On 18 June 2009 Umdasch Shop-Concept was presented at Old Billingsgate in London with the RLI Award in the category “Shopfitter of the year”. The annual award honours outstanding achievements in the field of shopfitting.
RLI (Retail & Leisure International) is one of the leading international specialist publications in the shop architecture and shop design sector. With its annual awards presentation the magazine aims to honour successful, creative developments in the retail world. The shopfitting award testifies to an added-value process oriented towards the customer’s requirements, a highly professional involvement in the design process and an innovative use of materials. The jury consisting of 14 prominent experts included Carmine Rotondaro, Worldwide Real Estate Director Gucci Group; Chris Wormald, Partner & Joint Head of Franchising Field Fisher Waterhouse UK; and Joseph Wan, CEO Harvey Nichols. They decided that among the shopfitters who were nominated, Umdasch fulfilled the criteria best during the past year. The winners in the other categories included New Look (“International Retailer of the year”), House of Fraser (“UK Retailer of the year”), and Marks & Spencer (“Sustainability Award”).
Umdasch Shop Concept – the international brand shop factory
In line with the new structures of the commercial scene, Umdasch Shop-Concept has developed from being an ordinary shopfitter into an international brand shop factory. The spectrum of services ranges from concept development (strategy, design, planning) and – ever more in demand – project management, all the way through to project realization (fabrication and on site assembly). These service modules are taken up by customers on an individualized basis, and in many different combinations.
Umdasch Shop-Concept specializes in non-food retailing, projects for international brands and the global travel retail business. Clients like Tommy Hilfiger, Esprit, Hugo Boss, H&M, Levi’s, Heinemann, Aer Rianta, DFS Group, Nuance Group, Swarovski, Aldo, shops like Milly and Oscar de la Renta at Harrods, Nike, Nespresso and many others are the best testimony to the standing that Umdasch Shop-Concept has reached in the sector.
The Umdasch sales network covers large areas of Europe and the Middle East. In addition, it accompanies many of its customers during their worldwide expansion. The company’s nine production locations, subdivided according to their main focus and highly rationalised, together with a procurement network certified according to strict categories, ensure first-class quality, competitive prices and safe deadlines.