Season´s greetings 2015

We thank you for what we have achieved with our customers in an eventful 2014 but also for the trust you have placed in our creative and constructive skills. We are very proud of that and also very grateful!

We are looking forward to the new challenges in 2015 and to continuing successful partnerships.

The entire defortec team wishes you for the new year satisfaction, happiness and above all health.


"What else can one expect?!"

Dr. Ing. Thorsten Thümen, Manager Process Engineering & Systems, Ferromatik Milacron GmbH

"Design plays an increasingly important role in all areas. The task for the new design was to support the image change of Ferromatik and to create a unique brand identity. A key element of our success lies in the good and friendly cooperation with defortec. The collaboration is simple, constructive and solution oriented. The "wow factor" at the first presentation of the new products was more than positive and as a bonus on top of it, we have been awarded with the iF Product Design Award 2014 and a nomination at the German Design Award 2015. What else can one expect?! "


Design meets Technology

AMB will be the industry highlight in 2014 - in the middle of Europe´s leading high-tech region

The factor design for machinery is becoming increasingly important. Attractive design applies more than ever as an economic factor and as a corporate value. The need for a brand-strengthening design is more and more in the focus of machinery building companies. Design gives in addition to the functionality of the system key visuals and a high-quality brand image which plays an important role in the decision to buy a machine.

At AMB Stuttgart, the leaders of all known machine manufacturers meet. This year again the “art cube” of the mav magazin at the entrance of the exhibition center is their first meeting point.

Under the title "Design meets technology" defortec and other selected industrial design firms present excellent design, innovative ideas and intelligent solutions.

A fair team of defortec will be present over the entire trade fair. We appreciate your spontaneous visit and interesting discussions. If you want to make a personal appointment with us, please send an email to or log on to 071 57/72 11 20 8. You can find us in the art cube of the entrance area East, Booth E1-100.

Our customers Licon MT (Hall 5-D 56), Oerlikon (Hall 1-C 58) and Kurt Breuning IRCO Maschinenbau GmbH (Hall 3-C 38) for which we could already be active in the past, exhibit at the AMB also.

The international Exhibition for Metal Working AMB, is regarded as the leading industry event and ranks among the world's top 5 exhibitions for this industry. More than 1,300 exhibitors from almost thirty countries will present the latest developments and innovations in machine tools, precision tools and their associated products for metal cutting. Products and machines from the areas measuring systems and quality assurance, robots, workpiece and tool handling, etc. are also on show at AMB.

Lightweight construction and composites are the leading topics at AMB 2014.The areas automotive manufacture, aviation and mechanical engineering are hardly conceivable without composites. The processing of composites such as carbon is extremely demanding and often pushes technology to its performance limits. In order to process materials in line with market conditions, precision, long service lives, use of resources and energy efficiency are promoted. Tool manufacturers and mechanical engineers must confront these challenges and provide efficient solutions as this trend is playing an increasingly bigger role.


German Design Award 2015

defortec awarded with the “prize of prizes”.

The design of the layflat book binding machine smartliner240 by Palamides has been awarded for the third time. After the iF product design award 2014 and the Focus Open 2014, we now have received a Special Mention at the German Design Award for this development. This award, known also as the "prize of prizes" enjoys a special reputation in the industry and is organized annually by the German Design Council.

In addition to the awards in the categories, a "Special Mention" is a work that reveals particularly successful design aspects and handling solutions. During the jury process these products have received the most points, but have been put underneath the winner-products of the respective category. By the Special Mention the company is given a marketing tool to the hand, to communicate the high quality of the product to customers and trade.

The German Design Award enjoys an excellent reputation and is one of the most famous international design awards, as the German Design Council is one of the leading international centers of excellence for design. We are very excited about this award because capital goods are rarely rewarded with this design award. In this moment specials thanks to Palamides for their trust and the successful and pleasant cooperation.


VDID membership

The managing director of defortec GmbH, Dipl. Designers Stefan Grobe has now also become a member of the Association of German Industrial Designers VDID. After his activities has increased in associations, committees and other design-specific organizations the membership in this important design association had become necessary.

The VDID is the largest professional association of industrial designers. A union of representative, trained, qualified and professionally working industrial designers in Germany. The VDID was founded in 1959 as a professional association. A Membership in the VDID is expression of the proven professionalism of its member. Most important resource of the VDID are the comprehensive skills and great practical experiences of its members.

The objectives and tasks of the VDID stand for economic success and social security for independent and salaried members and the prospects of the next generation. Objectives are among others the continued support of the development of the profession as well as teaching the importance of industrial design for prosperity in business and society.

The duties of the VDID include the definition of the profession and the localization of discipline in economic policy context. This job description is the basis for alliances with neighboring disciplines and interest groups in the creative industries, the development of common goals and tasks.

VDID Codex of industrial designers - Adopted and published!
The VDID has developed the Codex for industrial designers. This was adopted in 2011 on the VDID General Assembly and was first published in printed form end of September 2012.

The VDID Codex of industrial designers formulates the roles of VDID members as active partners in business and society. The professional Code of VDID will not only serve its members as an orientation aid and reasoning, but also the contacts, clients and decision-makers in business and industry.