German Design Award 2019: Special Mention for UPM ProFi
The German Design Award is one of the most famous design contests in the world. With the unique Click System UPM ProFi has been awarded a “Special Mention” for a particularly innovative product design.
The jury formed of international experts explained their decision to award the “special mention” for the UPM ProFi composite decking system as follows:
“The cleverly developed Click System does not need screws, or any drilling for installation, which reduces the installation time of the decking by half. A neat solution, which is also de-installed quickly – a perfect match for temporary decks.”
The German Design Award is given by the German Design Council, the German authority for brands and design. The council was founded in 1953 as a foundation initiative of the German Bundestag government. Since then, every year, top-class nominees in terms of product and communication design are rewarded, those which are game-changing and which influence the world of design.
The innovative Click System for UPM ProFi Deck 150 boards reviews all aspects of traditional deck installation, so that each component reduces significantly the installation time of the system and enhances the life-long performance of the deck.
Product advantages at a glance
- Ultra-fast click installation
2.5 times faster than traditional deck installation – saves up to 60% of installation time.
- At work bench height
Preparation can be done upright on work benches – saving backs and knees.
- Rapid installation & de-installation
For the whole installation process no pre-drilling or screws are needed. Just as easily single deck boards can be changed, or the complete decking can again be de-installed – ideal for temporary decks like street restaurants or exhibitions.
- Even pre-fabrication is possible
This significantly reduces installation time, noise and dirt at customers’ site.
- Perfect deck edges
Of course also the much-loved, patented UPM ProFi Rail Step can be combined within Click System for creating perfect, dimensionally accurate edges.
Check here for more details to find out about the simplicity of the system:
- Animated installation video
- Comparison of time needed for Click System installation versus normal aluminium subconstruction and timber subconstruction
See full product information about Click System.