Third distinction: Wiha BitBuddy – Focus Open Award 2013 in silver

Schonach – The BitBuddy from Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH has been presented with the Focus Open Award 2013 in silver. The Focus Open is the International Design Award in Baden-Württemberg. 58 products were selected for outstanding design achievements, including Wiha in the Industry category. This is the third distinction for the smart bit box this year, following the red dot and iF product design awards. The awards ceremony will be held on 18 October 2013 in the Ludwigsburg Cultural Centre.

BitBuddy with MaxxTor bits: A step ahead in screws

The new bit box does the work more quickly and efficiently than ever before. With consistent single-hand operation and according to the simple principle: "Plug - Work - Store". With the MaxxTor and BitBuddy, Wiha offers an innovative system with real user benefits. Maxx lifespan and Maxx efficiency in bit storage make the duo an unbeatable team which should not be missing in any toolbox.

On 18 October 2013 the awards ceremony will be held in the Ludwigsburg Cultural Centre. The jury in Stuttgart presents the "Focus in Silver" award to products with an outstanding design. In granting this award, it recognises all the products within lead a category due to their exceptional design quality. Additional design criteria such as functionality, brand conformity, ergonomics and sustainability also play a major role. There are clear market advantages for the manufacturers and designers of award-winning products because the award guarantees utmost product quality and supports marketing.

About the company:

Wiha is one of the leading manufacturers in the world for hand tools for professional use in trade and industry, with headquarters in Schonach in the Black Forest, Germany. For the past 70 years, the name of Wiha has stood for innovative tools of the highest quality with screwdrivers, torque tools, L-keys, bits, soft-head hammers, pliers, measuring tools and articulated hoses. A host of awards underline the setting of standards in terms of functionality and design. Currently over 800 employees manufacture and market more than 3,500 premium tools.

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