Wiha wins Red Dot award with new slimBit boxes

HAND tool manufacturer Wiha has been honoured with a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019. Its new slimBit boxes have earned the prestigious Red Dot, which the meticulous jury awards exclusively to products displaying excellent design.

Wiha has created a compact transport, removal and storage option with its new slimBit boxes for 6 or 12 slimBits. The product has been developed to provide users with a significant advantage in handling slimBits during their day-to-day professional life.

In the large sets, 12 slimBits with different profiles are stored in two boxes containing six bits each. This allows users to carry slimBits around safely, neatly arranged in a box. When open, the box offers users an optimum view of screw profiles, enabling users to select and remove profiles quickly. Users can handle profiles with a single hand thanks to the practical belt clip.

Wiha slimBits excel due to their slender shape and protection against electric shock, making them particularly advantageous for use in the electrician's trade. They have been developed based on new market knowledge and user surveys to offer a functional solution with added value.

"Being awarded the Red Dot affirms the high design quality behind the product. We are immensely proud that the special features in the product's design have been recognised and honoured with the Red Dot," said a pleased Ronny Lindskog, Wiha's Director of Sales and Marketing.

Professor Peter Zec, the Red Dot initiator and CEO, also praised the winner: "I congratulate the award winners warmly on their great success. The fact that their products were able to hold their ground during the jury's strict assessment is a testament to their exceptional design quality. This allows the winners to set influential trends in the design sector and point the way to where things may lead in the future."

The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world's largest design competitions. Designers and manufacturers from 55 countries submitted more than 5,500 products to the competition in 2019. The international jury, composed of acknowledged experts from different fields, have been coming together for over 60 years to seek out the best designs. During the assessment process over several days, they attach great importance to criteria such as degree of innovation, form quality, functionality, durability and ergonomic design.

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HSS Hire Service Group Ltd Most Considerate Supplier at 2016 National Awards

The Considerate Constructors Scheme - the national scheme established by the construction industry to improve its image - has awarded HSS Hire Service Group Ltd as the Most Considerate Supplier at this year’s National Awards.

HSS Hire Service Group Ltd, whose head office is based in Mitcham, Surrey, triumphed as the ‘Most Considerate Supplier 2016’, making them the first registered supplier to win this prestigious title since Supplier Registration was introduced in 2014.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Awards are among the most respected accolades in UK construction. By registering with the Scheme, companies and suppliers demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the image of the industry.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place on 10th and 11th November at the Four Seasons hotel in London.

The awards recognise the highest performing companies and suppliers which have demonstrated excellence in relation to the community, the environment and their workforce.

Undertaking inner London deliveries is no easy task, but HSS Hire Service Group Ltd has robust policies and procedures in place to ensure professional, safe and efficient operations.

A stringent approach is taken towards safety, with delivery vehicles in the FORS-accredited fleet replaced every three years to ensure the highest possible standards. Operating at exceptional levels, this company goes above and beyond to ensure the highest standards of considerate practice.

In total, 21 Gold, 32 Silver and 43 Bronze awards were presented to Registered Companies, and two Gold, one Silver and four Bronze awards to registered suppliers. Of the Gold Award winners, seven companies were shortlisted and received the ‘Most Considerate Company Runner-Up’ and one supplier the ‘Most Considerate Supplier Runner-Up’.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Executive Chairman Isabel Martinson said: “Congratulations to all award winners. The Scheme is hugely proud to honour the great achievements of top performing registered companies and suppliers. Over 900 companies and suppliers registered with the Scheme in the past 12 months, representing significant growth on the previous year, and making competition even tougher. With such high demand for construction activity across the UK, it is essential that the industry works collaboratively and continues to raise standards.”

HSS Hire Service Group Ltd Key Account Manager (London) Andy Warin commented: “We are delighted to be named the Most Considerate Supplier 2016. We have a dedicated team of colleagues that work tirelessly to deliver the tools and equipment that our customers need when they need it, often going above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done. Outstanding customer service is part of our DNA at HSS and this award is shared across all HSS colleagues that help to delight our customers every day.”

Click here to see each of the winners in the categories of Runners-Up to the Most Considerate Company Award and Runner-Up to Most Considerate Supplier Award, as well as each Gold, Silver and Bronze award winner.

Visit Twitter @CCScheme #ccsawards and the Scheme’s LinkedIn company page to see more from the awards ceremonies. 

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