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Initial wins prestigious Red Dot Design Award
Initial Hygiene's new Signature range of bathroom products has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for product design excellence.
The Red Dot Design Awards are an internationally recognised product accolade. Previous winners include high-profile brands such as Mercedes, Apple, Bosch and Issey Miyake. This year, a panel of 40 international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries, awarding select designs with quality and innovative strength, the coveted Red Dot quality seal.
Initial dedicated extensive research into the impact of hygiene, market analysis and customer counsel in the development of the Signature range. The range is designed to raise the standard of washroom hygiene, enabling businesses to minimise the spread of bacteria.
The products were developed through a collaboration of marketing, manufacturing and engineering professionals in partnership with design consultant, Orca Design.
David Lewis, Managing Director for Rentokil Initial South Africa comments: "At Initial, we continuously invest in research and development, striving to create state-of-the-art hygiene products that deliver real benefits to our customers. The Signature range addresses hygiene needs through the integration of sensor technologies and user-led innovation. All hygiene products were tested for hard wearing durability of up to 3.8 million operations, made from fully recyclable materials.
"We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, hot on the heels of the Singapore President's Design Award. The benefits of these products have real impact; helping to reduce employee sick days, improve productivity and create better working environments."
Signature is Initial's latest range of bathroom hygiene products which includes paper towel dispensers, feminine hygiene units and toilet seat sanitisers.
Initial Hygiene is one of the leading hygiene services companies in South Africa. It provides innovative and environmentally responsible washroom hygiene services solutions to large and small organisations across a range of business sectors including public administrations and schools, food and drink manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, medical and paramedical, construction, retail, services and transportation.
The range of Initial Hygiene's services and supplies includes:
* Hand washing and drying products and services
* Feminine hygiene disposal units and services
* Products for bathroom, urinal and toilet hygiene and cleaning
* Office hygiene services such as mat rental, bio-dosing and commercial kitchen deep cleaning
The Rentokil Initial group specialises in pest control, hygiene services and interior landscaping for businesses across the globe. Using leading-edge, environmentally-friendly technology, its experts deliver a wide range of tailored services to businesses of all kinds. Rentokil Initial South Africa has operations in all major business centres across the country.
17th April 2014