MONTICELLO, MN – 10/7/2020
This week Wiha Tools USA received a Pro Tool Innovation Award for the 11-Piece Insulated TorqueControl SlimLine Set. Judging for the 8th annual PTIA Awards wrapped up as a diverse panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals came together to vote on the most innovative construction and outdoor power equipment industry products in the world.
“Space-saving multi-bit screwdrivers are available for all kinds of applications—isn’t it time you ask the same from your insulated screwdriver set? Wiha takes things to another level by giving you a multi-bit design with a torque-limiting handle. Add in additional power for reverse and Wiha’s incredibly comfortable handle, and you have a multi-bit screwdriver set that every electrician is going to want to get their hands on.”
This year saw a particularly diverse and competitive set of entries submitted by top manufacturers from around the world. Here’s what the Pro Tool Innovation Awards judges said about the 11-Piece Insulated TorqueControl SlimLine Set:
After pouring over literally hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories, winners were judged and chosen based on their leading innovation in the industry. Winners tended to demonstrate notability in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.
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This year, 78 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 320 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award.
“In our 8th year running the PTIA Awards, we continue to be amazed at the level of innovation and design manufacturers demonstrate with their newest products. Brands really innovated and improved their products this year to achieve improvements in job site efficiency, safety, and productivity. We’re also seeing new features, more run-time in cordless, and greater advancements in materials. While average products see incremental advancements, Pro Tool Innovation Award winners truly distinguish themselves in the industry and deserve particular recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople can look to the PTIA Awards to find new products that help them work more quickly, safely, and with greater efficiency,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “Many of these new products also save you money—either through a reduction in material costs or via efficiency on the job site. It’s that kind of innovation that we want to highlight each year.”
Visit www.protoolinnovationawards.com for more about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards.
About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards
The annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) began in 2013 and is judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields. This also includes landscaping professionals, general contractors, mechanics, and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools across a wide variety of industries and categories.
About Willi Hahn Corporation
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach Germany. Beginning in 1985, Wiha Tools has developed into the largest subsidiary of Wiha Worldwide. Offering over 3500 products from our Monticello, Minnesota based North American Headquarters servicing all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Central, and South America. www.wihatools.com & www.wihatools.ca
Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1000 Wiha employees manufacture and market award-winning Wiha premium tools. A host of awards underline that Wiha has set the standard in functionality, design, and quality.
The family-owned company is recognized, as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME (Small Medium Enterprise). Wiha is the first-hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval. This recognition confirms the effectiveness and benefits of Wiha’s range of screwdrivers, torque tools, L-keys, bits, soft-head hammers, pliers and measuring tools. Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work. www.wiha.com
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