International busplaner sustainability prize 2013 goes to HAPPICH Award winning wireless stop request button

HAPPICH, a leading interior outfitter of commercial and special purpose vehicles, is the winner of the “International busplaner sustainability prize 2013“ in the category ‘Parts and Accessories. The prize has been awarded to the innovative stop request button, a wireless stop request system for public service vehicles. Susanna Nitzsche, Marketing Manager, and Joachim Bednarz, Technical Manager, accepted the prize during the ceremonial act in the Kempinski Hotel Munich that was attended by about 100 guests. The prize was presented by the jury member Prof. Karl Viktor Schaller in the presence of Christoph Huss, the managing partner of the HUSS-VERLAGS, the publishing director Bert Brandenburg and Thomas Burgert, chief editor of the busplaner trade magazine.

v.l.n.r.: Bert Brandenburg, publishing director HUSS-VERLAG; Prof. Karl Viktor Schaller, jury member; Susanna Nitzsche, Marketing Manager HAPPICH und Joachim Bednarz, Technical Manager HAPPICH; Thomas Burgert, chief editor of the busplaner trade magazin busplaner; Christoph Huss, Managing Partner HUSS-VERLAG
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“HAPPICH stands for high-quality products for commercial and special purpose vehicles. However, for high-quality products to be increasingly sustainable it will still require a little bit of support. That’s why we would like to thank you for creating the sustainability prize and for giving the award to our wireless stop request button! “, said a happy Susanna Nitzsche, the marketing chief of HAPPICH.

The stop request button which was first developed for public transport offers a wireless solution. This saves resources such as copper and PVC cable sheathings based on petroleum, which are used for conventional cabled stop request systems. There is no longer any installation required and no weight of dozens of meters of installed copper wire on buses as well as no repairs and replacements of cables. Up to 28 stop request buttons, which can be installed anywhere, can be programmed on a receiver station next to the driver.

Overall, prizes have been awarded in 14 categories. The award-winning companies had applied with products or services for the bus and tourism industry, with which they combine economic success with social responsibility and the protection of the environment in an exemplary manner.
The jury consisting of top-class representatives from business, science and media evaluated the applications according to a point system. It was the first time that busplaner awarded the International busplaner sustainability prize 2013.