FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2011--
Staples, announced that it has been named an International CES
Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for their high
speed shredders. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged
by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and
members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in
cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
The new Staples®
High-Speed Shredders shred two times faster than Staples’ previous
versions. The superior performance means you can shred confidential
information in less time, thus giving time back to the user while still
securely destroying personal information. Perfect for small businesses,
the cross-cut shred size helps ensures private information stays
private. The unit is also able to shred credit cards, CDs and DVDs.
In a recent small business survey, Staples brand products were rated the
most trusted brand in office products. In addition to the Staples high
speed shredders, the brand has a wide assortment of products across
office supplies, technology, furniture and facilities, and it is known
for guaranteed quality, exceptional value and smart design.
“As the most trusted brand in office products, our goal at Staples is to
make it easy for small businesses and consumers to be successful in the
workplace and home office by providing them with quality tools and
products,” said Dave D’Angelo, senior vice president of Staples Brand
Group. “We’re honored to be recognized by CES amongst a competitive
field of premium products.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored
by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the
International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow,
which has been recognizing achievements in product design and
engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the
products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the
Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
Aesthetic and design qualities
The product’s intended use/function and user value
Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
How the design and innovation of the product compares to other
products in the marketplace
The new Staples 12- and 16-Sheet High Speed Shredders will be displayed
at the 2012 International CES, which runs Jan. 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas,
Nev. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press
Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 8 in the
Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian Hotel.
Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples of such entries may include the
first time various technologies are combined in a single product or
dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations,
which lists product categories, as well as each product name,
manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted
source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and
expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and
breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept
in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the
world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples
operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and
consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information
about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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