German Innovation Award 2019: GEZE wins again with the TS 5000 SoftClose
And the winner is… GEZE TS 5000 SoftClose! For the second time in a row, GEZE has been awarded the coveted German Innovation Award, which is presented annually by the German Design Council. Our extremely powerful yet gentle TS 5000 SoftClose door closer again demonstrates what GEZE stands for: innovative products made in Germany.
Innovation made concrete: the TS 5000 SoftClose
The GEZE TS 5000 SoftClose door closer impressed the esteemed jury because of its very high degree of flexibility in particular. © GEZE GmbH
Innovation is a very abstract term. This is why the German Innovation Award aims to make innovations visible and concrete. The German Design Council this year again awarded prizes to products and solutions that are distinguished by one thing in particular: they are user-centric and bring real added value compared to existing solutions. "The GEZE TS 5000 SoftClose door closer impressed the esteemed jury because of its very high degree of flexibility in particular. Depending on the user's needs, the door’s latching action can be adjusted individually or the door leaf can be stopped at the last opening level. This allows doors to close even under difficult ambient conditions," says the German Design Council.
Reliable, safe and quiet closing of doors – for a wide range of applications
Thanks to the optimised closing process, the door is securely and reliably pulled into the lock with consistent force, even in windy and draughty conditions, e.g. in interlocking door systems at underground car park entrances or in stairwells. The TS 5000 SoftClose door closer is also the right choice where doors need to be closed quietly and safely – whether in clinics, hotels or apartment buildings. Damping the door shortly before the closing position is reached prevents it from banging. The end closing speed can be regulated easily and flexibly via a valve.
The prize is presented to GEZE Managing Director Gerald Haas at the award ceremony
The prize is presented to GEZE Managing Director Gerald Haas at the award ceremony © Martin Diepold | Grand Visions
All the prize-winners were honoured at the festive gala in the German Museum of Technology in Berlin. 350 guests from the worlds of business, politics and the media accepted the exclusive invitation on 28 May 2019. Gerald Haas, Managing Director Research & Development at GEZE, accepted the award with great pleasure and pride. "This award makes it clear once again that as a family business, we have secured ourselves a firm place in Germany's top innovation league. Our goal is to create residential and working spaces worth living in, which is why we constantly strive to make our products even smarter."
About the German Innovation Award
Founded by the German Bundestag and funded by German industry, the German Design Council is committed to promoting the competitiveness of companies. Since 1953, the competitions of the German Design Council have recognised design, brand and innovation achievements of international standing. Design, brand and innovation: only with this perfect triad are businesses prepared for the fierce competition of Industry 4.0 and digitisation.
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