PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Chicago Design Firm, PDT, Wins Multiple ADEX Design Awards, Including the Fifth Award for Gramovox Floating Record Player, Now PDT's Most Celebrated Product


Chicago – April 6, 2017 – Product Development Technologies (PDT), a global, full-service product development firm, is proud to announce that it has been awarded two ADEX Awards from Design Journal in the largest and most prestigious award competition for excellence in the product design of furnishings and building materials marketed to the design trade. Gramovox Floating Record Player won the Platinum Award and West Bend Professional Snowball Machine won the Gold Award.


The Gramovox Floating Record Player has now won five design awards this past year, including an ADEX Award from Design Journal, an IDEA Award from the International Design Society of America (IDSA), a Spark Award, an Excellence in Design Award from Appliance Design, and a Good Design Award from the Chicago Anthenaeum of Architecture and Design. All of these accolades make Gramovox the most awarded design in PDT history.


“These accolades from so many design competitions are a true testament to our overall design process and our dedicated, talented employees,” said Mark Schwartz, CEO of Product Development Technologies. “Our ultimate goal is to produce a successful product for our clients; these awards are one verification of our success.”


For over 20 years, the ADEX Award program has recognized products demonstrating superior innovation, function and aesthetics. This year, the tradition continued, with over 600 companies participating.

Product Development Technologies has been recognized with nearly 150 awards in its twenty year history.



About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Founded in 1995, PDT has grown to become one of the largest product development firms in the country. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including design research, industrial design, user experience development, rapid prototyping, materials science, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, strategy, scouting, and sourcing. PDT's award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 100 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association. For more information, please go to www.pdt.com.




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