Toro Wins European Irrigation Industry Landscape Gold Award

Toro EVOLUTION Series controller with Smart Connect
Toro EVOLUTION Series controller with Smart Connect

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (December 15, 2014) – The Toro® EVOLUTION® Series irrigation controller with Smart Connect® has received the prestigious 2014 Landscape Gold Award from the European Irrigation Association (EIA). The award was presented November 13, 2014, at the International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA), in Bologna, Italy.

“We are delighted that the EIA selected the EVOLUTION controller for this award,” said John McPhee, director of marketing, Toro International. “The EIA is an important voice for the worldwide irrigation industry, and it is an honor to be recognized for this product.”

The EIA Awards recognize innovative equipment, sites, projects and designs that promote water and energy conservation. Winners are selected for the Landscape, Agriculture, Golf, DIY and Project categories by a group of recognized irrigation experts.

Toro’s 2014 Landscape Gold Award winner, the EVOLUTION Series controller, is a first-of-its-kind, professional irrigation controller that features an intuitive menu-based LCD control system. Its modern, flexible and upgradeable design is appealing to both homeowners as the professional contractor who is looking for more precision and control.

The base EVOLUTION controller can easily be upgraded to a state of the art water saving controller with the optional Toro Smart Connect® add-ons. The handheld remote delivers easy controllability from anywhere around the house or irrigation location, whereas the wireless weather sensor and precision soil sensor are there to really optimize the irrigation schedule and as such is a genuine cost saver.

Yet another proof The Toro Company really takes the customer’s voice seriously as the award-winning design is based on extensive research and worldwide voice-of-customer feedback. “We asked both contractors and homeowners around the world to sketch out their ideal irrigation controller,” explained Kris Jonckers, Toro’s irrigation manager based in Europe. “We like to see this award as a recognition from the irrigation industry professionals that Toro is intently focused on innovations that serve our customers needs”. For more information, please visit

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