SOURCE: Bosch home appliances

January 12, 2010 11:00 ET

Bosch Home Appliances Wins Top Honors From the GOOD DESIGN and Design Excellence (ADEX) Awards

Bosch Claims a Combined 11 Awards Across Cleaning, Cooking and Cooling Categories

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Bosch, the only U.S. manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration, was recently recognized with a combined 11 GOOD DESIGN™ and Design Excellence (ADEX) awards, representing Bosch's commitment to efficient performance without compromise.

"Consumers demand the very best in style and substance from their products. The numerous GOOD DESIGN and ADEX awards Bosch won prove that efficiency, style and performance go hand-in-hand," said Michael Traub, president and CEO of BSH home appliances.

Presented by The Chicago Athenaeum, the GOOD DESIGN Awards are the oldest and the world's most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Bosch received awards for the following:

-- Ascenta Dishwasher, delivering superior performance with exclusive features including the EasyLoad™ Rack and QuickWash™.

-- 800 Series Linea Refrigeration, a counter-depth, side-by-side refrigerator that delivers efficient cooling performance with a premium, built-in appearance.

-- Separate awards for the 300, 500 and 800 Series Vision Laundry Pairs, full-size front-load laundry line featuring AquaStop® leak protection and advanced EcoSmart™ technology to deliver the most efficient performance available with superior cleaning results.

-- Vision Washer in Anthracite Color

-- AutoChef Cooktops, featuring an innovative sensor that measures the temperature from the bottom of the pan and applies only the perfect amount of energy to the element in order to deliver precise cooking results, every time, and without waste of energy.

Sponsored by Design Journal magazine, the ADEX awards recognize superior product design of furnishings marketed through the international design trade. Bosch products receiving 2009 ADEX awards include:

-- Linea Refrigeration (Platinum Award)

-- TASSIMO (Platinum Award), a single-serve hot beverage system offering more than 40 drink options -- made with just the touch of a button.

-- Axxis Laundry (Gold Award), a 24" compact and stackable laundry pair perfect for high rises or homes looking to save on space, energy, water and money.

-- Ascenta Dishwasher (Silver Award)

About Bosch Appliances

Bosch home appliances is part of BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Known worldwide for raising standards in appliance efficiency and quietness, Bosch is the only US appliance manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration. With US headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, the company operates an appliance park in New Bern, North Carolina comprised of state-of-the-art factories for washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops. EasyLoad™, QuickWash™, EcoSmart™ and AquaStop® are all trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation; all rights reserved.

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