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.


defortec successfully in China

New development orders from China

defortec could successfully acquire new customers in China in the second quarter 2014. We are very excited about these interesting and challenging tasks in the capital goods sector. "The high motivation of Chinese companies to improve  and strengthen brands by good design is impressive," says Stefan Grobe, managing director of defortec GmbH.

After the first very successful presentations on site, we are optimistic to continue to expand our customer portfolio in Asia. The quality and professionalism of defortec work and the general reputation of German design in Asia makes the service of design development internationally more and more interesting.

To improve order processing, we founded an cooperation with a Chinese design office on spot, what offers good communication and professional handling of orders in China. "These new impressions of China are also for our own development of great value," said Stefan Grobe.


defortec is dual strengthening the team!

We are pleased to welcome two new employees to our team. Anja Egerland and Markus Schönecker will support us in the field of strategic productdesign.

Due to our very positive order situation and the growing international customer relations, we are able to extend our creative team by two new employees.

Anja Egerland studied engineering design at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal. The Master of Arts in Engineering Design provides an in-depth study of the technical design. Students are trained very early in practical cooperations in the field of design for investment goods. Mrs Egerland worked in her Master-Thesis intensively in the field of health and safety engineering in cooperation with the company Dräger in Lübeck.

Markus Schönecker studied Integrated Design Processes at the Coburg University and graduated as a product designer, Master of Arts. He focused his bachelor's and master's thesis on complex systems in the field of Medical Design. His thesis of a mobile dental unit for outdoor dental treatment received a special mention at the Lucky Strike Junior Design Award 2013. Prior to joining defortec he was hired by at-design in Fürth, working on design developments for Siemens in the areas of automation and healthcare.

We are pleased to welcome Anja Egerland and Markus Schönecker as new, knowledgeable employees.


Focus Open 2014 - Special Mention

Focus Open 2014 - Smartliner240 awarded with Special Mention

We are pleased that the Layflat bookbinding machine by Palamides received another design award. This time it is awarded by the Design Center Baden-Württemberg which evalutates  the design quality, functionality, innovation contents as well as the ergonomics and usability aspects. Intention of the competition is to identify trends in design scene and tracing innovative and progressive solutions. A further evidence for our work quality due to industrial plants that are rarely honoured  with the Focus Open Award.

The Focus Open - the International Design Award Baden Württemberg - is an integral part of the competitive landscape in Germany. Designers from around the world submit annually their most innovative products and concept solutions and face the competition for outstanding and sustainable design. The prestigious design award enjoys high reputation at home and abroad and is particularly appreciated for its reliability and non-commercial orientation.

The winning products will be awarded as part of a remarkable event in the cultural center of Ludwigsburg. Under the leadership of Christiane Nicolaus, Director of the Design Center Stuttgart , the FocusGold and Focus Silver will be awarded to the product managers. A special highlight will be the presentation of the Mia Seeger Prize 2014. This prestigious award honors young designers and is organized by the Mia Seeger Foundation.


Award Ceremony - Focus Open 2014

Kulturzentrum Ludwigsburg
Wilhelmstraße 9/1
71638 Ludwigsburg

26 September 2014
Admission: 6:30 p.m.
Start: 7 p.m.

Exhibition – Focus Open 2014

MIK – Museum Information Kunst
Eberhardstraße 1
71634 Ludwigsburg

Exhibition preview and opening reception
approximately 8:30-11:30 p.m.

27 September to 09 November 2014
daily from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Thursdays  from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m.
except public holidays
03 October and 01 November

Guided tours

Sunday,  28 September, 4 p.m.
Sunday,  19 October, 4 p.m.
Thursday, 06 November, 6:30 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition and
guided tours are free




Product family enriched by powerful allrounder.

The new machine EcoCWave fits perfectly into the system design of Dürr Ecoclean. The vast universal versatility for diverse applications labels this machine also as its clear appearance. The attractive design visualizes the process quality on the outside.

An additional advantage is the innovative installation engineering in combination with a minimal installation surface and an user-friendly handling.