A SHEETFED offset press from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg ) recently won the Silver Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The press prints 18,000 sheets per hour on a broad spectrum of materials and on paper formats up to 75 cm x 105 cm.
It is used by industrial print shops in the commercial and packaging sectors, which at high capacity utilisation levels can gain significant economic benefits from its speed, high level of automation, and efficient operation.
At a ceremony held to mark the opening of the Frankfurt Trade Show “Ambiente”, parliamentary state secretary Dagmar Wöhrl presented the certificate to Dr Jürgen Rautert, management board member responsible for engineering and manufacturing at Heidelberg, and Björn Wilke, who was responsible for designing the press.
An international panel of ten experts selected 25 from 868 nominated products.
Five of these received the Gold Design Award and 20 products were given the Silver Design Award.
The German Design Prize is the Federal Republic of Germany's official design award and is bestowed each year by the German Design Council on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology. It celebrates outstanding product and communication design. It is often referred to as the “award of the awards” as products are only nominated if they have already received a national or international design award.