TRUBLUE Wins New Zealand “Best Design” Award

Adding to the list of international awards for TRUBLUE, the device received a silver award at New Zealand’s “Best Design” awards. TRUBLUE was entered in the “Product – Non Consumer” category. Click here to learn more.

As a result of the award, TRUBLUE was also featured on the TV NZ, the national station of New Zealand.  Click here to view the segment.

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TRUBLUE Receives 2011 OutDoor Industry Award

During this year’s OutDoor Show (14 to 17 July 2011), the TRUBLUE Auto Belay received an OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD – the most prestigious award honoring quality in this industry. A total of 301 products from 23 different countries from around the world took part in the innovative award competition. After their judging session in Hannover on 28 and 29 June 2011, the jurors named 46 award winners, including the TRUBLUE Auto Belay.

Manufacturers, developers and designers were called upon to submit their new product developments focusing on the topic of the outdoors in eight different categories: Apparel/helmets/shoes, Backpacks/travel luggage, Mountain-climbing equipment, Camping equipment, Sleeping bags, Accessories, Products of high ecological and sustainable value and Material innovations. In addition to the evaluation criterion of design quality, the judges also took into account such other aspects as degree of innovation, workmanship, choice of materials, environmental compatibility, sustainability, functionality, utility, trendsetting character and brand value/branding.

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TRUBLUE Wins Red Dot Award

The TRUBLUE Auto Belay has won the prestigious “red dot” award for high quality design. Only products that clearly stand out from comparable products due to their outstanding design receive the soughtafter quality seal from the international jury.

John McGowan, President of TRUBLUE Auto Belays, and Bill Gordon, CEO of Holmes Solutions Limited, received their award at the Red Dot Gala on July 4 in Essen Germany. More information about the “red dot” awards can be found at

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