Waldachtal, 09. April 2020
World-class screw design
The fischer Group of Companies has been awarded a Red Dot in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020” for its new Power-Fast II chipboard screw. The international ex-pert jury panel presents the award to products with a high-quality design.
“Our new chipboard screw Power-Fast II has already won mul-tiple awards in parallel to its ongoing market launch”, Michael Geiszbühl, Managing Directors Sales and Marketing fixing sys-tems at fischer is pleased to say. “We are very proud to have also been awarded a Red Dot in the Red Dot Award: Product Design‘ category in addition to the German Design Award”.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot empha-sises: “The award winners are setting new standards in their in-dustry with their products. I would like to congratulate them on their success”. The fischer Power-Fast II chipboard screw con-vinced the international jury with its wide range of applications and holistic design concept. The jury panel includes experi-enced experts from various specialist fields such as design and architecture. It is the first time that a single high-performance chipboard screw has covered such a broad range of applica-tions. The Power-Fast II can be used for all types of wood on wood and wood on metal connections as well as in fischer plas-tic plugs using verified loads. The screw guarantees high load-bearing capacity and enables fast installation due to its quick bite and short screw-in time.
All of its technical features, such as the thread, shank rib, and specialist geometry beneath the head have been finetuned to perfectly integrate into the overall design. The new product features are manufactured using time-honoured production techniques such as “oblique cutting” and “thread cutting”. The overall combination of its technical ad-vantages and design make the new Power-Fast II screw an ex-traordinary product.
Over 6,500 products were submitted for the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020” by designers and companies from 60 dif-ferent countries. The jurors tested the submissions over the course of several days in order to determine the winners. They only made their decision on the products’ design quality follow-ing in-depth discussions. In addition to their aesthetic, the prod-ucts were also evaluated on their selected materials, pro-cessing, surface structure, ergonomics and function.
The fischer Group of Companies will be accepting its award at the Designers’ Night at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which is expected to take place on 22nd June. The fischer Power-Fast II will be presented at the “Design on Stage” exhibi-tion at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen from then on along with the other award-winning products. It will also be on show in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website. The Red Dot De-sign Yearbook 2020/2021 will be published in July 2020 and will feature the winning products, including the Power-Fast II.
The new fischer screw scored a red dot: The fischer Group of Com-panies held its own with its fischer Power-Fast II chipboard screw among multiple submissions during the international “Red Dot Award: Product Design” competition. 6,500 products were submitted by de-signers and companies from 60 different countries.
The fischer Group of Companies
The fischer Group of Companies, headquartered in Waldachtal in Germany’s northern Black Forest, generated sales of 887 million Euros in 2019 with a worldwide staff of 5,200 employees. The family-owned company operates 49 subsidiaries in 37 countries and exports to more than 100 countries. It includes the five divisions: fischer fixing systems, fischer automotive, fischertechnik, fischer consulting and LNT Automation.
fischer fixing systems is the technological market leader in important areas of fixing technology. fischer offers products that deliver technical perfection to a wide range of customers, from do-it-yourselfers to craftspeople to key account partners.
fischer automotive manufactures high-quality parts for car interiors. The com-pany is highly competent in the plastics processing segment and is an im-portant partner for the automotive industry. Its range of products includes air vents, cup holders, trays and multi-function components.
With its construction kits, fischertechnik is active in both the toymaking and in the educational sector. fischertechnik is one of the last remaining toy makers to exclusively develop and produce in Germany.
fischer Consulting evolved from the competence developed in the company itself, which includes the fischer ProcessSystem with its central aim of perma-nent improvement for the ultimate benefit of the customer. fischer Consulting advises small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies and major companies on their path towards lean and efficient processes.
LNT Automation develops and manufactures custom electronic solutions. The company also develops, produces and distributes custom and capacitive touch systems such as multi-touch solutions made of glass and the corresponding controller units. All electronics are manufactured in-house.
Katharina Maria Siegel Press Relations Officer fischer fixings
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