BLAUPUNKT presents sustainable and flexible product innovations for 2024
Blaupunkt will be presenting its innovations for 2024 as part of the Häcker in-house exhibition from 16 - 22/09/23 in Rödinghausen, which will set an example for more sustainability, flexibility and aesthetic sophistication.
"Energy-efficient appliances are a central part of our sustainability strategy," says Olaf Thuleweit, Managing Director at HK Appliances. Blaupunkt therefore offers seven new dishwashers with an improved energy efficiency class. Five dishwashers have energy efficiency class D, two are even in the second-best class B (as per the EU energy label with classes A-G, valid since 2021).
And yet, Blaupunkt's new products not only focus on sustainability but also prioritise flexibility to offer customers maximum ease of use. A great case in point is the new, self-sufficient combi induction hob (5II 86250): it features six cooking zones, two of which can be flexibly linked together to create one to three huge cooking zones as needed. Moreover, the hob offers a double-booster function and permanent, cross-zone pot detection, which automatically turns the hob on and off – depending on whether and where the pot is placed on it.
As for fridges, Blaupunkt presents the so-called "Cross Door," a new, freestanding XXL fridge-freezer combination with an astounding 522-litre capacity. Even baking trays can be elegantly placed behind its hinged doors in refined dark steel design. A 0° zone in the fridge compartment, a temperature of 18° (and colder) in the freezer compartment and no-frost technology guarantee excellent cooling conditions. Blaupunkt offers a five-year guarantee on this storage wizard.
Regarding ovens, Blaupunkt is presenting two new products featuring an innovative air-fry function. With this advanced hot-air technology, perfect frying results are at hand without using oils and avoiding unhealthy trans fats. Likewise, perfect roasting results come naturally to it – juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
Blaupunkt does not only attach importance to innovative technology but also to a modern, contemporary design. In this respect, the new range of sinks with Black Matte finish is a first and major example: it perfectly matches kitchen designs in the grey-black colour spectrum and dazzles with its premium surface properties, from high scratch and heat resistance to colour resistance and food fastness, as well as its easy-care and durable quality. For those looking after a nuanced colour palette, the "Alento" and "Tesino" sinks are available in Black Granite, Dark Grey and Light Grey. Customers will find a tap in a matching colour in the black matte "Nera", which is available with either a fixed or a pull-out spout. All sinks and taps come with a 5-year guarantee.
"Beyond our sustainability goals, our customers’ wishes and needs are always the driving force behind our innovations. Whether a more flexible hob handling, a larger storage volume in the cooling area or healthier solutions in the area of frying and cooking, our product development is mainly geared towards delivering practical benefits for our customers, whereby the question of energy efficiency is always front and centre," says Olaf Thuleweit, summarising the philosophy behind the new product range.
Häcker Kitchens – The Company
The traditional company Häcker Kitchens was founded in 1898 as a cabinet maker by Hermann Häcker and continued into the next generation by Friedrich Häcker. In 1965, the foundation for today's economic success was laid by the latter’s son-in-law Horst Finkemeier and wife Renate through the serial production of kitchen furniture. As an owner-managed family business, Häcker produces fitted kitchens with a high-quality standard and a focus on function, design and technology. Häcker Küchen stands for quality, service, reliability, honesty and sustainability. Together with our employees and partners, we develop innovative solutions for the kitchens of tomorrow. Customers have always been at the centre of everything we do. Our enthusiasm about our work and attention to detail are the keys that set our kitchens apart from the global competition. With the concept130 and systemat product lines as well as our Blaupunkt and h│tech brands for built-in kitchen appliances, we offer a comprehensive product portfolio. The Häcker company headquarters with four plants is in Rödinghausen. Another plant is located in Ostercappeln-Venne in the district of Osnabrück. Since 2014, BLAUPUNKT has been the licensed own brand for built-in kitchen appliances of Häcker Küchen GmbH & Co. KG.