2 x iF Design Award 2017 for defortec

Defortec is honored with two iF Product Design Awards 2017. Together with our customers we are happy about the awarded projects and we want say thank you all involved development teams and partners for the successful cooperation.

Defortec is awarded twice with one of the world's most prestigious design awards. The lift family MAPOWER II of MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG and the mounting system LeanFit of Daimler AG were awarded this year for handling and design. With this award, defortec has already received 14 iF design awards with this award and received more than 50 international design awards.

This award ceremony - the iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT - will take place on March 10, 2017 in the BMW Welt in Munich. All prizes will be awarded this evening and the winners of the iF GOLD AWARDS will receive their prizes personally on stage.

The iF DESIGN AWARD is valid since 1953 as an internationally recognised label for outstanding design achievements. It serves designers as an acknowledgment of their abilities and as a meaningful reference. For companies, an award with the iF Design Award is an effective marketing tool as well as a key to new markets.

This year, 5575 excellent competition entries were submitted and the silver and gold award winners have been selected. In March, all award winners can be found in the iF World design guide.


Usability is everything

The Compamed Magazine interviewed Dipl. Designer Stefan Grobe on the subject "Design of medical devices: usability is everything."

The CEO of defortec GmbH, Stefan Grobe, gives insights into the practice of the design of medical devices and why each product represents a welcome challenge. The interview features important aspects of a successful product development within the field of medical design also as a short view in medical technology trends and international influences.

"The product has a much greater chance, the sooner a designer contributes to it!"

Read the entire interview with Dipl. Designer Stefan Grobe: Why is aesthetics not everything and why are aspects such as security, reliability and good handling in medical design much more important.


Model making and prototypes

New portfolio for model making and prototype construction online.

Get an overview of defortecs performance. In addition to visionary industrial design, we also offer model making and prototype construction as service. With our professionally equipped workshop and our expertise, we are able to produce quickly and perfectly prototypes, functional and design models.

We create models with a high degree of precision, great know-how and we pay attention to details. This ensures fascinating pre-production models for your presentation or your functional tests.

Download our model making portfolio as PDF here.



Once again, Dipl. Designer Stefan Grobe, Managing Director of defortec GmbH, was called for the jury of the IF design award.

The IF design award has been recognized as an internationally label for outstanding design services since 1953. For designers, an award serves as an acknowledgment of their abilities, a meaningful reference and as a medium of communication. For companies, an award with the IF design price is an effective marketing tool. More than 5000 competition entrys are submitted each year. The IF awards enjoys a huge international reputation.

In the period from 24. Until the 26. Of January 2017, the contest entries submitted in the fields of product, packaging, communication, service as well as interior design and architecture will be evaluated in Hamburg. About 60 well-known experts from more than 20 countries choose the award winners according to a clearly structured process based on established criteria.

After the judging, the award ceremony – the IF design award night – will take place on 10. March 2017 in the BMW Welt in Munich. Following the award ceremony, all the prize winners of the IF design awards 2017 will be shown in the comprehensive IF online exhibition on the IF website Both, the IF winners this year and the prize winners of the past 64 years can be found here. In this online exhibition, you will find pictures and text as well as information about manufacturers and designers – an archive of design history par excellence.


METAV 2016 – Power Your Business

On the 25th and 26th of February, defortec will exhibit the latest product developments on the 19th International Fair for Metal Working – METAV 2016, in Düsseldorf. We are looking forward to your visit.


METAV 2016 launches the 19th international fair for technologies in metal working in Düsseldorf from the 23rd until the 27th of February under the slogan “Power Your Business“.


The metal working fair displays manufactoring technologies in a user-oriented way. The focus will be put on following topics: automotive industry, machine and facility construction, aeronautics and astronautics, medical engineering, energetic and environmental technology, fine mechanics and optics, electrical engineering and many more.


defortec will take part in the fair on the 25th and 26th of February 2016 and will be found at the stand 

of the Association of German Industrial Designers – VDID where we exhibit our newest product developments as we will also present ourselves in the INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FORUM


We are looking forward to your visit in hall 15 / E04.