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The spectacular World of Windows 2022 event platform was a unique concept for successful and effective market interaction. The three-month long WOW event from REHAU Window Solutions, offering innovation and interaction for window professionals from around the world, has now come to an end as planned.
Erlangen, 27 July 2022 – World of Windows 2022 from REHAU Window Solutions has come to an end as planned. The impressive format delighted thousands of visitors in an attractive setting with intense, inspiring interaction with global partners and customers, showcasing individual REHAU Window Solutions products.
“With World of Windows 2022, REHAU Window Solutions has created a milestone and reference project for trend-setting perspectives in the window industry. Our partners and the international markets were shown exhibits demonstrating practical, successful and highly specific implementations for unique responses to current global megatrends such as digitalisation, urbanisation and sustainability. We’re therefore creating additional options and growth prospects that our customers and partners can implement immediately, entirely in keeping with ‘Create Difference Grow Business’,” says Carsten Heuer, CEO of REHAU Window Solutions.
Among other things, the interactive experience in Erlangen provided exclusive insights into spectacular new products, such as
REHAU’s World of Windows 2022 impressively demonstrated the premium system provider’s ambition and ability to keep designing and offering effective leading solutions for the window industry along the entire value chain. To this end, REHAU Window Solutions created an attractive, ground-breaking brand experience for its partners. The format provided a multifunctional platform for a wide range of events and meetings – for window manufacturers, architects and distributors. World of Windows impressed the public during the ‘Long Night of the Sciences’ in the Nuremberg metropolitan region, further enhancing REHAU’s profile as an innovation driver.
“Our sales teams from the different markets welcomed guests from all over the world in their respective language during face-to-face dialogue. This proximity to both our experts and our holistic solutions is what made WOW 2022 so unique. Together, we created a trailblazing format for the future of the industry. This will drive and accelerate the next fundamental steps that will sustainably improve our lives and work through innovative window solutions,” says Peter Kotzur, Director of Marketing.
Intense communication about individual options based on a uniquely rewarding sustainability concept was key to the format’s enormous success. “As a leading system provider, we consistently focus on our partners and staff. World of Windows 2022 allowed us to communicate this in an inspiring way. We’ll continue to work together with the digital World of Windows over the coming months – intensively, consistently and successfully,” says Carsten Heuer.
At a glance: the highlights of World of Windows 2022
REHAU's new ARTEVO system is a development of GENEO. This designer window system with clear and angular contours has been completely redesigned. The result is extremely slim upstands on the outside with small radii and low angular inclination. The force zones integrated into the design provide increased performance and stability. This makes it easy to create larger sashes, even without reinforcements. The use of the patent-pending innovative LowE foil provides a uniquely sustainable solution for passive house certified elements. ARTEVO is deeply integrated into the REHAU Window Solutions system landscape and, with its basic construction width of 80 mm, forms a common platform with the successful and proven SYNEGO system. ARTEVO makes window production significantly easier and increases the range of applications at the same time. Rationalised production provides the basis for window professionals to produce particularly efficiently and cost-effectively.
SLINOVA / SLINOVA X
REHAU SLINOVA and SLINOVA X are new innovative sliding solutions. They are mainly targeted at the markets in Western and Southern Europe. The launch will take place there in June and will present a new standard 80 mm platform based on the same frame profiles. This principle offers numerous advantages. For example, it significantly simplifies logistics and manufacturing by making work steps set up on the production line transferable to a variety of applications. The sash profiles make the difference: for Slinova X, the RAU-FIPRO X material is used selectively. The special material properties enable us to achieve the slimmest centre section ever in a PVC-based system. The result is a comprehensive and impressive solution in terms of efficient production and installation, energy efficiency and sustainability.
Future Window Vision
The window study integrates, for example, various operating concepts such as voice or gesture control, renewable energy generation and storage or even the media-based staging of the window in a design
Smart Shading technology turns windowpanes into intelligent components. It is one of the fastest and, at the same time, most economical systems compared to existing shading solutions. When the sun shines through the window, the pane can be infinitely dimmed thanks to SPD technology, offering effective protection and preventing both homes and offices from getting too warm. Users can control the Smart Shading with a wall-mounted or wireless switch, via the REHAU app, or automatically using additional sensors and smart home devices. The highly customisable use also allows it to be used in listed buildings where roller shutters are not an option.
This innovative and visually attractive window solution for protecting privacy will celebrate its market launch in 2022. The intelligent pane of the REHAU smart glass window can actively change its state and switch from transparent to opaque within a few milliseconds. While the Smart Privacy One version changes the state of the entire window surface, Smart Privacy Select also enables individual segments to be switched. This innovative and unique solution provides privacy at the touch of a button and is an excellent option, especially for front doors with side panels. Smart Privacy gives the market a practical and attractive answer to the global megatrends of urbanisation and customisation.
REHAU Smart Guard Ontop is universally applicable and can be installed quickly and easily on almost all REHAU window systems – also as a retrofit solution. Smart Guard Inline is the new integrated solution that meets the highest standards in terms of appearance and aesthetics. The new REHAU Gateway and the REHAU app create a smart home hub for Smart Guard. The result is a holistic system that is future-proof as well as easy to operate and integrate. This will enable window companies to generate added value and will differentiate them from the competition. Preventative protection against break-ins is consistently linked to sustainable business models and supports the global megatrends of security and digitalisation.
REHAU Connect identifies and provides qualified new customer contacts from the local region. The platform provides specific contact data based on individual requirement criteria. Distributors always have the freedom to decide to what extent they approach the customer. REHAU Window Solutions uses an advanced 3D configurator to actively support the sales process and visualise the planned windows in real time. REHAU Connect is the answer to the megatrends of digitalisation and customisation.
REHAU Window.ID increases efficiency for the lifetime of the window. The digital window ID is the guarantee of optimised processes, from production to recycling – with long-term customer loyalty included. It makes processes comprehensive, innovative and forward-looking. It creates a lifelong connection for window professionals to their products. The Window.ID ensures the complete documentation and localisation of future materials. REHAU Windows Solutions thus enables sustainable deconstruction within the completely closed circular economy. This ensures efficiency along the entire value chain and fully satisfied customers. This innovative industry solution can be implemented quickly in all window systems, generates simple added value and is absolutely future-proof.
REHAU window construction software (REF)
REHAU Window Solutions has further developed the REHAU window construction software, REF for short. New features include customer management, a list generator and editor, employee management and the planning of assembly projects. These form the basis for REF to generate even greater added value in production. The modular design of the solution enables the simple and profitable integration of other useful options, such as Window.ID or REHAU Connect, into the system.
EcoPuls is our sign of sustainability in practice. EcoPuls is a mindset and a commitment for REHAU Window Solutions. To sustainability. To responsibility. To consistency. REHAU Window Solutions has proved this millions of times over many years, in numerous products. The EcoPuls label is proof of the use of a pioneering circular economy. Recycled materials ensure the maximum possible sustainability in serial production. Everything from a single source and in all REHAU systems: GENEO, RAU-FIPRO X, GENEO, INOVENT, SYNEGO Brilliant-Design, Euro-Design EcoPuls. Of course, we also integrate SLINOVA and SLINOVA X into this cycle. And ARTEVO as well. Sustainability – a global megatrend.