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raumplus wins award

07/05/2017

Exclusive BRANDmark

We were pleased and proud to travel to Berlin last Thursday to accept the German Brand Award 2017 in the category “Interior & Living” on behalf of raumplus. That we would quite literally be carried to the award ceremony on a wave of success was, however, something that we couldn’t foresee. The gala evening in Germany’s capital city saw not just a flood of guests but also as much rain as usually falls in a whole month. Luckily for us, the German Design Council organizers of the ceremony didn’t flounder when confronted with record-breaking rainfall. Instead they provided the guests waiting outside Friedrichstrasse’s Volkswagenforum with a welcome drink that ensured they were as “wet” on the inside as on the outside and, following the lecture program, provided the 500 guests with transport to the Historisches Museum so that no-one got wet on the way to the gala afterwards. Raumplus was among prestigious company, with prize winners including Lamy, Porsche, Lufthansa, Bretz and NOMOS Glashütte. We appreciate the German Brand Award as recognition of our internationally successful brand and also see the exclusive “brand mark” as a quality commitment to our customers.

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 Climate Protection Certificate

The greatest possible degree of product protection while putting the least possible strain on the environment – this is our mission when it comes to packaging. That this strategy is producing results has now been confirmed by Interseroh GmbH, the company that recycles our transport packaging for us.
Based on an in-depth study by the prestigious Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute on the reduction of greenhouse gases Inteseroh has established that our recycling efforts last year resulted in a 26,647.80 kilogram reduction in greenhouses gases. This is equivalent to the average CO² emissions of a car driving 180,000 kilometers. The raw materials that we have recycled join what is known as the materials flow, thus not only avoiding unnecessary CO² emissions but also saving an additional almost 36,000 kg of resources. We view the corresponding “2012 Climate Protection Certificate” that has been issued to us as both a confirmation of our activities in this field and a motivation to continue and expand them. We invite all our partners and business contacts to join us in these efforts.

An ecological ray of light

We have given the “green light” for a significant investment in the environment and the future in two senses of the word. The old neon strip lights used in some 10 000m² of manufacturing and warehouse space have been replaced with new LED strip lights. Although it will take seven years to recoup the money spent on the cost-intensive programme it will, however, achieve a saving of 60 tonnes of CO² annually. This is roughly equivalent to the weight of 12 000 sliding door frames including the top and bottom tracks. We believe that this is a striking environment-friendly lighting effect which is worth the financial advance payment! And we also hope that it will encourage other companies to look into internal factors which have an environmental impact. A current example cited in business magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” demonstrates that seemingly positive factors can sometimes actually prove to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. According to the magazine the pollutants generated when frying a single hamburger – consisting of fat, soot, smoke and steam, are the same as the air pollution caused by a diesel truck on a 230-kilometre long journey. The task is to identify these kinds of assumed “peccadillos”. We found one not in the kitchen but on the ceiling. And you?