Geberit win Plus X Awards for innovation
Plus X Awards for innovation
At the Plus X Awards in Germany, Geberit won awards for the Geberit AquaClean, Monolith and DuoFresh products, plus Most Innovative Brand Award in the sanitary product group.
The Plus X Award is one of the world's largest innovation awards for technology, sports and lifestyle products, recognising those products and brands that offer innovative technologies, extraordinary designs and sleek, intelligent operating concepts.
The Most Innovative Brand is the highest award of the Plus X Award and honours the brands with the most seals of approval within a product group.
Criteria for the Best Product of the Year included quality, functionality, ergonomics and design; all factors that were more than met by the three Geberit innovations recognised at this year's awards.
Geberit AquaClean combines the most natural form of washing with complete comfort and an elegant design, offering the perfect model for every requirement, from the compact enhancement solution to the complete integrated WC system.
Ideal for converting a freestanding WC to a wall-hung version, Geberit's Monolith is a slimline sanitary module with integrated cistern that can be connected to existing plumbing work just as easily as a close-coupled toilet, with no chiselling or re-tiling required.
With its slim profile the Monolith doesn't impinge on space, while its clear, simple lines and high-quality materials make it an attractive alternative to conventional visible cisterns.
To be launched in the UK in April 2012, Geberit DuoFresh is a WC system that brings a whole new feeling of freshness to the bathroom.
With the secret concealed behind the wall, a switch on the actuator plate activates odour extraction, cleaning the air with active carbon filters and resupplying it to the room.
Marketing and Communications Manager at Geberit, Sara Johnston, said: 'The Plus X seal of approval stands as a visible symbol of the innovation of these products, giving retailers a powerful way of helping customers in their purchasing decision.
The awards are highly regarded within the industry and being recognised with the title of Most Innovative Brand award is a well-deserved honour'.
Geberit HDPE pipework has been used to construct a 35,000 litre rainwater harvesting system for the BREEAM rated Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter.
The modernisation of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in MIlan has included the installation of Geberit Monolith sanitary modules in all guest bathrooms. Hotel manager, Maurizio Naro, selected Geberit’s Monolith system due to its space saving exposed cistern and streamlined construction. Monolith has an elegant glass surface which is available in a choice of Black, White, Umber or Mint Green.
Installers and retailers are invited to can gain hands-on experience of Geberit’s piping and sanitary systems at free training days this autumn. Places are filling fast for the modules covering the latest welding techniques using Geberit HDPE drainage pipework plus techniques for fitting wall-hung sanitaryware using the Geberit Duofix WC frame. Installers will finish the module armed with their own Geberit Duofix frame.
Geberit’s new Monolith Vario is a base cover that is added to the bottom of a Monolith WC sanitary module to allow for an adjustable height option. By raising the height of the drain the WC can be positioned at a height of up to 50cm which ensures a comfortable height for less able users. The Monolith Vario base cover is manufactured from brushed INOX in order to blend in with its surroundings and is only visible from 3-9cm.
Geberit’s Mapress carbon steel pipework is still going strong twelve years after its installation at Mater Hospital in Ireland. A recent inspection revealed that the pipework had suffered no corrosion and had remained as effective as it was the day it was installed. Compared with copper, carbon steel pipework offers significant savings yet performs just as effectively if installed correctly.