Awards Graf UK

GRAF - the market leader with a strong innovative spirit

For more than 50 years, the GRAF brand has represented innovation in the field of high-quality plastic containers.
Our constant drive to innovate has been acknowledged by numerous awards.

2018 German Design Award Winner - GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Council annually reward outstanding product design. This time the GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids were awarded in the category Gardening and Outdoor Living.

2017 Red Dot Award: Product Design - GRAF Natura 2in1 water tank

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: GRAF has been awarded the Red Dot Award for the first time.
Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after Red Dot. The distinctive winners’ label will decorate now the Natura 2in1 water tank.

2017 "Selbst ist der Mann" magazine awards 5 hammers to GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids

In the "Tried and Tested" category of the DIY magazine "Selbst ist der Mann", the GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids impressed testers and received a rating of 5 hammers.

2017 Plus X Award in the Innovation High Quality Easy of Use Functionality categories - GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids

The Plus X Award is conferred by a top-class jury of 144 members from 32 countries. In particular, it rewards products that offer high customer value in addition to the outstanding qualities of branded products, such as excellent design, high quality and ease of use as well as functionality and ecological efficiency. Plus X Award in the Innovation High Quality Easy of Use Functionality categories  - GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids

2017 pro-K Award - GARANTIA Sunny Plant aids

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2017, the GARANTIA Plant aids Sunny Growing tunnel and Forcing cloche was nominated "pro-K Award". 

2017 German Design Award - GRAF Natura 2in1 water tank

GRAF has been awarded the German Design Award for the first time. The renowned jury awarded the prize for the outstanding design of the Natura 2in1 water tank in the category Gardening and Outdoor Living. Europe's market leader for rainwater harvesting underlines its design competence and demonstrates that rainwater tanks are not only useful but also beautiful with this award from the renowned German Design Council.

2016 "Selbst ist der Mann" magazine awards 5 hammers to GARANTIA Urban Composter

In the "Tried and Tested" category of the DIY magazine "Selbst ist der Mann", the GARANTIA Urban Composter impressed testers and received a rating of 5 hammers.

2016 pro-K Award - GARANTIA MaXi Garden boards

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2016, yet another GARANTIA product was nominated "pro-K Award". 

2015 pro-K Award Gold - Natura 2in1 water tank

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2015, yet another GRAF product was nominated "pro-K Award Gold". 

2015 Plus X Award "Product of 2015/2016" seal of quality - GRAF Natura 2in1

The Plus X Award – an innovation prize for products in the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle – is awarded to manufacturers for the superior quality of their products. As Albert Einstein said: "I'm more interested in the future than in the past, because the future is where I intend to live." With this in mind, the Plus X Award is awarded to innovative and sustainable products that feature at least one "Plus X" factor – the added value of a product that is worthy of distinction. Plus X Award "Best Product of 2015/2016" - GRAF Natura 2in1

2015 Plus X Award in the High Quality, Design Functionality and Ecology categories - GRAF Natura 2in1 water tank

The Plus X Award is conferred by a top-class jury of 144 members from 32 countries. In particular, it rewards products that offer high customer value in addition to the outstanding qualities of branded products, such as excellent design, high quality and ease of use as well as functionality and ecological efficiency. Plus X Award in the High Quality, Design, Functionality and Ecology categories - GRAF Natura 2in1 water tank

2014 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany - GRAF Color 2in1 rainwater storage tank

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Design Council recognise outstanding product design with the annual Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Once again, a GRAF product has been nominated for this award.

2013 The ZIM prize for outstanding economic results

Under the German Central Innovation Programme (ZIM), Graf Plastics GmbH received first prize from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for the project "Developing welding technologies for large-volume plastic containers". 

2013 "Selbst ist der Mann" magazine awards 5 hammers to GRAF Speedy

In the "Tried and Tested" category of the DIY magazine "Selbst ist der Mann", the Speedy rain collector impressed testers and received a rating of 5 hammers.

2013 Plus X Award "Product of 2013" seal of quality - GRAF Color 2in1

The Plus X Award – an innovation prize for products in the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle – is awarded to manufacturers for the superior quality of their products. As Albert Einstein said: "I'm more interested in the future than in the past, because the future is where I intend to live." With this in mind, the Plus X Award is awarded to innovative and sustainable products that feature at least one "Plus X" factor – the added value of a product that is worthy of distinction. Plus X Award "Best Product of 2013" - GRAF Color 2in1

2013 Plus X Award in the Innovation, High Quality, Functionality and Ecology categories - GRAF Minimax Pro Filter

The Plus X Award is conferred by a top-class jury of 144 members from 32 countries. In particular, it rewards products that offer high customer value in addition to the outstanding qualities of branded products, such as excellent design, high quality and ease of use as well as functionality and ecological efficiency. Plus X Award in the Innovation, High Quality, Functionality and Ecology categories - GRAF Minimax Pro Filter

2013 Top new DIY product - Color 2in1 rainwater storage tank

Readers of diyonline.de voted the Color 2in1 rainwater storage tank as the top new DIY product of 2013 in the Garden category.

2013 Product of the Year - Color 2in1 rainwater storage tank

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2013, yet another GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year". 

2012 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany - GRAF Speedy rain collector

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Design Council recognise outstanding product design with the annual Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Once again, a GRAF product has been nominated for this award.

2012 European Consumers Choice - Sunda wall-mounted tank

European Consumers Choice is an independent organisation with its headquarters in Brussels, founded in order to award businesses for the excellent design, innovation and user-friendliness of their products.

