SOURCE: Hoover


April 15, 2010 08:31 ET

Hoover® Wins International Product Design Awards

Three Top Vacuum Cleaners Recognized by Design Journal's ADEX Awards

GLENWILLOW, OH--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  Hoover® announced today that three of its vacuum cleaners have been recognized by Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX), sponsored by Design Journal, the leading international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers. ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade.

"We are proud to be recognized by the architectural and interior design industry's leading product design awards," said Brian Kirkendall, vice president of marketing for Hoover®. "Our product development team is among the best in the business, and is adept at creating relevant, timely designs for our classic Hoover products, which are built to make homes truly clean. We have been cleaning homes for more than 100 years, but our products deliver functional innovation and are designed for the way today's families live."

The winning Hoover® products include:

Platinum ADEX Award:
The Hoover® Platinum Collection™ Bagless Upright combines a multi-stage cyclonic filtration system and patented WindTunnel™ Technology to remove more dirt than other cyclonic bagless vacuums on carpet (per ASTM F608). The unique filtration system means that air going through the filter is cleaner than the air that was pulled into the vacuum, allowing the filter to stay cleaner longer, and the vacuum to have no loss of suction (Per IEC50312, 4th Edition).

Gold ADEX Award:
The Hoover® Platinum Collection™ Lightweight Bagged Upright is a powerful lightweight vacuum featuring high/low speed controls and HEPA filtration for clean air. Weighing less than 12 pounds, it provides easy maneuverability and transport. It also comes with a portable canister for easy floor-to-ceiling cleaning with a detachable shoulder strap to carry throughout the house while you clean.

Silver ADEX Award:
Hoover® Platinum Collection™LiNX™ Cordless Hand Vacuum is a comfortable and easy-to-use hand vacuum featuring integrated dusting brush and crevice tool made for a more-detailed clean. The interchangeable 18-volt lithium-ion battery features an EnergyStar charging system, which is built to last with a limited two-year warranty.

About ADEX
Design Journal created ADEX as a way of recognizing superior product design in 1994. Response from manufacturers was immediate as over 100 companies participated in the inaugural event. The 2010-11 ADEX Awards attracted upwards of 500 companies submitting approximately two thousand innovative new products.

About Hoover®
Hoover® is part of TTI Floor Care North America, headquartered in Glenwillow, Ohio. As a leader in the floor care industry, Hoover® manufactures quality, high-performance vacuum cleaners for home and commercial settings. Since 1908, consumers and businesses have trusted Hoover® to provide reliable, innovative cleaning solutions. Hoover® offers a comprehensive line of products for general and special-purpose vacuuming, including full-size uprights and canisters, deep cleaners and hard-floor cleaners.

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