SaMoTer Innovation Award winners announced

By Leila Steed30 January 2020

SaMoTer_Innovation Award for Wacker Neuson EZ17e

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).


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