First Red Dot Award for a screw

TENZ wins the Red Dot Award Product Design 2019. The innovative thread design convinced the jury and led to the first award for a screw with the coveted award. There has never been anything like it in the screw industry.

In March, our company reached another milestone. The innovative TENZ Low Energy thread was awarded the Red Dot Award Product Design. This award is given by the renowned jury exclusively to products that exhibit outstanding design. The submission of the screw itself to this globally respected design award was a risk. Certainly nobody expects such a product at this competition. Moreover, our screw had to compete alongside large and established brands, including McLaren, Apple or LG. The jury of 40 international experts evaluated all submissions according to the following criteria:
  • Degree of innovation
  • functionality
  • formal quality
  • Durability
  • Ergonomics
Out of around 5,500 participants, our screw came out on top. It was selected as the winner on the following grounds: “Environmentally friendly and future-oriented, the innovatively designed TENZ Low-Energy-Screw is a consistent implementation of the desire for a resource-saving wood screw.”   This adds another award to our list. Other awards we have already received:
  • German Packaging Award 2017
  • State Prize for Consulting 2017 – Engineering Consulting
  • Intern. Wirtschaftsfilmtage / Information Film Category: Prix Victoria in Gold 2018
  • Red Dot Award: Packaging Design 2018
  • German Design Award 2019

About Red Dot Award

In order to professionally evaluate the diversity in the field of design, the Red Dot Design Award is divided into three disciplines: 1. product design 2. communication design 3. design concept The renowned design award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury met for the first time to evaluate the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Since then, the coveted Red Dot award has been the internationally recognised seal of approval for outstanding design quality.