The Hardware Show 2024 Innovation Awards acknowledge the most exceptional products, technologies, and initiatives within various sectors of the hardware industry. From groundbreaking tools and sustainable materials to innovative smart solutions, this process is designed to spotlight the most transformative, forward-thinking innovations.

In recent months, Hardware Show Exhibitors were invited to submit their most groundbreaking creations for evaluation and recognition. A distinguished panel of judges, (details below) composed of industry experts and thought leaders, meticulously assessed the entries with samples provided by the entrants, based on their creativity, practicality, and potential to drive significant change within the hardware sector.

Following this process, a list of esteemed products were Shortlisted to the final round of The Innovation Awards.

All shortlisted products were displayed at The Hardware Show. 

All shortlisted candidates were invited to present their product to the judging panel, Dragon’s Den style, before The Hardware Show. 

Category winners were announced on the Sunday of The Hardware Show at The HAI stand, with HAI President, Paul Candon, and Martin Masterson from Ahern Ireland (Innovation Awards sponsor) presenting the awards to the winners.

The inaugural Sustainability Award winner, and Overall Product Winner announced at The President’s Ball that evening. 

With thanks to our Sponsor:

Ahern Ireland stands at the forefront of Aerial lifting solutions, delivering excellence in equipment and services. Renowned for our commitment to quality and innovation, we proudly offer a comprehensive range of Aerial lifting solutions, with a spotlight on the exceptional performance of our Snorkel Lift range of product. As a trusted partner for industries requiring precision and reliability, Ahern Ireland ensures that projects reach new heights with our cutting-edge technology and dedicated service. Elevate your expectations with Ahern Ireland, You can Ascend on us.

The Innovation Awards 2024 Results


Soudal Ireland

SWS Airtight Foam Kit





Nature Safe Seaweed Enriched Feed




Category Winner:

Soudal Ireland – SWS Airtight Foam Kit


 Highly Commended:

Wavin Ireland Ltd – Wavin Tigris K5/M5


Joseph Murphy Ballina Ltd: pureAir HVAC In-Duct Air Purification

KORE Insulation: KORE Insulated Foundation System

PWG Ireland: Droople

Tradex Supplies: Efflorescence Blocker & Sealer


Category Winner:

OX Tools UK – BORA Centipede


 Highly Commended:

Central Key & Hardware Co – Varifocal Safety Glasses


Crown Paints Ireland Ltd – Crown Trade Clean Extreme Clean Air Scrubbable Matt


Blaklader Workwear: Intelligent Thermal Vest

DART Tool Group: DART Double Magnetic Bit Holder

Mascot Workwear: Customized Ultimate Trousers made from 83% Recycled Polyester and 17% Elastane

OZX Group: Mandrex – “One Click” Holesaw System

Whiteriver Group: Bjelin


Category Winner:

Simpson Strong-Tie: Design Series – Decorative Hardware for Garden Structures


Highly Commended:

DS Supplies Ltd – MultyHome Ecotrend



Harp Renewables: Infusion

Hygeia: Nature Safe Seaweed Enriched Feed

MI Flues Ltd: DekDrain Edge



Category Winner:

Luceco – Evolve


Drumblur Ltd: Bee Wash Bag

Joseph Murphy Ballina Ltd: Active HEPA+ with ODOGard® Pro

Karcher Ireland: RCV 5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner