GEZE: F 1200+ window drive receives German Innovation Award 2020

The German Innovation Award is awarded to cross-sector products and solutions which are particularly convincing with regards to user benefits and economy. In 2020, the Leonberg business GEZE received the coveted award for the innovative F 1200+ window drive in the category ‘Excellence in Business to Business - Building & Elements’. The award was offered by the experts’ committee of the German Design Council, which was founded in 1953 on the initiative of the Bundestag, to encourage competitiveness among German businesses. 

Innovative window technology by GEZE

German Innovation Award 2020

The German Innovation Award is awarded to products and solutions which are convincing with regards to user benefits and economy. © German Design Council

“We are delighted to win the German Innovation Award 2020. The award proves that GEZE is one of the most innovative suppliers in the B2B sector, and offers a winning product with the F 1200+ window drive, which is unique on the market right now,” says Sven Kuntschmann, segment manager of window technology at GEZE GmbH. With the GEZE F 1200+, the business presents an intelligent drive with which large turn-and-tilt windows can easily be opened automatically, or even manually. The intuitive operation concept makes it possible for users, such as hotel guests or hospital visitors, to handle it safely, even without previous training. 

GEZE F1200+: operate room-high windows easily

Sven Kuntschmann receives the German Innovation Award 2020 for the window drive GEZE F 1200+.

Sven Kuntschmann receives the German Innovation Award 2020 for the window drive GEZE F 1200+. © GEZE GmbH

Today, floor-to-ceiling windows or windows which dominate façades have become standard, especially in high-grade offices or living spaces. As well as the aesthetic aspect, large windows which can be opened also improve room quality. Users appreciate the light and natural ventilation. The GEZE F 1200+ drive has been designed for turn-and-tilt windows with GEZE F 1200 door fittings and a weight of up to 200 kg per leaf. The drive opens and closes the leaf in a tilted position for natural ventilation, while also assuming the locking function. The window can be completely opened for airing the room, thanks to the manual turn function. Manual opening in the turn position is also an advantage in the event of maintenance, and when cleaning the window glass. A lock prevents unauthorised people from being able to open the leaf in the turning position. The extremely low-noise drive is either controlled centrally by the building management technology, or by the control panel directly on the drive.

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