Volvo CE’s ECR88D wins prestigious international product design award
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is celebrating after its ECR88D short swing radius compact excavator received a prestigious accolade for innovative product design, the iF product design award.
The internationally renowned quality label recognises outstanding design achievement, and has been doing so for more than 60 years, and this year 3,249 products were entered from around the world.
The ECR88D, designed for use in confined areas, was awarded the prestigious prize in category 1: transportation design and special vehicles, and Professor Fritz Frenkler, jury chairman, said that he was impressed by the consistent high quality of the entries, the passion for innovation and the courage manufacturers showed to pursue their own design approaches.
The new Volvo FH from Volvo Trucks also won an iF product design award, making this a double success for the Volvo Group.
“We are extremely proud that the ECR88D has been awarded this globally-recognised mark of outstanding design quality,” says Stina Nilimaa Wickström, design director at Volvo CE.
“The ECR88D is one of the first excavators from the new Volvo design generation and represents a complete redesign of a Volvo machine. It is fantastic that the updated design identity has been recognised by one of the largest, most distinguished design competitions in the world.”
Anders P. Larsson, executive vice president of Volvo CE’s Technology function, says: “This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of Volvo CE’s skilled employees who continue to push the boundaries of technology and design. Volvo CE’s articulated haulers, wheeled loaders and excavators have all won prestigious, global awards for their exceptional design and innovative engineering. This is a great honour and an excellent achievement which demonstrates that Volvo CE is at the forefront of technological development and industrial design.”