31.03.2016

Award-winning design solution

Award-winning design solution KURO RTD12 Log Stacker successful in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

KURO RTD12 Log Stacker by SKS Toijala Works received an “Honourable Mention” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.
Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products that impress the jury with a well-thought-out detail solution receive the “Honourable Mention”.

Unveiled in summer 201 5, the new KURO RTD12 is a cutting-edge, next-generation 12 ton log stacker.

“We are truly honored to have received this Red Dot Award Honourable Mention award for KURO RTD12 Log Stacker. Our development team included people with the best know-how and competence in the industry from 12 partner companies in Finland. As a result, we have developed the new generation log stacker using the latest technology on the market: The new technology made it possible to create a mechanically simple, but functionally sophisticated product that is easy to produce, easy to maintain and simple to use”, says Heikki Korpimaa, Director of TW LogStackers at SKS Toijala Works Oy.

With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury.

The independent expert panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award: “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”

4 July 2016 marks the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. During the glamorous awards ceremony, the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will accept their trophies in front of around 1,200 guests. At the subsequent after-show party “Designers’ Night”, the winners will receive their certificates and celebrate until the early hours in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in the midst of prize-winning products. All award-winning products will be presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” for four weeks, before becoming part of the permanent exhibition.

About SKS Toijala Works Oy

SKS Toijala Works Oy is a specialist manufacturer of steel structures, such as frames and boom systems for machine building, that also makes complete machines and equipment on a turnkey basis. The company’s leading expertise, extensive purchasing experience, global network and possibility to manufacture in lower cost countries allow it to provide customers with cost-effective total solutions.

Products and services: Manufacturing TW LogStacker, System deliveries, Steel structure components, Design services. SKS Toijala Works is part of SKS Group.

About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: www.red-dot.org.

More information:
Heikki Korpimaa, Director, SKS Toijala Works Oy
Phone: +358 40 501 8623
E-mail: heikki.korpimaa@sks.fi

Press contact Red Dot:
Catharina Hesse, Communications Manager, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Phone: +49 201 30104–50
E-mail: c.hesse@red-dot.de