Phyn Plus Given Red Dot Award
Phyn, an Uponor joint venture, recently received one of the world’s most renowned, product-design awards on behalf of the Phyn Plus: Smart water assistant + shutoff. The company was honored along with the other prize recipients at the 2019 Red Dot Award Gala, held July 8 in Essen, Germany. More than 1,200 guests from the international design scene were in attendance.
With over 5,500 entries this year, the Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. The coveted Red Dot Award is an internationally recognized seal of exceptional design quality. See: www.red-dot.org
“The design award affirms nearly a decade of development for Phyn Plus and is an important milestone in the product's 2019 launch in Europe," according to Davis Zandersons, Director, Intelligent Water, BLD-E at Uponor. "The Red Dot Award raises awareness of the innovative product among influencers, decision-makers and building owners. It also builds awareness of how smart technologies can break new ground in water management.”
Uponor Corporation and Belkin International, Inc. formed the joint venture company, Phyn, in July 2016 to pioneer research and development for smart water solutions in North American and European markets. Both Uponor and Belkin have 50 percent share in the joint venture, working together to introduce water-sensing and water-conserving solutions.
Launched in the United States in January 2018, Phyn Plus is installed on the main water line of a home or a building after the meter by an authorized Uponor Pro Squad team plumbing expert. Once installed, the product uses programmed data and learns the home's water-use habits, so it can proactively detect leaks and water problems in real time. Learn more at www.connectwithuponorprosquad.com.
In Europe, Phyn Plus is on the market in Finland, France, Spain and Sweden, and is expected to be launched in Germany and Austria later this year.