In what is believed to be an industry first, TENZ has won a Red Dot Product Design Award for its Low-Energy thread woodscrew.
According to TENZ, submitting the screw to the Red Dot Awards was a gamble as it had to hold its own against products from the likes of McLaren, Apple and LG. However, the 40-strong jury of international experts selected the woodscrew out of around 5,500 participants based on: innovativeness, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.
The jury awarded the firm the award due to, “its innovative design, the TENZ Low-Energy Screw is eco-friendly and future-orientated, reflecting the consistent implementation of the need for a resource-saving woodscrew.”
TENZ received another Red Dot Award in 2018 for its ‘peek box’ packaging design for the low-energy woodscrew.
The screw utilises TENZ’s patented Stairs Thread Technology, which reduces screwing resistance by 50%. This allows twice as many screws to be installed on one battery charge and increases the life service of application devices tenfold.
Sales started in Switzerland in 2017, branching out in to Italy and Germany the following year. Earlier this year, the world’s largest DIY chain, based in the US, also decided to equip its own woodscrew with TENZ’ Stairs Thread technology which is now available in 2,200 DIY stores.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Red Dot Founder & CEO, said to the winners: “I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”
In conjunction with its strategic partners A Perry & Co. Ltd and UK team member Nick Bennison, TENZ is currently preparing for the entry into the UK market, with the screws being available soon.
Read all about TENZ’s Red Dot Award and low-energy woodscrew in the latest version of Torque’s digital magazine, here.