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Sunlight, Samsung lead winners pack at Product of the Year SA 2022

Popular detergent brand Sunlight and tech giant Samsung led the pack of winners at the annual Product of the Year 2022 (South Africa) ceremony with five and four wards each respectively. Below are the rest of the winners.

World famous detergent brand Sunlight led the pack of winners at Product of the Year South Africa 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa with a total of five awards including best dish washing liquid, best handwashing powder (heritage) and best laundry bar.

Tech giant Samsung followed through with four awards in total, including best smart TV, best smart watch for the Galaxy Watch 4 and best cellphone for the Samsung S22 Ultra.

Among a series of innovative tech products unveiled during August 2022 Unpacked event, Samsung Watch 4 took home POYA 2022 for best smart watch. Image: NOWinSA

Phillips, not surprisingly, won in the highly-anticipated best air fryer category, while Hisense scooped best entertainment system.

Product of the Year is South Africa’s largest independent consumer-voted survey which focuses specifically on product innovation.

Established over 30 years ago in France, Product of the Year currently operates in over 40 countries with an effort to guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation.

Product of the Year SA 2022 winners circle!

2022 year marks the 14th edition of the awards in South Africa, which comes just months after the appointment of globally revered businesswoman, Margaret Hirsch, as the ambassador.

“Globally we are seeing consistent engagement from market leaders as well as challenger brands. South Africa is an emerging market, and we are excited to see the growth of electrical appliances in the categories.  We know the trading environment has been exceptionally difficult and 2022 is a brighter more exciting time to enter, showcasing all innovation,” said Mike Nolan, CEO of Product of the Year Management.

And the rest of the winners for POYA South Africa 2022 are:

RefrigeratorsLG InstaView Door-in-DoorLG
Smart TVSamsung 65″ Frame TVSamsung
Large Smart TVSamsung Neo Qled 8k TVSamsung
Confectionery i.e. Sweets, Biscuits and ChocolatesFerrero Rondnoir T14Ferrero
Vape DevicesVUSE EPOD Device and KitBAT
Hand Washing Powder – HeritageSunlight Spring Sensations 2-in-1 Hand Washing PowderUnilever
Dishwashing LiquidSunlight Dishwashing Liquid Full RangeUnilever
Multi-Purpose CleanerSunlight Pine Gel 1lUnilever
CellphonesSamsung S22 UltraSamsung
Machine Dishwashing TabletsSunlight 5-In-1 Auto Dish Machine Dish Washing Tablets (90s)Unilever
Laundry Bars – HeritageSunlight Laundry BarUnilever
Kitchen AppliancesHisense Smart Front LoaderHisense
Entertainment SystemHisense Sound Bar U5120G 5.1.2CH Dolby AtmosHisense
Smart WatchesSamsung Galaxy Watch 4Samsung
Auto Washing Liquid – LaundrySunlight Summer Sensations 2-in-1 Auto Washing Liquid 1,5lUnilever
AirfryersPhilips XL Essential Connected Airfryer 6,2lPhilips
TabletsSamsung Galaxy Tab S8 UltraSamsung
Baby Cereal – HertiageCerelac Regular RangeNestle
Growing Children – HeritageNestle NIDO 3+ Powdered Milk For Growing ChildrenNestle

Kantar oversees the independent research of Product of the Year South Africa to over 2,000 hourseholds around the country.   “Their team has been absolutely amazing!   Congratulations once again to all the winners in their respective categories and we are so excited to see all their advertising with the red seal,” stated producer Edith Venter.

Temoso Mokoena
Temoso Mokoena
Temoso Mokoena is a tech and sneaker enthusiast who likes to stay neutral in all things.
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