SaMoTer Innovation Award winners announced
By Leila Steed30 January 2020
The winners of the 23rd SaMoTer Innovation Awards have been announced following an award ceremony held in Verona, Italy.
Accolades for the International Technical Innovation Competition were awarded in eight categories to a total of 13 companies.
MINI – Wacker Neuson – EZ17e model
MIDI – Kobelco – SK75SR-7 model
CONSTRUCTION – Hidromek – HMK230LC -H4 model. In addition, the company also received SaMoTec’s Design Award for the construction category excavator.
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS – Bobcat – Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control (A-SAC) system
MEDIUM – Hyundai Construction Equipment – HL960A model
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS – Liebherr – active personnel detection for accident prevention system
COMPACT – Merlo – E-Worker model
HIGH CAPACITY – Magni telescopic handlers – RTH 6.51 model
Simex – TFC 400 continuous milling-cutting machine
Doosan – X-Centre system
Blend – robo levelling vehicle
JMG – MC50000RE articulated crane
OilSafe – clean cabinet equipment
Organised by VeronaFiere in partnership with the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE), SaMoTer also gave Special Mentions to three other companies.
Asalift for its accessory Zainomotore in the industrial applications category, Edilmag for its software application I-Link 4.0 and, in the attachments category, and Trevi Benne for its back-dump excavator bucket.
The winners were chosen by a jury of university professors, researchers, technicians and industry experts.
Its members included Costantino Radis (specialist journalist and Chairman), Massimo Bardissone (mechanical engineer), Elena Lovera (entrepreneur), Michela Magnanimo (nuclear engineer), Jean Noël Onfield (technical journalist), Sebastiano Pelizza (emeritus professor), Marco Prosperi (specialist in the rental sector), Massimiliano Ruggeri (researcher) Alberto Seco (industrial designer) and Lucas Manuel Varas Vilachàn (technical journalist).