Hand tool manufacturer Wiha has been honoured with the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 for its new slimBit boxes – a compact transport, removal and storage option for 6 or 12 slimBits.
Wiha’s product development looks 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 and neatly arranged in a box. When open, the box offers an optimum view of screw profiles, enabling users to select and remove profiles quickly. Users can also handle profiles with a single hand thanks to the practical belt clip.
The company says its slimBits excel due to their slender shape and protection against electric shock, making them particularly advantageous for use in the electrician’s trade. The new Wiha solution has 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,” says Ronny Lindskog, director of sales and marketing at Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH.
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 who 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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