Red Dot award to Mirka for groundbreaking design


Mirka’s new electrical wall and ceiling sander, Mirka® LEROS, has received the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award 2018 for its groundbreaking design.

The Red Dot panel of experts awards this internationally recognised seal of quality only to the best products in a category.  Mirka LEROS is the lightest wall and ceiling sander on the market with a flexible sanding head and a brushless motor, which all contribute to the user-friendly operation of the tool.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, says, “Winning the Red Dot: Best of the Best is the well-earned recognition for excellent design performance. The awarded products are all characterised by an innovative symbiosis of aesthetics and function. The fact that such a small number of entries received the top distinction is proof of the rigorous nature of the judging criteria applied in the competition. I want to congratulate the laureates very sincerely on their success.”

Craig Daycock, managing director of Mirka UK, comments, “We are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious recognition. There are years of determined development work behind Mirka LEROS. There was a clear market need for a light and ergonomic wall and ceiling sander. The high demand that we can see today clearly demonstrates that we managed to answer the market need and develop a tool that will revolutionise the marketplace.”



The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. The strict judging criteria, which include levels of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference, which the jurors then complement with their own expertise. The Red Dot: Best of the Best is received by only one per cent of the entries.