2011 Plus X Award in the Innovation and Functionality categories - GRAF Speedy

The Plus X Award – an innovation prize for products in the fields of technology, sport and lifestyle – is awarded to manufacturers for the superior quality of their products. As Albert Einstein said: "I'm more interested in the future than in the past, because the future is where I intend to live." With this in mind, the Plus X Award is awarded to innovative and sustainable products that feature at least one "Plus X" factor – the added value of a product that is worthy of distinction. Plus X Award in the Innovation and Functionality categories - GRAF Speedy rain collector

2011 Plus X Award "Product of 2011" seal of quality - GRAF Speedy

In addition, the Plus X Award jury nominated the product Speedy as the best downpipe filter, awarding it the "Best Product of 2011" seal of quality. In addition to the Plus X Award seals of quality, branded products can also be nominated in individual award categories, and may even win a special award, the "BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" seal. A product receives this distinction when it has been awarded more seals than any other product in its category. Plus X Award "Product of 2011" seal of quality - GRAF Speedy rain collector

2011 2nd place in the n-tv "Hidden Champion" medium-sized business award

The n-tv "Hidden Champion" medium-sized business award searches for companies whose work has contributed outstandingly to the success of the German economy. GRAF held off competition from around 150 companies in the Sustainability category to win second place in the competition. According to the specialist jury, the reason for this was that virtually all GRAF products aim to protect the environment.

2011 Plus X Award in the High Quality category - GRAF Klaro Easy Professional

The Plus X Award is conferred by a top-class jury of 144 members from 32 countries. In particular, it rewards products that offer high customer value in addition to the outstanding qualities of branded products, such as excellent design, high quality and ease of use as well as functionality and ecological efficiency. Plus X Award in the High Quality category - GRAF Klaro Easy Professional

2011 Product of the Year - GRAF Speedy rain collector

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2011, yet another GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year".

2011 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany - GRAF Platin flat rainwater tank

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Design Council recognise outstanding product design with the annual Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Once again, a GRAF product has been nominated for this award.

2010 1st place in the Baden-Württemberg regional innovation prize - the Dr. Rudolf Eberle prize

Since 1985, the annual Dr. Rudolf Eberle prize is awarded to medium-sized companies based in the Baden-Württemberg region. It rewards outstanding achievements in the development of new products, processes and technological services. A judging committee evaluates the 71 applications in terms of their technical progress, particular business performance and economic success. According to its creators, the prize aims to highlight the significance of medium-sized companies for technological development. For the innovative manufacturing process of its Carat underground tank, Otto Graf Gmbh was awarded a prize of €15,000.

2010 Plus X Award in the High Quality and Design categories - GRAF Platin flat rainwater tank and GRAF Carat underground rainwater tank

The Plus X Award is conferred by a top-class jury of 144 members from 32 countries. In particular, it rewards products that offer high customer value in addition to the outstanding qualities of branded products, such as excellent design, high quality and ease of use as well as functionality and ecological efficiency. Plus X Award in the High Quality and Design categories - GRAF Platin flat rainwater tank Plus X Award in the High Quality category - GRAF Carat underground rainwater tank

2010 Product of the Year - GRAF Platin flat tank

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2010, yet another GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year".

2009 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany - GRAF Carat underground rainwater tank and GRAF Optimax-Pro Filter internal

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Design Council recognise outstanding product design with the annual Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Two GRAF products were nominated for this award.

2009 Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Companies

The Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Companies by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation is the most significant German competition for medium-sized companies. Criteria include overall development, protection of jobs, innovation, commitment and marketing.
Otto Graf GmbH beat off strong competition from 3,366 companies to become one of the competition's 23 finalists.

2008 "Entrepreneur of 2008" competition

The search for successful and sustainable companies: in 2008, for the 12th year running, Ernst & Young sought out the best of Germany's entrepreneurs for its "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. From 300 nominated companies, 65 managed to reach the final round of the well-known competition. For the second year in a row, Otto Graf GmbH was among the finalists. Entrepreneur of the Year - Finalist

2008 Product of the Year - GRAF Optimax-Pro Filter internal and GRAF Carat underground rainwater tank

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2008, two GRAF products were nominated "Product of the Year".

2007 "Entrepreneur of 2007" competition

They stand out for their above-average growth rates and high ability to innovate: For the 11th time, the audit and consulting firm Ernst & Young nominated the best medium-sized companies in Germany. More than 350 applicants took part in the rigorous multi-stage selection process for "Entrepreneur of 2007", including Otto F. Graf and Otto P. Graf, Managing Directors of Otto Graf GmbH. Both of them reached the final of this renowned business award.

2007 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany - GRAF percolation tunnel

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German Design Council recognise outstanding product design with the annual Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. A GRAF product was nominated for this award.

2006 Product of the Year - GRAF percolation tunnel

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2006, another GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year".

2002 Product of the Year - GRAF percolation block

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. In 2002, a GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year".

1999 Product of the Year - GRAF Herkules tank

The plastic products association Pro-K-Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff e.V. annually awards prizes to products for their outstanding creative, aesthetic and functional product design. For the first time, a GRAF product was nominated "Product of the Year".

Patents and utility models

Over 200 international patents and utility models protect products and developments by GRAF. Our own product development team designs product solutions for our customers. These pass through internally established workflows such as planning, design and drafting phases as well as the development phase. The aim is to produce unique, sophisticated products within the field of water resource management.