Komatsu Hybrid recognised by prestigious awards
Komatsu’s innovative and highly fuel efficient Hybrid excavator concept has been recognised by two prestigious Australian design awards held during July, the Komatsu Hybrid excavator was recognised with a Good Design accolade at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards held in Sydney and eleven days later on July 31, Komatsu received an Australian Business Award for Product Innovation for the research and development of its Hybrid Excavator.
The Australian International Design Awards is one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious design awards. With the aim to raise awareness of the value of good design in today’s marketplace and encourage greater demand for well-designed and sustainable products.
The Australian Business Award for Product Innovation recognises products that introduce a new idea, method, technology, process or application of commercial significance and/or benefit to the marketplace.
Komatsu’s Hybrid excavator, launched in Australia in May 2011, is the world’s first commercially viable hybrid earthmoving machine and the most environmentally sustainable machine in its class, consuming up to 40% less fuel than conventional excavators. It combines an internal combustion engine with a generator and electric motors, offering equivalent performance in breakout force and operating speed to a conventional Komatsu excavator – and is operated in exactly the same manner.
For more information visit: www.komatsu.com.au
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