For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries.

Product Search Criteria:

Representatives from Ace Hardware will be at INPEX 2017 looking for innovative new products in the following categories:

  • Do it Yourself Home Products
  • Lawn & Garden/Outdoor
  • Garage/Auto
  • Hardware/Tools
  • Personal Care
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Housewares
  • Household Cleaning
  • Pets
  • Kids
  • Sports & Hobbies
  • Travel

Products can be either domestic or international inventions that are already patented or in patent-pending status. 

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If you have an invention that fits the above criteria and you would like to participate in the Ace new product search at INPEX 2017, please call your INPEX representative today at 1-888-54-INPEX or complete our exhibitor information request form.