Special Mention Award for System E from Dimplex
The German Innovation Award honours products, technologies and services that break new, innovative ground and offer solutions that stand out for their added value for users and the environment. Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH (Kulmbach) is one of this year's award winners.
The company won a "German Innovation Award - Special Mention" in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Energy Solution" for System E, an air-to-water heat pump system. An award for an outstanding innovation achievement in the booming market for heat pumps, especially in the renovation of existing buildings.
Future-shaping innovations are possible throughout the industry - at industry giants as well as at start-ups. The German Innovation Award, which is presented annually by the German Design Council, offers equal opportunities to all those who promote innovation. In this way, it makes achievements visible to a broad public. This year was no exception. With 650 submissions from 22 countries, the German Innovation Award once again achieved a great response.
It is made up of independent, interdisciplinary experts from technology, digitisation, science and institutions. The submissions are evaluated according to the criteria of innovation level, user benefit and economic efficiency. The innovation strategy should take into account aspects such as social, ecological and economic sustainability and the use of energy and resources. Factors such as location and employment potential, durability, market maturity, technical quality and function, materiality and synergy effects also play a decisive role in the judging process. A total of 20 products/projects were awarded gold.
Anja Fischer, Director Marketing Business Unit Heating and Ventilation at Glen Dimplex, is proud of the significance of the award for the company: "Year after year, the German Innovation Award shows that Germany knows how to successfully defend its reputation as a location for innovation. It makes the innovative strength of German SMEs visible across the board and shows how flexibly and quickly even smaller players know how to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of the market, politics and global influencing factors." Anja Fischer continues: "All heat pump manufacturers have a heat pump with the environmentally friendly refrigerant R 290 (propane) in their range for renovation. Obviously, however, Dimplex has the most convincing overall concept with System E, which is also reflected in the "German Innovation Award"."
The highly efficient air/water heat pump system is specially designed for the rapid replacement of existing heating systems. The product is complemented by a clever installation support. With the natural refrigerant R290 and the avoidance of unnecessary plastic cladding, System E is predestined as a high-quality sustainable product for the renovation and modernisation market. The highest efficiency values with a rating of A+++ also contribute to this in operation with flow temperatures of 55°C and radiators. Previously, only a combination with low-temperature applications and underfloor heating was possible. If the flow temperatures have to be reduced, Dimplex supplies the matching heat pump radiators at the same time. With the same size, the flow temperatures can be reduced by more than 10 Kelvin and even enable silent cooling in summer in existing buildings. By simply scanning QR codes on the products and functionally necessary accessories directly on site, the installation is explained step by step as self-explanatory video instructions. Optimised documentation facilitates the work of the installer.