Plus X Award seal of approval for uvex 2 safety shoes
The uvex 2 safety shoes range continues to live up to its slogan "Pushing the Limits – Setting New Boundaries". The Plus X Award panel of judges awarded the seal of approval to the uvex 2 range for innovation, high quality, design, functionality and ergonomics. This is the third consecutive time that an independent panel of judges has certified the extraordinary uvex 2 product concept, which is unique to the market for personal protective equipment (PPE).
A focus on ergonomics
As part of the new uvex i-gonomics PPE product system, the development focus of the uvex 2 concept was on reducing strain on the user's musculoskeletal system when working, in line with ergonomic principles. As a result, the uvex 2 safety footwear range incorporates extreme lightness, excellent shock absorption and stability for the foot, as well as extraordinary climate comfort when worn for long periods.
The robust yet stylish uvex 2 safety footwear is designed for moderate and demanding areas of application in sectors such as energy, transport and logistics, the chemical industry, airport services, metal processing and industries related to construction. The shoes and boots are either fitted with an upper material consisting of high-tech microfibres (protection class S2 SRC) or high-quality leather (protection class S3 SRC) and a duo PU outsole.
The uvex 2 safety shoes are back on the podium with the Plus X Award after winning an IF Gold Award 2016 and a Special Mention 2016 at the German Design Awards.
About the Plus X Award
With an international and independent panel of judges from 25 industries, 23 strategic partners and more than 600 participating international brands, the Plus X Award is the world's largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle. Awards are given for new and innovative technologies, extraordinary design and intelligent, easy to use operating systems. Criteria such as outstanding ergonomic and ecological features, along with the use of high-quality material add up to sustainable products with long lasting value and are also honoured by the Plus X Award. The innovation award was initiated to strengthen brands, trade and commerce and support consumers in their purchasing decisions. In 2016, Plus X Award is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary.
The uvex group
The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and the Filtral group (Filtral and Primetta). The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2,600-strong workforce (as at fiscal year 2016/2017) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.