In October 2009 Plymovent launched a new product in the fire and automotive market: the Magnetic Grabber®. Last year, the Magnetic Grabber® was released on a global level and we are pleased to announce that this past April, the Magnetic Grabber® won the red dot product design award 2011.
The Magnetic Grabber® is a patent pending vehicle exhaust removal device. It has been developed to provide a quick, easy and controlled (dis)connection between a tail pipe and an exhaust extraction system.
Ferdinand Coehoorn, Vice President Research & Development of Plymovent, replied enthusiastically: “This is a great accomplishment; not only for our Plymovent Innovation team, but also for our design agency NPK. Its combination of top performance, user-friendliness and attractive design must have convinced the red dot jury. It’s a great honor as red dot is an acknowledged institute and the award underlines the high design quality of our Magnetic Grabber®.”
Marc Laan, Product Manager VEX/Fire adds: “The ‘click and seal’ design is a major breakthrough in the nozzle market. Participants at Interschutz 2010 - the international exhibition for rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security - were very enthusiastic during the official product launch. The Magnetic Grabber® is enjoying great demand, particularly in the US. We have already developed various sizes of the product to meet the needs of our customers; the Magnetic Grabber® is now available in 75 mm, 100 mm and 125 mm or 3 in, 4 in and 5 in.”
On July 4, 2011 Plymovent will officially receive the red dot design award. More than 1,000 guests from the world of design, industry, society and media will celebrate the winners, an event which traditionally takes place in Essen’s opera house, the Aalto Theatre. Not only will the Magnetic Grabber® appear in the yearbook of red dot, it will also be exhibited in the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany on July 5, 2011.
The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It identifies three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept. There were almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in the year 2010 alone.