RALF MÜTERTHIES
Director of Program Management,
Division Kitchen and Bath
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Hettich-Technik für Möbel has become a byword the world over. Hettich is one of the worldís largest manufacturers of furniture fittings and a strong partner to the international furniture industry. Hettich products set standards for functionality, quality and comfort in kitchen, bathroom, office, residential and bedroom furniture. Hettich today is a worldwide group of companies with over 5,800 employees and a strong brand. Customers are furniture manufacturers, specialized dealers, cabinetmakers and the DIY sector. Hettich has production facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia and is represented by 36 subsidiaries and branch offices around the world.

RALF MÜTERTHIES "The unique VisionWorks Award CargoPacks is geared towards the last mile between producers, suppliers and end consumers. The topic was defined a little more closely by the link between intelligent packaging and sustainable logistics. All the students and universities tackled this task head-on in outstanding studies and designs. They thought outside the box and came up with some really visionary ideas. The winner showed a real understanding of the concept of sustainability and implemented it very carefully in his “Green” design by keeping the requisite processes to a minimum and maximizing the sustainability of the building complex. All in all, the standard of the entries to this year’s award was extremely high. They all highlighted future possibilities for sustainable and intelligent logistics and packaging on the last mile to the end user. It is a topic that must be investigated in more depth in future and one that is sure to attract a lot more attention in the years ahead."