Wiha wins Red Dot Award for slimBit holder

Wiha has secured another Red Dot award, this time for its slimBit-Box.
The compact and clear storage and transport case has been designed for sets with either 6 or 12 Wiha slimBits. Both versions are practical – they can be attached to a belt with a clip. The elongated slimBits themselves offer voltage protection of up to 1,000 volts and can be easily removed and replaced with just one hand.

The Red Dot jury said: “The ­slimBit-Box presents itself as a working aid in a contemporary design, with practical orientation as the topmost design principle.”

Wiha is no stranger to Red Dot Awards, having won them in the years 2007–2010, 2013–2015, 2017 and now 2019.

The slimBit system was originally developed to reach low-lying screws, where a traditional blade diameter often too large in conventional electric screwdrivers. It is compatible with Wiha’s speedE e-screwdriver that was launched at Cologne in 2018.

Last year, Torque chatted with Wiha on the challenges of innovating in the tool sector.

While tool innovators like Wiha have earned Red Dot awards, the accolades have been far thinner on the ground for the fastener sector, particularly for screws – although Tenz has recently begun to redress the balance.