Ekato mixing systems are the gold standard in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries. The Unimix family for liquid to highly viscous mixtures has now been given a technical upgrade, for which defortec has developed a new design concept



production plant

design for industry



It is not only chip production that requires the purest process water, which must be permanently analyzed in real time. The new, modular Ovivo measuring device continuously scans the water for different particle sizes. defortec has not only developed the industrial design of the devices, but also the complex interface.




design for industry


The new smart scanner series from Voith ensures constant control of the produced paper web and enables the papermaker to obtain real-time information about the production result and the paper quality. Fully networked it enables Papermaking 4.0.



corporate design

design for productivity


Surface spectroscopy is suitable for precisely analyzing materials both qualitatively and quantitatively. With the high-tech EnviroMetros machine, the new method leaves the laboratory scale for the first time. The tech company Specs brought the defortec team on board to design the system.



surface analysis

design for Innovation

Pipes without end: The modular BC Line 160 extrusion line produces plastic pipes for a wide variety of applications in diameters up to 630 millimeters. The design gives the Battenfeld-Cincinnati components a homogeneous as well as precise appearance, optimizes operation, maintenance and, last but not least, cost efficiency.

inndustrial design

systems design

design for industry

Designed for a harsh environment: The InfibraFiner paper fiber conditioner is easy to clean, visually quiet, very user-friendly thanks to the smartlight, and formally based on our "Papermaking Vision" for the manufacturer Voith Paper.

innovation design

machinery design

design for technology

The Voith company from Heidenheim stands for innovation and the highest quality standards in the field of paper production. In order to be able to visualize these values in future projects in the long term, defortec created a futuristic design study for the paper machine of the future. The result is the "Voith Vision", a visionary paper machine with a strong focus on design and user experience.

Visionary design

Design study

design for technology


A dental implant solves many a problem. But only if the surface of the blank has been treated accordingly. This is done by "Batch D", a complex system from Rena Technologies. The ergonomic and process-oriented industrial design comes from defortec.

Surface technology

Ergonomic Design

User centered design


Industrial design for maximum usability: defortec develops a complex diagnostic device for car workshops for Hella Gutmann. mega macs X is a real professional device with extremely well thought-out functional details and a brand-appropriate look.

Diagnosis device

Usability Design

design for professionals

Industrial design in its purest form: Combiloop CL6 G, a typical peripheral machine for production visualizes its outstanding qualities with an independent design language. defortec develops a self-confident design for Müller Hydraulik - optimizes operating sequences and sets the starting point for a comprehensive design strategy.

Process Performance

Systemic Design

design for maintenance

Around 250 million people worldwide suffer from histamine intolerance and have to abstain from certain foods. Defortec was a partner in a research project that conducted a feasibility study for a compact and intuitively usable rapid test device.

Innovation + Design

Process Design

design for healthcare

The Dieffenbacher company has set a new benchmark with the development of their tailored blank line for the production of thermoplastic carbon fibre parts. The new design was tailored to several lines, differentiates the Dieffenbacher brand from the competition and stands for high-quality product solutions in the manufacture of lightweight components.

Corporate Identity

Systemic Design

design for technology

The DÜRR AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) shows the future of industrial conveyor technology. The AGV moves individual components and entire carbodies separately and flexibly, instead of using a linear conveyor system as was previously the case. They move without rails or contact loops, are freely programmable like robots and can therefore be controlled completely autonomously. 


autonomous driving

elegant design

design for technology


A technological innovation not only in pandemic times: A device using a patented procedure to clean the air from viruses, bacteria and fungi. The US american company Synexis LLC had their new generation of health devices extensively designed by the defortec team.

innovation design

hygiene technology

design for health

The new PreMon Monitoring System by Intravis Vision Systems uses innovative technology in order to revolutionize the preform inspection sector. Transparent, opaque and translucent preforms are being positioned and inspected by several cameras in high speed while maintaining a very small machine footprint, making the PreMon system a versatile addition to every preform production line.

innovative technology 

modern design

design for technology

The new MULTISHIFT laser machine by ACSYS Lasertechnik uses advanced technology to make the fully automated production of laser engraved, cut, structured and marked parts more efficient and precise. An integrated robotic arm positions the blank parts accurately before being engraved by a laser beam that is justified by multiple high-precision cameras producing flawless final products in short time.

precise manufacturing 

unique design

design for technology


Humans are at the center of attention when it comes to developing a user interface in mechanical engineering. The industrial-suited control panel of Acsys Lasertechnik follows this idea and accommodates the operator with height adjustability and touch-sensitive surfaces.

ergonomic design

high tech processing

design for technology

By redesigning their extensive series of urban sanitation and cleaning vehicles, Qunfeng meets the requested standards based in the newly established, stricter environment protection laws in China. This innovative series offers substantial solutions for all urban cleaning and sanitation tasks while fitting the urban environment perfectly with their modern appearance.

