Writing instruments and communication – these are our passions. The wonderful thing about the promotional products industry is that we are able to dedicate our work to both. We are therefore delighted that our work has been recognized with awards in both areas. 


BPMA Promotional Pen Award 2020 QS Stone

Our QS Stone series has won the Platinum Award in the category of “Promotional Pen of the Year” at the British Promotional Merchandise Association’s annual Products Award. The timeless design of the elegant mineral-enriched writing instrument is made with 60% less plastic and weighs 50% heavier in the hand, for higher perceived value.

Promotional Gift Award 2020 QS40

The QS40 Air has won the 2020 Promotional Gift Award. The jury was unanimous on the excellence and merit of our new Swiss Made writing instrument. The unique perforated honeycomb structure uses 60% less plastic, 30% of which is recycled from our own production waste.

Promotional Gift Award 2018 DNA Identity Pen

The DNA Identity Pen has won the 2018 Promotional Gift Award. The series amazed the jury with the infinite possibilities it gives brands to express their own, totally unique, corporate DNA, through a high quality Swiss Made writing instrument.

PromoFritz 2016 QS00

The QS00 has been awarded the PromoFritz 2016 prize. The Swiss jury conferred the award on the new Prodir writing instrument as the best promotional product of the year, recognising its exclusivity in terms of customisation.

Promotional Gift Award 2016 QS models

The concept of our innovative QS models with 3D surface has been honoured with the renowned Promotional Gift Award 2016 – the Oscar of our industry. The jury was particularly impressed with the QS00, whose 3D surface can be individually designed. 

Promotional Gift Award 2015 DS9

The DS9 was among the award winners at the International Promotional Gift Award 2015. The jury was particularly impressed with its contemporary, clear-cut form and innovative colour palette.

Red Dot Award 2013 Purity campaign

The “Purity” campaign picked up the Red Dot Award for communication design. The jury wrote that the campaign demonstrated “high design quality which represents aesthetics, innovation and conciseness in an exemplary fashion”.

IF Product Design Award 2013 ES2

The jury at the renowned IF Product Design Awards 2013 recognised the ES2 for its outstanding design. The award is widely viewed as the most important international prize for good design.

Promotional Gift Award 2011 ES1

In 2011, the Promotional Gift Award, the top European award for promotional articles, went to the ES1 from Prodir.

Nomination for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2009

In 2009, “pending” was nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. This is the highest official award in the design field in Germany.

Econ Award for Corporate Communications 2008

The Econ Award is presented by the Econ publishing group in coordination with Handelsblatt for successful corporate communications in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The laudation read as follows: “Conveying quality awareness, expertise and care in a credible way without presenting a product requires expertise in dealing with content and topics as well as an excellent design and production process. In ‘pending’, Prodir consistently tackles this challenge head on in impressive fashion.”


Promotional Gift Award 2008 DS2

In 2008, the DS2 impressed the jury at the Promotional Gift Awards in Cologne organized by WA Media AG.

Best of Corporate Publishing 2005, 2006, 2007 Customer magazine pending

The Prodir customer magazine “pending” won the BCP Best of Corporate Publishing Award in the B2B category “Media, Culture and Entertainment” three times in succession – twice in gold and once in silver.


Promotional Gift Award 2006 DS4

The minimalist design of the DS4 won the Promotional Gift Award 2006.

Good Design Award 2004 DS5

The organizer’s website stated: “We at the Good Design Award think of ‘design’ as a verb and define it as a continuous creative process which is never completed.” In 2005, the DS5 was recognized with the Japanese Good Design Award. 

Promotional Gift Award 2003 DS7

Innovative in form and function – the DS7 picked up the Promotional Gift Award in 2003.