Nominees 2013

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Condeco Technologies AG

Better heating, lower energy consumption and more even heat. The Swiss innovation company Condeco presents a solution for cookware that may provide significantly improved pots and pans in the future. The key to the improved performance is a heat-resistant and heat-conductive steel. New production technology is definitely novelty in cookware industry.

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Mack Trucks Inc. - part of Volvo Group

The Twin Y is an entirely new principle for truck suspensions which is not only lighter, but offers considerably improved handling. The design is based on a supporting arm comprising two interlocking sections made of high-strength steel, which absorb the forces exerted upon the vehicle’s rear axles in an entirely revolutionary way. This new solution reduces vibration and increases tire traction. Not only are steering, braking ability and driver comfort considerably improved, but Twin Y also significantly reduces tire wear. Similarly, Twin Y is also lightweight and sturdy, meaning that the suspension has a long serviceable life and low maintenance costs.

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PESA Bydgoszcz S.A.

Thanks to a chassis made almost entirely out of high-strength steel, combined with new safety solutions, Polish firm Pesa Bydgoszcz SA has become the first in the world to construct a passenger train which meets the new European safety standards. The train, called “Link”, can withstand an impact at speeds of up to 110 km/h (according to EN15227 3th scenario) without deformation of the main structure . The design’s shock absorption capacity offers significantly improved protection for passengers and train crew alike.

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Tuff Trailers Pty Ltd

Since their very conception, both trailers and other heavy vehicles have been made in the same way - using two longitudinal beams, axles, wheels, and a towing unit. Now the Australian Tuff Trailers (QLD) Pty Ltd has developed a brand new design which turns this tradition completely on its head.

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