Press Release1st place for xetto® at handling award 2017

10/10/2017

Following two distinguished design accolades, the iF gold award and the Red Dot Best of the Best Award for Product Design, the xetto® mobile transport and loading system has now also been presented 1st prize at the handling award 2017 in the "Storage, order picking, handling and transport" category.

Criteria of the judging panel included ingenuity, commercial viability, compelling technology, increase in customer benefit, strengthening of competitiveness, and improvement in production flow. "There has never been a loading system that is so compact that it fits under the cargo in practically any station wagon. The benefits for the user and the fact that it can be used universally in industry, commerce and trade make the product worthy of an award," the panel commented.

Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research and patron of the handling award, pointed out innovative strength as one of Germany's essential pillars for economic success and prosperity. The xetto®, a global innovation, combines the functions of several implements in a single piece of equipment, making it one of the transport and loading solutions of the future."We are very proud that xetto®, after two design awards, has now also been recognized with 1st place by logistics experts as an outstanding versatile product and system solution," said Klemens Wressnig, Head of the HOERBIGER Loading Comfort Business Segment. "The handling award is highly regarded in the intralogistics and logistics industry. The prize will be an incentive for xetto® to serve as a valuable helper in the everyday work setting of users in a wide range of fields."

About HOERBIGER:

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and lasting benefits for the customer. We set standards.

Contact:

Martina Schuster

Manager Marketing Communications Loading Comfort

Tel: +49 8861 210 35 76

E-mail: martina.schusterhoerbigercom

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