Hilti innovations garner Red Dot Design AwardsPublished 10/10 at 13:37
Hilti took home awards for three products, and one product family, at this year’s Red Dot Design Award competition. The company won a ‘best in category’ award, and also received additional honours for the latest generation of Hilti’s brand icon, its red toolbox.
During the awards, the Hilti TE 50-AVR combihammer received a ‘best of the best’ award as the winner in its category, with the jury specifically citing the tool’s high design quality and pioneering design. The tool, which provides improved performance at a lower weight than previous generations, also features an optimised slip clutch which provides added user safety. “The ‘best of the best’ award for the new combihammer is an affirmation of our design strategy which highlights design continuity, and reinforces both brand, and product identification, in addition to the actual use of the product,” said Hilti’s head of design, Stephan Niehaus.
The sixth generation of the Hilti toolbox also received a Red Dot Design Award. The well-known brand icon was redesigned as part of Hilti’s efforts to revise its brand. It is equipped with additional functions such as a swivel handle, allowing two toolboxes to be easily carried in one hand, and a new interior which can be individually configured to hold various accessories.
Other Hilti products receiving Red Dot Awards include the family of cordless cutting tool, pipe crimper and punching tool. Although this product range is new for Hilti, the design nonetheless proved award winning to the jury, as did the TE 6-A36 cordless rotary hammer, which also received an award.
All the Red Dot Award submissions are gauged in terms of criteria including degree of innovation, ergonomics, functionality and formal quality.