THE best in product design, functionality, and quality were recognised at the Homedec 2009 Quality Award recently for the second consecutive year.
This year’s awards ceremony saw 12 winners chosen following evaluation by a panel of jury from the industry.
Job well done: Tan (fourth from right) speaking to one of the winners of the Homedec 2009 Quality Awards as other winners look on.
The award was given out in conjunction with the Homedec 09 (Home Decoration Exhibition) held from Oct 1 to 4 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
For the awards, 32 exhibitors submitted 45 products.
Organiser C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president Vincent Lim said the awards was in recognition of household products for renovation, refurbishment and redecoration needs, all of which had to fulfil the quality and standard, design and functionality, and environmental and innovation criteria.
“We are proud that this exhibition has created a niche marketplace for exhibitors to establish their brands and where homeowners can discover the latest trends and ideas in interior designs for their living spaces.”
Deputy Domestic Trade, Coope-ratives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Tan Lian Hoe attended the awards ceremony.
In her speech, Tan said in encouraging trade and business among Malaysian-owned companies, her ministry had been organising similar consumer expos to promote the Buy Malaysia campaign.
“Our aim is not to just generate sales, but to create awareness on quality products made in Malaysia, as local demand can be stimulated by changing public perception about local goods.
She said for the winners, besides gaining industry recognition and brand exposure, the awards would help them boost the product’s marketability.
Meanwhile, a contest was also run concurrently from Oct 1 to 4 that saw Lee Kok Boon from Petaling Jaya coming out tops with the grand prize as he walked home with RM30,000 worth of kitchen products sponsored by AinoKitchen (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
The winners of the Homedec 2009 Quality Award were Aluminium Kitchen Cabinet by Hong Lee Marketing, Cata Designer Hood by Grupps Sdn Bhd, Digital Bidet (BA-07) by Woongjin Coway (M) Sdn Bhd, Hitachi Six Doors Fridge by E.S.H (M) Sdn Bhd, HK 930 Steam Oven by Teka Kuchentechnik (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Laurastar Ironing System by Visionary Solutions Sdn Bhd, Nippon Weatherbond Solareflect by Nippon Paint (M) Sdn Bhd, Okamizu Food Detoxifier by Okamizu International Sdn Bhd, Omega Juicer by West Metric, Raptor (Reactive Power Regulator) by Beta Factors Sdn Bhd, Solarware by Home Raccolta Sdn Bhd, and Unigate by Delux Stainless Steel Sdn Bhd.