Centor innovative design dazzles at AWA conference

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16 September 2010
Centor innovative design dazzles at AWA conference
The Centor LT Twinpoint lock.

Centor last night won the Australian Window Association Design Award for Most Innovative Component for its LT Twinpoint locking system for folding doors.

Centor Asia Pacific general manager Garry Stone said he was thrilled the soon-to-be-released product had received such high praise from the Australia-wide organisation at its national conference on the Gold Coast.

“Since Centor invented the modern weather-sealed bi-fold, there has been the problem of door furniture getting in the way of the doors stacking neatly,” Mr Stone said.

“Our LT Twinpoint lock solves this problem, while looking sleek and stylish at the same time. Its low profile means folding doors can stack neatly, without intrusive door furniture getting in the way.

“The Twinpoint has a clean-lined central handle that with a simple twist operates a deadbolt at both the head and sill.”

The Twinpoint is also a step forward in accessible design, he said.

“For people with mobility impairments, the Centor Twinpoint now offers them the security of two deadbolts, but without the access problems associated with deadbolts being too high or low to reach, and hard-to-grip door handles.”

Mr Stone said the Centor LT Twinpoint was a stylish and secure locking solution for bi-fold doors.

Centor managing director Nigel Spork said it had been a very busy year for Centor.

“Both the Twinpoint and our S1E Eco-Screen were shortlisted for a New Product Award at designEX earlier this year, with the S1E winning the award,” he said.

Mr Spork recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the product category for the northern region, and is now in the running for the national award.

Centor was also last week named a double finalist in the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards for both Business Growth and Business Innovation.

“We are really pleased with all this recognition, but it is definitely something special to get this kind of endorsement from within our own industry,” Mr Spork said.

The LT Twinpoint lock will be released in Australia in November this year.

Centor

Centor is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of systems for folding and sliding windows and doors, screens blinds and locks. Founded in 1951, Centor creates innovative systems that are easy to install and a delight to use.

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