Liebherr received the 2018 German Design Award in the ‘Excellent Product Design’ category for its T46-7 telescopic handler and its XPower® L 550 to L 586 wheel loaders. The expert judges were impressed by the optimal visibility and the dynamic appearance of the telescopic handler, as well as the intelligent and functional design of the XPower wheel loaders. The German Design Award is one of the most highly recognised design competitions worldwide.
The German Design Award sets the highest possible standards when it comes to selecting its prize-winners. Over 5,000 submissions are observed during a two-day judging session. The T46-7 telescopic handler and the XPower large wheel loaders succeeded in impressing the expert panel and were awarded this renowned prize. With regard to the T46-7 model, Liebherr presented one of its eight new telescopic handler models that are available now in a total of 26 different versions. With the iF and Red Dot prizes already under its belt, the German Design Award is the third prestigious design prize that has been awarded to the latest generation of large wheel loaders from Liebherr.
The application-specific demands required by telescopic handler operators resulted in the final design criteria for the new Liebherr telescopic handlers. The Liebherr developers placed the main focus on creating optimal visibility as well as intuitive and convenient operation.
The XPower wheel loaders differ from conventional wheel loaders not only in their innovative technology but also in their design. The design development phase focused on a powerful appearance and particularly on functionality and user friendliness. Even at first glance, it is clear to see the XPower wheel loaders' dynamic proportions and modern design elements, which are consistently implemented from the lift arm, to the comfort cabin, right through to the rear end.