The German Design Award 2019 for the 9080/9080T from Weidemann.
The German Design Award is the top international award presented by the German Design Council. The aim of this award is to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Prizes are therefore awarded each year to top-class submissions of product design, all of which are pioneering in their own right on the international design scene. The wheel loader 9080 was showcased last year at Agritechnica. As the top loader in the 11-tonne category, this machine, designed for heavy-duty materials handling, combines an extensive range of functions with outstanding design. Weidemann was presented with the German Design Award 2019 in the Excellent Product Design/Utility Vehicles category for this remarkable machine.
The jury’s statement reads as follows: “The fact that this huge machine also manages to have such huge aesthetic appeal is evidence of the high quality of the design of this loader. Such an impressive commercial vehicle in both form and function is a stunning combination of industrial aesthetics and unique design.” Work, whose design particularly demonstrates excellence in particular aspects or solutions, is commended with the distinction of a “special mention” - an accolade that pays tribute to the commitment of both companies and designers.
The German Design Award 2019 for the 1160 eHoftrac from Weidemann.
Also in the same category, the first fully electrically driven 1160 eHoftrac was awarded the distinction of “winner”. The jury’s statement reads as follows: “The electrification of work machines is a big step towards a cleaner environment and this powerful assistant has taken the lead in setting a good example. A fabulous product that by no means lacks any of the power or familiar utility features of previous models.”
The many users of this machine think so too: CO2 exhaust fumes, noise and soot particles in interiors - all a thing of the past! The new 1160 eHoftrac banishes emissions from your everyday work. It combines the familiar features and the time-tested and proven performance of the compact class with the latest technology and an environmentally conscious and efficient electric drive. Since deliveries began in April 2015, the machine has proven itself in use. With the eHoftrac , Weidemann has already secured the market as the first manufacturer for electric drives in compact wheel loaders.