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Series 477/801: New dispenser products in modern design set accents
Interview with HEWI product managers Johanna Radies and Jens Götte
HEWI has decades of expertise in the development of barrier-free solutions. With range 801, HEWI launched the first barrier-free system on the German market.
Since then, the range has undergone continuous development and has established itself as a classic in the sanitary room. The series is complemented by the accessories of the 477 series.
This year, the dispenser products have been expanded and the design revised so that a fully comprehensive range is available. In this interview, our product managers Johanna Radies and Jens Götte talk about the 477/801 ranges the new design and the development process.
HEWI: Series 477/801 from HEWI is now a classic. Ms. Radies, can you explain what the series stands for and where its beginnings lie?
Johanna Radies: Series 477/801 has stood for product quality and customer satisfaction for 40 years. With the launch of the 477 accessories in 1980 and the addition of the 801 barrier-free products in 1984, HEWI created one of the most comprehensive polyamide ranges on the market. The products stand for functionality, easy cleaning, robustness, durability and a pleasantly warm feel. The products made of polyamide reflect our expertise in the field of plastics and injection moulding technology and stand for our system competence due to the high assortment depth and the variable standard.
HEWI: Mr. Götte, why did HEWI decide to revise the 477 dispenser products or expand the range of dispensers?
Jens Götte: The 477/801 series has grown continuously over the years. Nevertheless, despite the high depth of the range, only a few dispenser products such as the paper towel dispenser, paper waste bin and soap dispenser were added to the series. Due to the increasing demand in the market and our plastics expertise, the expansion to include a holistic dispenser programme has been indispensable. Especially in professional care and in highly frequented public areas, it is essential in our view to create a consistent hygiene offer.
HEWI: The dispenser products 477 are available in a completely new design. Ms. Radies, what has changed in contrast to the existing dispensers and how do you describe the design of the new products?
Johanna Radies: Basically, with the 477/801 series, the recognition value of the series and the individual products is very important. We have formally adapted the existing as well as the new dispenser products to the 477/801 series. Thus, the new dispenser products form a fully comprehensive plastic dispenser series with a consistent design. This lives from a classic, simple and yet appealing, modern design language: Straight lines and large radii. The new and modern design language is underlined by the resumption of the materiality and surface.
HEWI: What are the distinctive features of the new donor products, Mr. Götte?
Jens Götte: Well, playing with colour is an essential part of the series. The housing of the new dispenser products is available in either signal white or pure white and and its discreet color scheme gives it a subtle appearance. Coherent or striking accents can be set especially in the functional areas. There is a choice of all 16 HEWI colours in gloss and five neutral colours in matt. In this way, elements such as the removal or insertion opening can be individually highlighted.
HEWI: Can you perhaps conclude by summarising once again the advantages created by the new products, Ms. Radies?
Johanna Radies: The new dispenser products are available as a fully comprehensive range with a new design, creating a unified and complete image together with the other products in the range. Thanks to the choice between manual and sensory products, customers can decide individually for each application area and select the appropriate dispenser. The design has been chosen to ensure easy handling at all times and a low risk of impact and injury due to the large radii. Due to our high-quality use of materials, the products are very robust and durable.
HEWI: Thank you very much for the interview, Ms. Radies and Mr. Götte!
Modularity, surface variety and the highest design standards reflect HEWI's understanding of first-class design. Thanks to the discreet contrasting elements in 16 glossy and five matt colours, the new dispenser systems create colourful accents in kindergartens and schools. Cheerful and bright colours make children feel comfortable. The frame elements of the Series 477 dispenser products are available in all 16 HEWI colours and offer design options. The simple and intuitive use of the dispenser products playfully supports children in hygiene and promotes learning. Cleaning staff in schools and kindergartens also benefit from the child-friendly products: The solutions from HEWI are easy to clean and therefore save time.
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