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Hidromek wins German Design Award for electric wheeled excavator

New zero-emission, 100% electric HICON 7W part of company’s long-term plan for equipment of the future

Turkish construction equipment manufacturer Hidromek has won the German Design Award 2020 for its HICON 7W fully-electric wheeled excavator.

The 100% electric HICON 7W was developed by Hidromek with the goal of specialisation in the electric construction equipment category of the future, said a statement from the Turkish company. The machine stands out with its smart, economic and eco-firendly features and, with its zero emissions and compact dimensions, is especially uselful in job-sites located in urban centres.

Among the innovative features of the HICON 7W is its ‘Environmental Safety System’, which promotes safe driving and working in congested city job-sites by relaying informatin about the surroundings to the operator with a rear screen

Hidromek first exhibited the prototype of the HIOCN 7W at Bauma 2019 earlier this year, where the new machine attracted great attention with its innovative features. The company said that now the new machine has been declared a winner at one of the most distinguished design competitions in the world – the German Design Award. The competition is organised every year by the German Design Council, one of the world’s leading competence centres for industrila design, and grants prizes to projects that make pioneering contributions to the area of international design.

Hidromek said it kept up its winning streak at the competition for the seocnd year running after its HMK 640 WL wheeled loader had bagged the win in its category at the German Design Award 2018. The Turkish manufacturer had also received a ‘Special Mention’ in 2017 for its HMK 600 MG motor grader. With this latest win, the company has increased the number of its design awards to 18 in the 41 years that it has been in business.

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