For over 60 years, the iF Design Award has been recognized all over the world as a label of design excellence, identifying outstanding achievements in design.
"Thorough research and a tight cooperation between R&D and our Industrial Design Team has been success factors in the development of the new LT Rammers," says Fredrik Hägglund, Manager Technical Development Light Compaction Equipment. "With astrong user focus, we managed to increase the balance of the machine, making it extremely easy to handle."
The new Atlas Copco LT Rammers are designed for compaction work in confined areas. The product is a result of research and customer input. One of the major improvements is the slimmer design that facilitates handling. For example the visibility is considerably enhanced. In order to get full visibility of the foot, the operator needs to lean 50 % less to the side. The user grip area is increased by 300 % for better control. Improved safety, reduced weight, high compaction efficiency and ergonomics are other user-friendly features that the jury found appealing.
"Easy service is a high priority for our customers. With the new design we have managed to meet those high expectations.And even though receiving the iF Product Design Award was an honour, the real joy lays in the knowledge that we can offer our customers a great product." concludes Fredrik Hägglund.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.
Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco's Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. Products are marketed and sold under several brands through a worldwide sales and service organisation. The division is headquartered in Essen, Germany, and has production units in Europe, India and Asia.