A total of 15 companies showcased their product developments in the "Innovation Area" at Interbad – five more than the first time the award was presented in 2014.
Around 1,300 jurors delivered their verdicts via the Internet and by means of voting cards at the show itself. They had to justify their decision by selecting one of five innovation criteria. The STEULER-KCH innovation BEKAPOOL received the most votes in the "Functionality in practice" category.
First place went to STEULER-KCH Pool Construction with their BEKAPOOL prefabricated concrete elements, which make it possible to construct pools in a cost-effective manner thanks to their integrated thermoplastic liner. A highly durable and verifiably waterproof plastic lining material is permanently mechanically attached directly to the tried-and-tested structural building material, concrete. The (r)evolutionary concept was developed in close co-operation with STEULER-KCH's Plastics Engineering Division and presented to the trade visitors at Interbad in the form of two show models that were constructed with the greatest of precision.
Joachim P. Ostrowski (Head of STEULER-KCH Pool Construction) accepted the award from the chairmen of the board of the German Pool Industry Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Badwesen), Berthold Schmitt and Andreas Wiesinger, during a presentation ceremony.