B&Q garden products win awards

B&Q parent company Kingfisher has won several awards for innovative product design.

MacAllister sliding handle lawnmower-Kingfisher
MacAllister sliding handle lawnmower-Kingfisher


In France, the jury of the 'Observeur du Design' 2016 Awards gave a winner's 'label' to four of Kingfisher's products, including a MacAllister lawnmower with sliding handles and a cordless hammer drill.

In a separate competition in Germany, Kingfisher scooped the coveted 'Winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award' for 2015 for its Verve range of garden cutting tools.

Kingfisher chief supply chain officer Arja Taaveniku said: "We are delighted to have been recognised internationally for our product design and I congratulate our Kingfisher sourcing and offer teams for their work with these ranges. Developing a unique, leading and effective offer is central to our plans to create a single, unified company where customer needs come first. This is an exciting time for Kingfisher and we are working hard on the next phase of product development, including a unique garden and bathroom offer that will be sold across Europe."

Winners of the ‘Observeur du Design’ label 2016 included the McAllister sliding handle lawnmower and at the Red Dot awards, Verve cutting tool garden loppers.

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