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Austin Engineering wins People's Choice Award 2019

11.08.2019 – Voting has ended, the results are in – and we have a winner! Austin Engineering from Australia has won the People’s Choice Award 2019.

Austin - winners of people's choice 2019

All four of this year’s Steel Prize nominees have shown proof of good engineering and innovation through the optimized use of steel, something that surely made voting for a single favorite very difficult. However, with 2,315 votes – of the total votes of around 4,800 –, Austin Engineering and their revolutionary Two-Piece Mining Excavator Bucket, has emerged victorious.

The Two-Piece Mining Excavator Bucket represents a significant leap in innovation for the design, maintenance and safety of excavator buckets. It has a modular design and defined joint configuration between the upper and lower assemblies that allows for quick and efficient change-out during maintenance intervals. This clearly opens up for further bucket design innovations.

The People’s Choice Award was decided solely by the general public, who voted for their favorite Swedish Steel Prize finalists. The award plays no role in determining the actual winner of the Swedish Steel Prize.

Read more about Austin Engineering as well as the other finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019 at – and check back on Nov 14th to find out who the winner of the big award will be.