Wiha two-time award winner: if DESIGN AWARD 2017 & Plus X Award 2017

Schonach, Germany, March2017 – Wiha has won the ‘if DESIGN AWARD 2017’ and the ‘Plus X Award 2017’ for two of its product innovations. The LiftUp 26one® magazine bit holder and the TorqueVario® torque tool impressed the external jury of experts thanks to their innovative product features and special function design. For Wiha, participation and awards in competitions of this type provide confirmation of its innovative capacity and can act as a benchmark for high product quality in the sector and the hand tool market.

2017 coincides with the 20th edition of the If Design Awards. Launched in 2016, the LiftUp 26one® magazine bit holder can now join the ranks as an anniversary award winner for the Wiha range. Able to hold a total of 13 double bits in its handle and bit holder to provide 26 fastening types, the hand tool solution impressed in the Industry/Skilled Trade category. The iF Design Award is presented once a year by Germany's oldest independent design institution, the iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.

2017 is the first time that Wiha has received a Plus X Award in its award-winning history with the accolade going to its TorqueVario® torque screwdriver. The independent, international expert jury at the world's largest innovation competition for technology, sport and lifestyle honoured the hand tool in several categories: High Quality, Design, User Convenience and Functionality. The variably and continuously adjustable torque tool can be used for a wide variety of applications, provides controlled fastening and is one of the hand tools recommended by the German Assocation for Healthier Backs as a solution which is kind to muscles thanks to its ergonomic handle.

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