Prestigious Red Dot Design Award to Nord-Lock Group

Nord-Lock Group receives one of the world’s most prestigious design awards, Red Dot Award, for the Superbolt Tool, which wins ”Best Product Design 2020” in the Innovation category.

“I am extremely proud that the Superbolt Tool was judged not only good enough to be entered into the Red Dot competition, but it actually won”, says co-inventor Andy McPhee, R&D, Nord-Lock Group.

The Superbolt Tool is a compact drive mechanism that makes it possible to tighten multiple jackbolts simultaneously to the correct load. It is designed to allow a small torque input to be magnified into a large and uniformed torque output. 

Red Dot Award is a design competition which rewards the best products of the year. The distinction “Red Dot” has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. This year, more than 6,500 products were submitted and individually tested by an international jury of experts.

“We are of course very proud and honored that our design has been recognized this way. It’s yet another proof of our dedication to develop technologies that are designed for the highest performance”, says Fredrik Meuller, CEO Nord-Lock Group.


About Superbolt Tool

The Superbolt Tool is designed for Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners, a technology that was invented to solve the problem of applying high preload in large diameter bolts by dividing the torque into multiple jackbolts. The Superbolt Tool adds an extra layer of speed to this solution by tightening all the jackbolts simultaneously. Read more about the Superbolt Tool here


About Nord-Lock Group

Nord-Lock Group is a global leader in bolted solutions. In 1982, the original Nord-Lock® wedge-locking technology that safely secures bolted joints was developed. Since then, our range of innovative bolting technologies and expertise has grown to be the most comprehensive on the market, incorporating Superbolt™ mechanical tensioners, Boltight™ hydraulic tensioners and Expander® System pivot pins. 

All solutions are developed and manufactured in-house, ensuring they meet the highest standards in the industry. Our team of dedicated experts work closely with customers all over the world.
Nord-Lock Group is owned by Investment AB Latour that is quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. 


About Red Dot Award

Red Dot Awards was founded in 1955. It is one of the most respected international design competitions in the world and presented by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany.
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For more information, please contact:

Fredrik Meuller, CEO Nord-Lock Group, + 46 40602 4600,
Cecilia Böhm, Communications Director Nord-Lock Group, +46 40602 4646,