Hoffmann Group USA’s Recently Announced GARANT GridLine Workshop Cabinets Receive iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

Mar 5, 2019

Knoxville, TN

Hoffmann Group USA today announced that products from its GARANT brand have once again scooped the renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2019. In the “Product Design” category, the GARANT GridLine range of workshop equipment and the GARANT locking tape measure were both awarded the coveted quality seal. A jury of 67 experts from around the world selected the winners. The jurors had to select from 6,375 submissions, from 52 countries. The iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded annually by the world’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover.

“The GARANT line of products are beautifully crafted,” said Charlie Slagle, President & CEO of Hoffmann Group USA. “Our GridLine workshop cabinets and locking tape measure are completely focused on functionality, design and ergonomics. The result is elegant and durable solutions that make day-to-day work easier.”

GARANT GridLineThe GARANT GridLine range includes a range of workbenches, workshop cabinets and roller cabinets for equipping modern industrial workplaces, facilities, shops and more. GARANT also offers a broad range of accessories to help customize work stations and other spaces. The iF DESIGN AWARD jury was impressed by the structure, design and functionality of the cabinets. The range has been designed according to the GARANT GridLine design philosophy, which follows three principles; Ergonomics, Efficiency and Emotion, and is based on standardised external dimensions and a uniform measurement grid.

Whether it’s small parts storage bins, slotted partitions and rigid foam inlays, or cabinets and workbenches, everything fits together perfectly in the modular GridLine system. This creates attractive workstations and storage solutions with optimised functionality, that are suitable for any work environment. They can even be combined and expanded into any configuration desired.

GARANT locking tape measureIn addition to the GARANT GridLine range, the GARANT locking tape measure also won the iF DESIGN AWARD. This product stood out among the competition thanks to its refreshingly simple and characteristic rectangular shape. Its ergonomic design and high-quality construction are noticed the moment the tape measure is gripped. And when the tape measure is put into action, Its built-in damper makes for a smooth recoil – easing the strain on your wrist.

Over the past ten years, tools from the GARANT brand have won 37 design awards for their functional, ergonomic, attractive design.

For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a recognised global brand when it comes to excellent design. The iF brand is internationally established as a symbol for outstanding design achievements. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design awards in the world. It honors design achievements of all disciplines: Product, packaging, communication and service design/UX, architecture and interior design as well as professional concept. All winning entries are presented in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, published in the iF design app and shown in the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

About Hoffmann Group USA

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Hoffmann Group USA is a wholly-o¬¬wned subsidiary of The Hoffmann Group, Europe’s leading system partner for quality tools. The company offers 85,000 quality tools from 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers including GARANT, Hoffmann’s own premium brand. Hoffmann product lines include hand tools, cutting tools, workstations, and storage options. Hoffmann Group, with an international corporate headquarters in Munich, Germany, combines trading competence with leadership in both manufacturing and service. This combination guarantees reliability in supply, quality, and productivity in the tooling sector to more than 135,000 customers. The company, with its worldwide partners and over 2,500 employees, serves major companies as well as medium-sized and small companies in more than 50 countries. www.hoffmann-group.com