Phyn, an Uponor joint venture, has received a product design award 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 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 Red Dot Award is an internationally recognized seal of design quality.
?“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 Corp. 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 U.S. 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 here.
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.