Good Design Awards – 2019 Gold Award for Product Design

High performance dishwasher that saves 50% in power wins coveted Good Design Award for design execllence

The Norris Industries division of Sirron Group Holdings were among the winners at Australia’s peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country – on July 2019, at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.

The Norris AP500, a high performance commercial dishwasher, received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation and celebrates the best new products and services across a wide range of categories on the Australian market, including the commercial and industrial design category for which Norris Industries was recognised.

Each entry is evaluated according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”

“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

The Good Design Awards Jury praised The Norris AP500 High Performance Commercial Dishwasher, commenting: “ A brilliant example of solid manufacturing, innovative Australian design and ingenuity. The user need and context have been well explored with positive independent third party validations. Innovation in the design is very clever. There is a clear understanding of the balances and tradeoffs between changing aspects (internal heater elements) vs fixed external constraints and standards (fixed dimensions, look and feel). The design for manufacture and assembly as well as customer benefits provides a sustainable product with potential for big energy savings – safety is also upfront in the design to create a considered, well resolved design.”

Due to the values of our founder, John Watts, focus has always been built to last, reliable machines with lower energy consumption. We know a commercial kitchen uses a lot of hot water and electricity and increasing power bills are crippling to the bottom line. We designed the AP 500 to connect to cold water and only use the energy it needs – but still deliver 1 minute, back-to-back wash cycles.

The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards and the team were delighted at the recognition for their innovative approach to sustainable design.

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