Online-portfolio 2014

Our updated portolio 2014 is ready for download.

Get an overview about the potentials of defortec. We create visionary design for products by smart solutions for our customers success. Beside product and user interface design, we have years of experience in capital goods design and in developing design for technical products.

By our design to cost approach we achieve optimum design results and at the same time economical feasibility. From laboratory devices to injection moulding machines - we are professionals in developing high-tech design.

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Dürr Ecoclean presents EcoCWave

High operating flexibility plus low energy and space demand - See more at:

High operating flexibility plus low energy and space demand plus an impressive visual appearance.

The innovative machine generation EcoCWave developed for cleaning parts with aqueous media will
be introduced for the first time at the fair parts2clean. Key features of the EcoCWave are universal application capabilities ranging from coarse to fine cleaning, plus its minimized footprint as well as its optimized cleaning quality while cutting per-unit costs.


To discover at parts2clean from 24-26th June  2014 located at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre.
Dürr Ecoclean GmbH - Hall 5 - Stand C18/D17


New Expert for the defortec team

We are lucky to welcome Markus Cermak as a new team member. With his expertise in the fields of machine design, product and user interface design, he will be enriching the creative team.

Due to defortecs very positive and stable business situation we are able to expand our team by a competent industrial designer again.

Markus Cermak studied at the prestigious University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd and graduated in July 2009 with his Bachelor of Arts. He already gathered working experience in the agency PanikRuhdorfer Designpartner and DesignTech as industrial designer.  His field of activity included all phases of the design process - from the initial idea through the conception and drafting up to support and moderation. He also worked as tutor and freelancer for various design agencies and received an iF concept award for his bachelor thesis IBEX - selfadaptive t-bar.

The quality of our employees is the key to the quality of our service which we always try to improve. We are glad that Mr. Cermak has chosen us as his employer.


VDI committee gains new expert

Graduated designer Stefan Grobe joins the technical committee of the german industrial design engineering society.

The technical committee is concerned with the revision of a directive from 1986. This directive achieves increasingly importance for industrial designers and engineers.

Due to the rapidly advancing implementation of the factor design during the entire development phase, it is necessary to adapt the VDI / VDE 2424 to today's requirements and future development processes. Because only the early and professionally coordinated integration of the factor design ensures the medium and long-term market success of developed products.

Graduate designer Stefan Grobe enriches with his technical expertise the VDI committee that is currently dealing with the basic work for the development of the new directive. Among other things this directive includes the human-product interaction , influences of industrial design in the product development process and the organizational integration and function of design in a company.

Besides Stefan Grobe, the experts of the technical committee are:

Paul Budde // Budde Industrie Design
Ralf Simon King // Fraunhofer IPA
Jochen Denzinger // ma ma Interactive System Design
Jens Krzywinski // TU Dresden
Raoul Dinter // Agilent Technologies
Gerhard Reichert // HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Andreas Enslin // Miele & Cie. KG
Gerin Trautenberger // departure

Werner Paulussen // PAULUSSEN Design und Consulting
Christian Zimmermann // LMU München

Jürgen Rambo // Daimler AG
Thomas Maier // Universität Stuttgart
Andreas Schmieg // Andreas Schmieg Design 
Robert Watty // Hochschule Ulm

Lutz Gathmann // Lutz Gathmann Design + Produktsicherheit 
Dieter Moll // VDI e.V.


iF design award 2014

defortec could clear four iF product design awards 2014!

The winners are High-speed machining center - Liflex II444 - from Licon, Industrial cleaning machine - EcoCCore - from Dürr, Lay flat book binding machine - smartliner240 - from Palamides and Injection molding machines - F-series - and - Elektron-series - from Ferromatik Milacron.

Togehther with our customers we are very proud about this awards and we take the opportunity to thank all the involved development teams for the successful cooperation.

The awards ceremony – the iF design awards night 2014 – is to take place during Munich Creative Business Week, on 28 February 2014. The iF gold awards for outstanding design skills will be announced at the awards ceremony where the gold award winners will receive their iF gold trophy, designed by Herbert H. Schultes.

Over more than 60 years, the iF design award recognizes outstanding design by a jury of international experts with an design, industrial or educational background. The huge international iF design award reputation of is owing on high quality competition entries.

The award winners from all iF design awards 2014 are on show in the comprehensive iF ONLINE EXHIBITION at the iF website: This includes both the current iF design award winners and those from earlier years. Products are presented with images and descriptions and with information on manufacturers and designers: a one-of-its-kind archive of design history.