Flush motion sliding

Cooperation with the Univ. of Paderborn

One of the hottest topics in the furniture industry right now is flush motion sliding door fittings. However, the typical products on the market right now don't provide a cheaper alternative for the mid-price sector. "To get a new line on this, we took an unusual approach and launched a cooperation with the University of Paderborn", explains CEO Holger Pollmeier. "Students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Design and Drive Technology) developed 16 different drafts in four groups on the basis of our performance specifications." In cooperation with the chair, Prof. Detmar Zimmer, Pollmeier awarded prizes for the best concepts, all of which were of an impressively high standard. The reward for the untiring effort of the students was a day out climbing on a rope adventure course with refreshments to round of the day.