On September 26, 2018, Brdo pri Kranju hosted the 16th Innovation Day of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS), where the national awards for innovation were granted. 772 innovators with 197 innovations took part in the competition for the awards at the regional level, whereas 42 best innovations from 13 regions of Slovenia competed in the national finals.
The absolute winner of the competition was TPV’s innovation »the first integrated stepless door check«, which won the gold award and the public choice award.
Usual door checks of vehicles normally provide two holding positions between the opening and closing position. This often proves insufficient, because there is risk of damaging our and the neighbouring vehicles’ doors. This has led the company TPV to identify the need of door checks with unlimited door positioning between both extreme positions. This innovative solution solves the design and implementation problem of the door check system as it takes little space for installation and provides stepless holding positions. The innovative stepless door check is lightweight, compact, durable, easy to manufacture and use, and it does not need any maintenance in its lifetime, so it is suitable for large-scale manufacturing. With the innovative solution we provide major benefits to both the car manufacturers and car users.