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.


Designing new markets

Review German Brand and Design Congress

The German Design Council organized the 5th German Brand and Design Congress on 11-12 November 2013 in Stuttgart under the motto “Designing New Markets”. The congress realting to investment goods centered around successful internationalization strategies of German companies that focus on brand and design – in times of global markets, sustainable entrepreneurial success can be secured only through clear differentiation from the competitive environment. Small and medium-sized companies, which can strongly profit from a consistent design strategy, were especially addressed with questions around the quality promise Made in Germany, property rights, intercultural branding and employer branding.

The German Brand and Design Congress 2013 were sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg, and were organized in cooperation with the Design Center Stuttgart.

Impressions of the 5th German Brand and Design Congress.


New website

The brand new defortec internet appearance is online! is starts into the year 2014 with large images, clean layout, structured overview and extensive articles on the projects.
We are happy to present our successful and awarded products with more detailed information. Enjoy design in all its facets and be inspired. Also check the new glossary about substantial elements in design, to simplify and improve communication.


Looking for an intern

We offer an internship for the summer semester 2014 for students in the field of
industrial and product design.

Potential begin on 3.2.2014 for a period of 6 month.

Interns at defortec gain an excellent insight into the professional world of designing. You are part of an experienced team of product designer and product developer, and together with them but also on self-responsibility you are going to work on projects for well-known companies. You will be able to participate clients briefings, presentations and prototype reviews. Your field of work will cover analyzing, conception and elaboration of product development.

Desirable would be knowledge in 3D CAD Software such as SolidWorks, Rhinoceros or form-Z and the Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge in model making and talent in fast sketching is also a benefit. Furthermore we highly value innovative and technical thinking to create besides good design also new conceptual solutions. We offer our interns a good basic salary and later on fair adjustment.

Please call us or send your motivated and promising portfolio via online link or pdf to:


Looking for a new team member

As a result of our positive business development we are looking for a new team member
industrial designer f/m, from now on, permanent contract, (fulltime)

For further information, have a look at Jobs.