area: Italy

Target: traditional


Contact Person

Giulia Azzoni
Tel. +39 02 86961337