Häfele at IWF 2018: Where Innovation & the Trades Connect

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, August 16, 2018

• Get connected with Häfele’s IWF Challengers Award Finalist
• Ever level a cabinet on your own? Remember the name Axilo.
• New style and functionality options for the kitchen and closet spaces

The proof is in the products. And there are some truly amazing products for the trades being offered by Häfele America Co. at the 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) August 22 through August 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Booth 1840 will feature the latest in kitchen and closet organization, sliding door hardware, Häfele’s own Loox LED lighting, functional and decorative hardware, office furniture components and much, much more.

“Tradesmen are like scientists in that they’re natural problem solvers—no matter the scale or scope of the project,” said Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co. “The products we have featured at this year’s IWF will go a long way in eliminating those obstacles they often face. As well as making the lives of their customers easier too.”

Häfele’s IWF booth offers unique solutions around every corner. From the IWF Challengers Award finalist Ixconnect Spreading Connector SC 8/25 to an entirely new way to level cabinets like the Axilo™ Plinth Adjusting Fitting System, our all-new Hailo Libero 2.0 hands-free pull-out opening to innovative smart home solutions like the Häfele Connect App, visitors will find inspiration for projects and answers to questions wherever they look. Booth partners contributing to the display include industry leaders such as Bright Wood Works, Inc., Miele USA and Liebherr.

Select Häfele IWF booth highlights include:

Panel Assembly … Upgraded
Putting together small furniture, associated drawer boxes and the like can be an inefficient struggle with tools, clamps, glue, dowels, screws and frustration. And that’s even before cleaning up. With one inspired piece of hardware, Häfele has changed all this and more: Häfele’s Ixconnect Spreading Connector SC 8/25. All you need is a few 8 mm holes to get started. Once assembled, furniture put together with the SC 8/25 won’t come apart. No wonder the SC 8/25 was nominated as an IWF Challengers Award finalist for 2018.

Save the Gymnastics for Someone Else
Up until now, leveling cabinetry has been either an uncomfortable mix of shims or adjustable cabinet feet and a level—and some exhausting gymnastics necessary to make it all work. Well the innovators at Häfele America Co. have devised another way to level kitchen, office, wardrobe or other cabinetry: the revolutionary, new Axilo™ Plinth Adjusting Fitting System. Axilo means plinth leveling in just a few manual operations. The adjusting tool acts as an arm extension. No more bending, crawling or stretching—with Axilo you can easily reach the rear feet of the plinth as well.

And Just Like That. Open.
The all-new Hailo Libero 2.0, debuting at IWF 2018, is an electronic, hands-free opening mechanism for practically any base cabinet pull-out. Because sometimes using your hands just isn’t an option. The mechanism operates the pull-out via a foot sensor or with an optional remote control making it ultra-friendly. The Libero 2.0 is for base cabinets from 12” (300mm) to 48” (1200mm) wide making it easy to retrofit. It can also be used in face frame applications provided the unit is blocked out and activated via the optional remote. Users can even customize opening force and other features via an easy-to-use mobile app.

Fashion and Function Combine in the Closet
Making its debut at IWF Atlanta is a program for closet designers and installers to make their organization and storage projects truly custom: dECOLeather® Recycled Leather Veneer (RLV) by EcoDomo. This program allows for the selection of custom leather doors, drawer fronts, shelves, liners and countertops made to exact specification in a variety of unique finishes.

Want to learn more about Häfele and our offerings for the trades? Be sure to visit us in booth #1840 at IWF 2018 in Atlanta, GA.