Wednesday, July 20, 2016
HOLZ-HER was announced as finalist for the Challengers Award 2016 for LTRONIC and Multi-Tool. 21 finalists were announced in the 2016 International Woodworking Fair Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award, which promotes the development of innovative new technology in woodworking machinery, supplies, and services for the furniture, kitchen cabinets, architectural woodwork, store fixture, upholstery, or specialty and general wood product industries. Nearly 70 submissions were narrowed. The winners will be announced August 24 after the International Woodworking Fair opens.
HOLZ-HER is even announced twice: for LTRONIC and for its Multi-Tool technology. The new edgebanding technology LTRONIC provides a fully integrated solution for processing laser edging. The Multi-Tool technology allows profiles to be changed without opening hood.
A panel of 8 distinguished judges, whom are all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry will review and analyze each entry. The top twenty finalists were announced at the end of May 2016 and final judging will take place the day before IWF 2016 opens. On Tuesday, August 23, the finalists perform live demonstrations for the panel of judges, who then make their final decisions on the most innovative product developments. The 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award culminates with a presentation held on the show floor on opening day during which the winners are announced and presented with the now familiar distinctive bronze sculpture.