Hettich, Biesse and Vauth-Sagel are amongst the winners in various International competitions and design awards during 2017 and 2018.

A Red Dot 2018 Design Award went to Hettich for their WingLine L folding sliding door fitting for new design prospects. The members of the Red Dot Award jury rated a record number of 6,300 products from 59 countries. The WingLine L folding-sliding door fitting is testimony to Hettich’s design skills, putting it among this year’s best in the industry. Whether in the wardrobe; alcoves or in the top mounted kitchen unit; WingLine L from Hettich is the folding sliding door system that impresses in all sorts of applications. The new “Push/Pull to Move” opening mechanism creates panorama effects, design flexibility and a high level of user convenience. The coveted “Product Design 2018” Red Dot Award is a seal of outstanding design quality that is respected the world over.

Staying with Hettich; their biggest production facility was awarded the German Industrial Building Prize for sustainable building in industrial and commercial construction. The Industrial Building Prize is about combining architectural design expertise with ecological, economic and social aspects. Hettich’s approaches to sustainability include the virtually self-supporting floor plan in primary energy optimised timber construction with its sustainable workplace qualities; ability to fall below the requirements of Germany’s Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) by more than 46 per cent; reduced impervious surface from the industrial building’s two storey design and use of waste heat from production covering up to 60 per cent of the energy needed for heating and hot water.

Biesse Group is among the eleven national winners for Italy at the European Business Awards, the biggest corporate competition sponsored by RSM. RSM is present in all major countries of the world, with a particularly significant presence in the US; China; UK; Germany; Japan; Brazil; Singapore; India; Australia and South Africa. RSM International is a member of the Forum of Firms of IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) Biesse strongly believes in the potential of Industry 4.0, and for over a year has been carrying out, with considerable investments in research and development, a project that will revolutionize the processing machinery market: a platform of advanced and productive services that enables customers to wide range of services to simplify and streamline work management. In the digital factory of the future through the continuous monitoring of data it will be possible to watch the transition from mass production to mass customization.

A system solution as ambassador for quality ‘Made in Germany’ CORNERSTONE MAXX, Vauth-Sagel’s unique corner unit system has won an internationally renowned design prize, the ‘German Design Award 2018’ which honours it as an outstanding example of German design quality. The long-established company has also recently won further renowned awards. VS ENVI Toolbox has won the internationally equally renowned iF Design Award and also an Iconic Award 2018 in the “Innovative Interior” category.

The INTERZUM AWARD: INTELLIGENT MATERIAL & DESIGN 2017 has been bestowed on the Salice Air hinge to hang panel doors directly onto the cabinet carcase. This prestigious award is given to products that best represent technological innovation paired with functionality and design.