ZINQ wins Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award

On November 8th the renowned Architects’ Darling Awards of Heinze GmbH were presented in Celle, Lower Saxony, to over 400 invited representatives of the construction industry. In the category “Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award” the ZINQ-group convinced on their first participation.

The laudatory speakers Jörg Kreuder, General Sales Manager at Heinze, and Prof. Thomas Knerer from Knerer and Lang Architekten led the festive evening. The “Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award” was presented in the usual manner by “eco-visionary” and EPEA CEO Prof. Michael Braungart, who praised the first place of the ZINQ group decided by a jury of nineteen experts:

ZINQ does not simply produce Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products. They go much further than other companies. Cradle to Cradle stands for innovation, quality and good design. ZINQ has internalized the C2C concept and it is now an integral part of the company’s philosophy and identity.”

Photography ©Roman Thomas
Photography ©Roman Thomas

The Voigt & Schweitzer Group (ZINQ) is the market leader in zinc corrosion protection on steel. The company, which merges under the umbrella brand ZINQ®, focuses on the development and production of innovative, Cradle to Cradle Certified™ surfaces that are used in a wide variety of applications in steel processing.

The Architect’s Darling Awards were presented for the eighth time at the annual gala to architects’ favorite building product manufacturers. The “Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award”, the award for sustainability and corporate responsibility, was awarded for the second time after the 2017 premiere. Tile maker Mosa was awarded last year.