ovvo winner may 2019

Interzum 2019 is the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production, and is being held in Cologne, Germany from May 21st – 24th.    At a glittering awards ceremony held on Monday May 20th to open this year’s event, the OVVO® V-1230 Connection Series was awarded a “High Product Quality” Award.   The Interzum 2019 awards are hosted in collaboration with Red Dot, which stands for belonging to the best in design and business; the Interzum Award emphasises the significance of design as a value-added factor, and is an internationally-recognised label by which winners can be set apart from their competitors in a positive way in the global market.

Application for “Interzum Award: Intelligent Material & Design” was open to all exhibitors at Interzum 2019, and the submissions were assessed in late March by an expert jury of five respected and independent international experts from design and architecture, who assessed the products’ design quality and made a final decision concerning the industry award.   The judging criteria were as follows: Degree of innovation, Functionality, Material Quality, Design and Sustainability.  

The innovative new V-1230 Connection Series uses the patented OVVO® dovetail-design in a range of connectors that now make the OVVO® Connection  system accessible to manufacturers with all types of CNC equipment, including nesting and drilling machinery.   Prior to the introduction of the products, the system could only be used by manufacturers with end-milling CNC capability.   The new range of connectors greatly extends the range of materials, industries and applications in which OVVO® can be used, and is available in both permanent and releasable versions.

The V-1230 Series works best in board with thickness of 15 mm and above, and can also work in slightly thinner materials that are more dense, such as high pressure laminates, composite material and solid wood for certain applications.   The innovative dovetail design delivers increased intrinsic tolerance which leads to enhanced shear and tensile strength of the joint created; the V-1230 for Nesting fits in an-industry standard 25mm drill hole, while the V-1230 for Drilling features two self-locking dowel-shaped pins with 32mm centres that use inbuilt tolerance of the housing to deliver superior joint strength.


OVVO® Managing Director Brendan Phillips said “To win a “High Product Quality” award at Interzum 2019 means a lot to OVVO® – it is a fantastic endorsement and validation of our latest product range, which we have put a huge amount of effort and time into to develop and design.    We are now more confident than ever that OVVO® will transform the woodworking industry and look forward to working with more and more customers to revolutionise their businesses”.

To find out more about the Award-winning OVVO® V-1230 Series, go to https://ovvotech.com/product/#V-Range or contact sales@ovvotech.com





OVVO® Ltd. has been trading since 2014 and employs six people in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.  The OVVO® Connection system is a unique, patented solution that allows two pieces of material to join together without the use of tools, glues or screws.   It is an invisible solution that delivers a tightly held bond between the two materials being joined.   The product is manufactured in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.   Before winning the Interzum High Product Quality Award at Interzum 2019 for the new V-1230 Series, the original connection system had been awarded numerous prestigious awards including The Irish Times Innovation Award (Manufacturing Category) 2014, an Interzum Award for High Quality Design in 2015, the MTP Gold Medal at Drema International Fair in 2016, and the “Best of the Best” Award at Interzum 2017.   The company was a finalist in two categories (Innovation & Manufacturing) in the Irish Small Firms Awards in 2019, and also won the Best Early Stage Company (Leinster-Connaught section) at the 2016 InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition.   OVVO® has been supported by Enterprise Ireland as a HPSU (High Potential Start-Up) since 2016.