"Häfele Discoveries": The countdown has started
The industrial event at interzum@home
Preparations for the international trade fair format “Häfele Discoveries”, a combination of a digital platform and a local event concept, are in full swing. At the start of interzum@home on 4th May 2021, the Häfele “spaceship” will start into orbit on a maiden voyage to partners around the world. “We care” is a central motto of the innovative experience platform that will enrich the interzum industrial event with a very special, promising format in 2021.
The focus of this journey into the Discoveries universe is on many new Häfele services and the theme worlds, some of which are already familiar, as well as a firework of new products, which will be virtually presented for the first time from 4th-7th May 2021 – around the clock.
We care – at “Häfele Discoveries”, a whole own theme world is devoted to Service.
Out and about in the Häfele universe and close to the interzum
During these special times, the fittings specialist will present the innovations for 2021/22 as well as inspiring ideas and applications worldwide on the Internet and then in analogue roadshows on site near their customers. Häfele partners and everyone who is interested in this innovative platform are cordially invited to the Häfele fireworks display of product innovations, which is so typical of the interzum. Smooth connections to interzum@home, which is taking place at the same time, and back to the Häfele universe are ensured.
Customer proximity redefined in times of the pandemic
interzum is the most important trade fair for the furniture accessories industry. From the beginning, 62 years ago, Häfele has been the specialist for furniture fittings and architectural hardware, electronic access control systems, and LED light as one of the largest exhibitors. This year we have to break new ground. Taking paths that make talking to customers and experiencing things together with partners in over 150 countries around the world come to life in an astonishingly different way. The “makers” of Häfele Discoveries have dedicated themselves to this Herculean task and have networked the virtual and the real world. The result is the Häfele Discoveries platform. It serves as a digital interzum trade fair booth as well as virtual showroom, displays the entire range of Häfele topics and products, and enables personal communication.
In coordination with interzum@home 2021, a lot of what would have been possible in Cologne at the real trade fair booth will now take place here. This applies from personal encounters and intensive, digital dialogue to the experience of a Häfele world in new dimensions, in which customer proximity and comprehensive service are paramount. Visitors can start at the Live Stage, the central Häfele marketplace, and visit 15 theme and product worlds in the Discoveries universe. These are presented in the digital world almost as if they were real – you can almost touch them.
The digital “Häfele Discoveries” platform – Lobby area with CEO Sibylle Thierer.
More life per m2 in virtual theme worlds
Exciting content on the topics of functionality, light, acoustics, and networking as well as new products in furniture fitting and architectural hardware product range await visitors. In addition, there is plenty of inspiration for intelligent room solutions in the adventure worlds. You can visit innovative kitchen stagings, smart living and office spaces, as well as comfortable caravans with clever interior design solutions, to name just a few examples. Häfele’s visions of the future can also be experienced in lavishly staged Micro Living apartments and in a hotel. This can be done comfortably around the clock from your desk or living room.
On a journey of discovery in the virtual showroom
“The digital Häfele Discoveries platform is more reminiscent of a computer game than a virtual showroom. The visit is exciting and fun. You forget everything around you. You simply navigate through a planetary universe to be inspired,” reports a first test user. The virtual adventure world will be available from 4th May under discoveries.hafele.com.
Häfele road show as a supplement to the virtual Discoveries
Anyone who would also like to experience the new products live can choose one of the locations of the “Häfele Discoveries” road show.
At this series of events, Häfele’s new products and services are also physically tangible to be experienced. The product and service experts will be presenting the Häfele highlights for 2021 live on site at the numerous subsidiaries and sales offices all over the world. This takes place adapted to the local pandemic situation in each case, and adhering to the required distancing and hygiene measures. The Häfele newsletter at haefele.de/newsletter provides all important information, the road show dates on site, and the personal access data for the digital platform before the start.
On the road with Häfele Discoveries until the end of 2021
Anyone who cannot find the time for the industry event during interzum@home from 4th-7th May 2021 can lean back and relax this year. Häfele Discoveries, including all innovations and the live lectures recorded during the event, will continue to be easily accessible on the Internet from home until the end of the year. Here, true to the Häfele motto “we care”, you can still get in touch with specialist advisors via the video chat and receive the necessary specialist expertise free of charge and without obligation.
It will therefore be worthwhile to include Discoveries in your travel planning for 2021 from 4th May. Anyone can enjoy the good view of the industry to the benefit of their company and look forward to seeing each other again at the trade fair booth for the 100th birthday of Häfele at interzum 2023 in Cologne.
The Häfele Highlights 2021/22
Products and services – We care
Products, ranges, innovations, application ideas, advice, and comprehensive service – the holistic view of all these components is increasingly becoming a guarantee of success for a perfect partnership. In the Discoveries universe, Häfele is showing its extraordinarily extensive services and what's new in 2021.
Examples: Knowledge transfer in the Häfele Academy, new configuration tools for planning, ordering, and sales, customer-centred logistics, TopCo offers made to measure for Loox lights and drawers from a quantity of one. It is worth taking a closer look.
Loox and Nimbus – Häfele light for furniture and rooms
There is a lot of movement in the Häfele lighting range with its smart networking in furniture and rooms thanks to the simple interplay of high-quality components. Loox5 by Häfele and the products of the subsidiary, Nimbus, are now growing together on the 24 Volt platform. Light can therefore be implemented even more simply and holistically, directly from the manufacturer.
Complete product families for sliding, flaps and drawers
Häfele is completing its family of furniture flap fittings (Free), furniture sliding doors (Slido), and drawers (e.g., Matrix) with a number of new products. Examples: New weight classes for the flaps, soft closing mechanism for Slido pivot/sliding doors, speech recognition for operation with Alexa and Google for the Slido Flush51 flush sliding door system. There are also new configuration tools, concealed runners, and furnishing features for the Matrix family, designer shelves for kitchens, and a wide range of TopCo services for complete drawers.
Dialock in furniture – the electronic access control system from Häfele
The new EFL 30 battery-operated furniture lock complements the product range in the Dialock electronic access control system by Häfele. It is the perfect solution for individual locking points and mobile furniture. EFL 30 can be easily integrated into the Dialock software and the upcoming Dialock Manager App in conjunction with all Dialock Generation 2 terminals. Its batteries have a service life of up to two years.
Don't miss anything
All further information will be provided shortly in the Häfele newsletter, the Häfele social media channels and on the trade fair website.