Global hardware solutions firm Hettich Group has been awarded the German Design Award – Special Mention 2017 by the German Design Council.
Hettich was awarded the accolade for its Sensys thin door hinge, with the awards going to outstanding products that point the way in the German and international design landscape.
Each year, prizes in the categories product and communication design are awarded to entries that are outstanding in their design quality. The Sensys thin door hinge was awarded the German Design Award – Special Mention 2017 in the “Furniture” category.
The news follows Hettich’s recent investment of €10m (£8.5m) in expanding its production facility in Vlotho-Exter, Germany.
Hettich said that the extension to its premises would increase its production capacity for hinges, and will provide a new technical service centre for sprinkler, compressed-air and ventilation systems, with the expected completion date planned for the end of 2017.