raumplus in private. We do not only attach great importance to the satisfaction of our customers, but of course also to that of our employees. Whether celebrating together on the company premises or expanding our halls. The constant growth of raumplus, humanly as well as economically, is our highest priority.
With the official start of construction of the new hall, raumplus is expanding and concentrating its expertise and production capacity at its Bremen site.
With the construction of the new hall, we are expanding our production and storage area by 770 m². This will enable us to manufacture larger order volumes more quickly in the future and make the entire production process even more efficient and competitive, says Carsten Bergmann, Managing Director of raumplus. The new hall consists of two areas: A hall with two loading bays and truck ramps for storing and loading finished goods and a hall for an automated panel storage system with automated loading of the panel saw.
In addition to the placement of the new panel warehouse, the plan is to redesign the raumplus halls. This will improve the flow of materials and make the production route from goods receipt to dispatch more effective. Investments have already been made in the past in new Homag machines, including an edge banding machine that can process both white and transparent PU glue, which visually improves the joint pattern even for white components. The construction time is expected to be five months and we will continue to keep you updated here.
The intelligent room solutions and products produced by raumplus have passed the tests and are officially certified with the label: furniture. Made in Germany. Our walk-in wardrobes, built-in wardrobes, room dividers, chests of drawers and room doors may now adorn themselves with this label. Since 2020, the "Möbel Made in Germany" label has stood for the high quality of German furniture manufacturers, for innovation, durability and healthy living. The new label was defined by the renowned German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification (RAL) and is set out in RAL-RG 0191. What do these awards mean for raumplus customers? One thing above all: they can be sure that they are buying quality products made in Germany. Or to put it in the words of the Association of the German Furniture Industry: "We have thus introduced certified proof of quality furniture from Germany".
We are pleased about this confirmation!
raumplus is a brand in the book - soon to be in the literal sense as well. As one of around 100 selected companies, we will be featured in the 2021 annual volume #whatcounts. The great German brands. This compendium is published annually by the German Design Council and presents renowned German producers in expert two-page essays on brand and design. The publication in German and English reaches its brand-oriented target group on the national market via the participating companies and cooperation partners, while internationally it receives high-profile distribution via 227 German embassies and consulates around the world. As a family-owned company, we are pleased to be able to represent quality made in Germany in the circle of renowned brands. Hot off the press, #whatcounts. The Great German Brands 2021 at a design gala on September 24, 2020 at Soho House Berlin, where raumplus will of course also be represented: between two noble book covers and, if the current situation allows, in person.
Here we report on new products, awards won and awards received.
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We received two awards at this year's German Brand Award, the sixth edition of one of the most important German brand prizes: the virtual raumplus house was named »Winner« in the category Brand Communication - Digital solutions & Apps and also received a »Special Mention« as Brand Innovation of the year.
With 315 million contacts, the prize awarded by the Frankfurt-based German Design Council is the brand and marketing prize with the widest reach in the German-speaking world. Once a year, it honors the best in innovative brands, consistent brand management and sustainable brand communication. We are proud that our virtual house, which has been breaking all click records since its inauguration in January of this year, has even received two awards. This encourages us to continue pursuing innovative online paths in parallel to our classic (trade show) presence in order to be in direct contact with our customers at all times.
For the fourth time, the readers of "Wohnidee" have honored raumplus with the annual public award of the living magazine, determined by voting. More than 18,500 readers voted for their favorites in seven furniture categories ranging from beds and upholstery to lighting. Valuable end consumer votes that earned us first place in the "Wohnidee Reader Award 2019" in the "Wardrobes" category. Our walk-in wardrobe combination of tinted float glass sliding doors from the S1200 Air series and the matching Uno and Legno interior systems was very well received. Thus, after 2017, raumplus was once again able to accept the prize awarded at the IMM Cologne. We would like to thank you for the "excellent" choice and will be happy to face the readers' verdict with current products again this year.
Our Swing Door Slim Line literally "excelled" at the German Design Award 2020: the Frankfurt Design Council named it "Winner" in the category "Excellent Product Design - Buildings and Elements". It impressed the jury with its ability to add a second sash to large openings, which can be fixed or opened as required. The design of the filigree panels set in aluminum frames, which can be structured symmetrically or asymmetrically with attached glazing bars, was also deemed worthy of an award. We are pleased to continue the series of raumplus product awards with the German Design Award 2020 currently - and feel honored on the whole "Slim Line".
Learn more about our highlights of the last events, our participation and visits of international trade fairs and various raumplus experiences.
For a week now, our online trade fair stand and the raumplus house can be explored on screen in a 360° tour and the response has been great! Just like in analogue IMM times, dealers, press representatives, end consumers and interested parties are virtually "joining hands" at the raumplus stand - only this time virtually and thus without any risk of contagion. At most, there will be a crowd on our server, which is optimally prepared - just like our sales team, which will be happy to accompany visitors online on request.
The fact that many people take the time afterwards to express their approval and congratulations for this new way of presentation makes us very happy and also a little proud. From "Outstanding. We haven't seen anything like this (in our industry)" (Gruner + Jahr publishing group) to "Congratulations on the successful implementation! Super exciting to see what is possible" (Architonic) to "Inspiring. Applause!" (LinkedIn network), the undivided encouragement we receive through a wide variety of communication channels. Until the end of February, interested parties can visit us at the virtual trade fair 2021 with a click - at any time and from any location.
The digital raumplus house will remain accessible and experienceable online all year round and will continue to inspire with further rooms and products in the future.