The projects submitted for the red dot design award were judged by a panel of international experts, on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, service life and environmental compatibility. The H80/1100 impressed the panel with its range of technical innovations and overall design. They praised the high levels of creativity, innovation and quality demonstrated by the product, which was designed by Stefan Stark and Michael Mauer from Porsche AG.
“Winning an award in a prestigious international design competition is a major indication whether a product has the potential to survive on the international market,” said Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder of the ‘red dot design award’, which started back in 1955 and is now one of the biggest and most prestigious design competitions in the world. In the past few years, Linde Material Handling has won five red dot awards for its trucks and other machinery.
This year saw a total of 3,203 products from 51 countries judged by the expert panel, with 676 products awarded prizes in 16 categories.