Our airbags have won international acclaim for design.

Every year there are competitions in New Zealand and internationally and the airbags we use have won first prize at the competition held by the OUTDOOR FABRIC PRODUCERS ASSOC. OF NEW ZEALAND.

Even better though, these airbags have won the "Award of Excellence" at the INDUSTRIAL FABRIC ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL.

For nearly 60 years, the International Achievement Awards have recognised design and technological innovation and excellence in the specialty fabrics industry throughout the world.

The airbags were competing against 348 entries from companies in 13 countries. Entries in 27 categories were judged by a diverse panel of industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge of the particular category of competition. Judging was based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function.


More about our air bag system

It took many experimental versions of the bag as you see it today to come up with a design that allows the tubes to collapse at just the right speed to offer maximum protection.