In January, the former property of the Vogt Electronics Company, in neighbouring Niederwaldkirchen, Austria is acquired. As well as offering 6,000 m² of warehouse and office space, there are also 15,000 m² of undeveloped business premises available for future expansion. The Biohort sister company, Ascendor Lift Technology moves into the premises in September after renovations are completed. The Garden Shed "AvantGarde®" wins the coveted "red dot" Product Design award and Biohort receives a 4th Place in the "Pegasus" Business Awards. New products are the Garden Shed “Europa” in metallic silver and the "StoreMax" in metallic dark grey and metallic silver. The new insulated Annexe "CasaNova" also helps boost the sale of all storage solutions, resulting in a 30% increase in sales by June and requiring maximum production performance from the workers in the factory. A nationwide network of sales representatives is established in Spain and Italy and thanks to major listings; sales are going well in these export markets. 2nd place „TRIO of the year“ 2011 – category trade of the famous Austrian economy magazine „Trend“. In November 2011, the ceremonial ground-breaking took place to start the building of the next expansion of approx. 6000 m² floor space of Biohort premises in Neufelden. This will help Europe's market leader for high-quality metal storage solutions to continue to meet the increasing demands for its high quality products.