Hoechst, Austria | May 2019

German Innovation Award for new product from Blum

EXPANDO T fixing mechanism for thin fronts wins over the jury

After impressing the jury with its innovative spirit, user benefits and cost-effectiveness, the EXPANDO T universal fixing mechanism for thin fronts has brought another addition to the Blum trophy cabinet – the German Innovation Award 2019. German Innovation Award 2019.


"Thanks to the EXPANDO T fixing mechanism, it is now possible for the first time to attach fittings to the thin fronts of lift systems, doors and pull-outs made from a variety of materials, such as MDF, HDF, HPL and veneered chipboard. Compatible with fronts from just 8 mm thick, the mechanism is well-designed with a clear concept and is installed with just the two screws provided. The EXPANDO T is a major innovation that opens up new furniture design options and helps to save considerable amounts of material," summarised the jury. In recognition of these outstanding qualities, the Expando T was named the winner of the German Innovation Award 2019 in Gold in the Excellence in Business to Consumer – Kitchen category.

About the German Innovation Award

Presented by the German Design Council, the German Innovation Award is in its second year and recognises pioneering innovations that have a sustainable impact and bring added value to the user. A total of 695 entries have been submitted by several big-name firms. The German Innovation Award is an offshoot of the German Design Award, which was launched in 1953 by the German federal parliament and is presented by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Through competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications, the Award makes a significant contribution to raising awareness and building dialogue around the themes of design, innovation and brands.

German innovation Award 2019 for EXPANDO T, Blum's new fixing mechanism for thin fronts made of unusual materials

Impressively thin fronts measuring just 8 mm thick are possible thanks to the EXPANDO T – for lift systems, pull-outs and doors


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