fischer's DUOPOWER secures German Design Award Gold

fischer’s DUOPOWER has won a gold German Design Award 2018 in the Workshop and Tools category, putting it in first place in the segment.
It is the latest in a number of awards for the multi-functional plug which first came to market in 2015. DUOPOWER picked up the Eisen Innovation Award and the pro-K Award Gold, in Germany. The “baumarktmanager” and “markt in GRÜN” magazines additionally awarded it “Product of the Year 2017”. In France, the DUOPOWER received the Centrexpo Trophy as well as the innovation awards of the COFAQ trade fair and the DOMPRO trade network.
The German Design Award is presented annually by the German Design Council. The jury said of the winning Workshop and Tools product: “The DUOPOWER is an intelligent two-component plug that activates the optimal function principle as required, therefore covering a broad spectrum of applications and construction materials.” Depending on the substrate, the multi-functional plug decides independently whether to expand or fold, achieving high hold values in all solid, perforated and panelled construction materials. “The way that the anchor is easy to understand reassures the user,” the jury added.

Hartmut Heppeler, fischer's Manager International Application and Product Management, said: “We are pleased to be able to continue the success story of the DUOPOWER with the German Design Award Gold. The award confirms fischer’s company philosophy of providing its customers with only the best products and solutions.”

There were more than 5,000 entries to the 2018 German Design Award, 45 of which were awarded gold for each of the categories “Excellent Product Design" and "Excellent Communication Design". This title represents top-class performances in international design, according to the German Design Council. The award ceremony will take place on 9 February 2018 at the Ambiente International Consumer Goods Fair in Frankfurt am Main.