environmental consciousness

meets corporate design

design for technology

The Tarvos snatch block is used to increase the power of winches and doubles their drag force to up to 60 tons. It is used in emergencies or for pulling of heavy machinery in case that the winch itself cannot provide the necessary force.


powerful and lightweight

usability through design
design for technology

The DÜRR RoDip E® is an autonomous robotic system to carry and rotate car bodies in the process of electro-dip painting. This system allows the operator to move the carbody and adjust it according to the individual shape of the car. By using RoDip E® the consumption of space and paint can be reduced massively while still increasing the quality of the paint layer greatly.


high design quality
efficient handling
design for technology

Dieffenbacher's Fiberforge is the world's fastest production line for the production of thermoplastic carbon fiber components. This highly innovative technology is particularly emphasized by its design. The dynamic and clear lines and the resulting distinctive appearance stand out clearly from the competitors.

innovative technology
dynamic appearance
design for technology

Human-robot-cooperation (HRC) marks a new milestone for the production in the automotive sector. Daimler AG introduces this technology to make their manufacturing lines more efficient by letting this vehicle execute complex tasks like sorting and passing small elements to the integrated robotic arm which executes assembling processes that aren't ergonomically fit for humans.

human robot cooperation
futuristic technology
design for technology

Defortec developed this revolutionary laboratory device for cell analysis for the Venneos GmbH from Stuttgart - a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute. Especially the intuitive handling was in the foreground in the development. Defortec assumed the complete development from the design, the construction up to the prototype series.

intuitive operation
innovative cell analysis
design for technology

The winch Tarvos of the internationally active manufacturer ROTZLER differentiates itself clearly from the competitors and sets a new benchmark in the area of hydraulic rope systems. This innovative winch series convinces with its great handling and its quiet and professional appearance.

strong product identity
convincing design system
design for technology

The human-robot cooperation MRK shows the future in the field of assembly technologies. This new technique allows direct cooperation between man and machine. The sensitive robotic technology perceives the people and actively differs from him in a possible collision. The tool, developed and produced by defortec, is used for the assembly of car doors by Daimler AG.

vision and innovation
ergonomics and safety
design for technology

EnviroESCA is the first electron spectroscope to automatically analyze and evaluate surfaces under real environmental conditions. Defortec developed the appearance for all EnviroESCA system components. The asymmetrical front emphazises the core function of this professional and high-quality appearing laboratory system.

revolutionary technology
laboratory device design
design for technology

Dürr EcoCCore, industrial cleaning machine, awarded with the design award Baden-Württemberg, Focus Open Silver 2013. „The reduced formal expression lends the entire machine an architectural and elegant appearance. The transparent housing enables an easy security machine check while passing, also with a reduced headcount.“
- Jury decision, Focus Open, design award Baden-Württemberg 2013 -

defortec creates
unique industrial design
design for technology

German eForensics GmbH, Eviscan - contactless forensic scanner - EVISCAN - an integrated laboratory workplace for dactyloscopy, the method of forensic analysing and saving.
„This scanner, with its contemporary radiused edges, features an impressive, puristic exterior design. It conveys easy use and reliable results.“ - Statement by jury of reddot design Award 2012 -

inspiring products
visually and functionally
design for technology

Development of a complex User-Interface-Design for Dürr Ecoclean. Strong process safety is accomplished by introducing simple handling to the operator. The Interface leads the user with its self-explaining structure making it very easy and fast to use.

usability meets interface
intuitive touch surface
design for technology

Das defortec Designbüro entwirft und realisiert herausragendes Industriedesign.
design for technology

About us

The defortec - design for technology GmbH is one of Germanys leading industrial design and product development agencies with focus on design of capital goods as well as medical and laboratory devices. Furthermore we provide innovation development, engineering and user interface design.

We create custom-made industrial design solutions for our clients from all technology sectors, e.g. the plastics or the metal working industry, the photovoltaic sector, the security business and the medical sector.

Thereby we offer interdisciplinary know how, which enhances our design projects and provides innovative and successful products for our clients.

One of the special competences of defortec is the accomplishment of economical realization while the process of developing design concepts. Our special focus - design to cost - represents intelligent design, which leads to reduction of our clients production costs and shows a rapid profitability.

As an interdisciplinary design agency our passion is designing and developing innovative technical products. Our competence in design is based on 20 years of experience in various projects, a high sensitivity of design, broad market knowledge and intersectional knowhow in engineering.

For defortec the main focus of a successful design development is to shape emotionally and individually products with brand specific but unique identities. The products of our clients have a clear design idiom and a high factor of recognition.

Our design creates values for our clients and makes innovation visible. We identify and optimize operating processes, create security and confidence in the new product and improve ergonomics and process technologies.

Successful and pleased clients as well as 50 international design awards like the red dot design award and iF product design award prove the quality of our work.

As an additional service, we offer complex model making and prototype construction as an integral part of our developments or as a direct service for other companies. This creates attractive exhibition models as well as operating product prototypes. We also have extensive experience in these areas.

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