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Distinguished for outstanding product design: The German Design Council awards the
UPM ProFi Click System the “Special Mention” prize. Photo/Label: ©UPM ProFi; ©German Design Council

German Design Award: UPM ProFi Wins Prestigious Award

The UPM ProFi Click System was nominated in the “Excellent Product Design” category at the 2019 German Design Awards and was awarded the “Special Mention” prize. The competition, which is held in high regard around the globe, is organised by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung), Germany's leading brand and design authority. The “Special Mention” award honours products and projects which feature particularly effective aspects or solutions. It also recognises particularly high levels of commitment demonstrated by companies and designers. In the opinion of the jury, the cleverly designed UPM Click System, “... does not need to be screwed or drilled which virtually halves the amount of time it takes to lay the boards. It is a tidy solution which can be disassembled just as quickly which makes it perfect for temporary structures.”

The German Design Council is a foundation that was established in 1953 at the instigation of the German parliament. It plays an important role today in supporting the economy on a global level by continuously promoting the use of design to achieve brand value. Its remit is to identify, showcase and recognise unique design trends. The German Design Award is one of the leading design competitions in the world. Every year, winners are selected from a range of top-class product and communication designers and companies who have clearly set themselves apart through the extraordinary quality of their designs.

Each component of the UPM ProFi Click System used in the UPM ProFi Deck 150 range includes innovative design details which satisfy the highest performance standards and reduce the amount of time needed to professionally lay decking boards by up to 60%.

Benefits of the UPM ProFi Click System

  • Extremely quick to lay
    Reduces the amount of time needed to lay the boards by up to 60% compared with conventional laying methods.
  • Ergonomically designed 
    Almost all preparatory work can be carried out at workbench height which prevents back and knee strain.
  • Can be assembled without screwing or drilling
    The entire decking area, including the substructure, can be installed without having to be drilled or screwed down. It is very easy to replace individual boards.
  • Prefabrication possible
    This reduces laying time, noise and dirt at customer premises.
  • Also ideal for temporary structures
    Decked areas can be quickly disassembled and relaid thanks to the Click System.
  • Perfectly finished edges
    With the Rail Step products from UPM ProFi.


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The Laying Techniques Video also provides additional detailed information on the UPM ProFi Click System and its component parts.