APRIL 04, 2017

Nilfisk internationally recognized with Red Dot seal of quality for outstanding product design

The Red Dot expert committee has announced the winners of the Red Dot Award 2017. For the second consecutive year Nilfisk is among the winners with two Red Dot Awards for outstanding product design.

Germany, 4/4/2017. The jury has reached its decision: After several days of assessing products from all over the world, Nilfisk has been recognized with two Red Dot Awards for outstanding product quality. The awards were given to two newly launched micro scrubbers from Nilfisk – the SC100 and SC250 – in the category Product Design 2017. ​


According to CEO of the Red Dot Award, the design quality of the products has been pivotal for the recognition: 

“The Red Dot winners have recognized that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy”, explains Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot Awards.

Designed to replace mop and bucket
Both the SC100 and SC250 micro scrubber have been designed to provide a more productive and efficient alternative to traditional mop and bucket cleaning. According to Domenico Coppa, Director of Product Management, Floorcare from Nilfisk both products were designed based on customer needs:

“For the SC100 we wanted to develop a very light weight solution that could easily be carried around” Domenico Coppa explains and continues. “And for the Lithium Battery operated SC250 we wanted to offer a compact and maneuverable product able to scrub as well as sweep in one single pass, reducing the time spent on cleaning”.  

The award winning micro scrubbers from Nilfisk were selected by a jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists who tested, discussed and assessed each individual product. For the 2017 awards the jury received over 5,500 entries from 54 countries.

Facts about the SC100: 
- The first upright scrubber dryer from Nilfisk
- Scrubs and cleans in one single pass to enable a faster and more efficient cleaning
- Reduces total cost of ownership by minimizing water and detergent usage 

Facts about the SC250:​
- The first machine with these dimensions that can scrub and sweep at the same time
- High performance due to the Lithium battery technology 
- The Nilfisk Battery Management system provides a long lasting power source

About the Red Dot Awards
The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany, and is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: www.red-dot.org.

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