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Speedy unveils product innovation award winner

3 Aug 10 Speedy, the UK's leading provider of equipment rental and support services, has announced the winner of its inaugural Product Innovation Award.

Towerlight’s VT-1 Eco lighting tower won the accolade of Product Innovation of the Year for 2010.

Speedy’s judges were impressed by Towerlight’s VT-1 Eco’s energy efficiency features which include intelligent sensors that automatically switch the lights on and off depending on brightness levels.

It was launched at the start of this year in the UK.

Already in use, tests have shown that 12 VT-1 Ecos can create operator time, fuel and carbon savings of over £4,300 per month on an average site.

Speedy launched the award earlier this year as part of its overall sustainability strategy which includes the industry leading GO Initiative (GO for Green Option) – which provides customers with independently verified energy efficiency data on certain products.

Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said: “The VT-1 Eco is an excellent example of how a product used every day on sites can be made to work far more efficiently.

“As the leading equipment rental services provider we see it as our responsibility to make a product like this available to customers as well as to encourage manufacturers to develop innovative new designs. This is what the awards are all about.”

Paul Hay, international sales manager, at TowerLight said: “We are honored to receive this prestigious award for the VT-1 Eco, which is part of TowerLight’s ongoing policy to develop, with our customers, increasingly more environmental and innovative products, which offer contractors such substantial savings.” 

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