Case Study

The Tarvos winch of the internationally active manufacturer ROTZLER skillfully differentiates itself from its competitors and sets new benchmarks in the range of hydraulic cable systems. From a formal perspective the winch stands out through its technical and holistic but also soft and pleasant appearance.

strong product identity
intelligent design system
design for technology

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The human-robot cooperation MRK shows the future in the field of assembly technologies. This new technique allows direct cooperation between man and machine. The sensitive robotic technology perceives the people and actively differs from him in a possible collision. The tool, developed and produced by defortec, is used for the assembly of car doors by Daimler AG.

vision and innovation
ergonomics and safety
design for technology

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Design development, prototyping and production of a complex housing system for an assembly robot of TecFabrik Daimler AG. The soft basic shape gives this revolutionary technology a sympathetic and trustful expression, which supports the interaction human and robot.

pioneering technology
human robot collaboration
design for technology

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Dürr EcoCCore, industrial cleaning machine, awarded with the design award Baden-Württemberg, Focus Open Silver 2013. „The reduced formal expression lends the entire machine an architectural and elegant appearance. The transparent housing enables an easy security machine check while passing, also with a reduced headcount.“
- Jury decision, Focus Open, design award Baden-Württemberg 2013 -

defortec creates
unique industrial design.
design for technology

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German eForensics GmbH, Eviscan - contactless forensic scanner - EVISCAN - an integrated laboratory workplace for dactyloscopy, the method of forensic analysing and saving.
„This scanner, with its contemporary radiused edges, features an impressive, puristic exterior design. It conveys easy use and reliable results.“ - Statement by jury of reddot design Award 2012 -

Inspiring products
visually and functionally
design for technology

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Palamides smartliner240 - professional book-binding machine with the revolutionary, layflat technology. The design concept of smartliner240 offers large transparent glass areas for exciting insights into the book processing and convinced finally with an attractive overall impression.

Inspiring technology
Faszinating appearance
design for technology

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„Design can follow many approaches - creating a useful product despite very few possibilities to fulfill the requirements. A classic low-cost-product, which is produced competitive in the south of Germany. Simply that is already a challenge in itself.
- about Nixwielicht -

Design development
and cost awareness
design for technology

Case Study

Highspeed machining center Licon LiFlex II 444
The design concept highlights the powerfull dynamik of the machine, creates an improvement in ergonomics and use and became therefore brandshaper for Licon mt.

Shaping unique brands
Creating company values
design for technology

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Development of a complex user interface for Dürr Ecoclean. High security during the process is achieved by an easy operation. Intuitive and self-explanatory, for fast and easy handling.

Usability by interface design
Intuitive handling
design for technology

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The PulseBoreCenter manufactured by Dürr Ecoclean shows a significant step towards optimized activation of cylinder bores by high-pressure water jets. The realization in the cubic and precise frame-design concept of all new Dürr products draws the attention to the process chamber. Likewise, the grey-tinted minderal glass allowes the perfect monitoring of the inner processes.

Fascinating insights in
refined technologies
design for technology

Das defortec Designbüro entwirft und realisiert herausragendes Industriedesign.
design for technology

About us

The defortec - design for technology GmbH is one of Germanys leading industrial design and product development agencies with focus on design of capital goods. Furthermore we provide innovation development, engineering and user interface design.

We create custom-made industrial design solutions for our clients from all technology sectors, e.g. the plastics or the metal working industry, the photovoltaic sector, the security business and the medicine sector.

Thereby we offer interdisciplinary know how, which enhances our design projects and provides innovative and successful products for our clients.

One of the special competences of defortec is the accomplishment of economical realization while the process of developing design concepts. Our special focus - design to cost - represents intelligent design, which leads to reduction of our clients production costs and shows a rapid profitability.

As an interdisciplinary design agency our passion is designing and developing innovative technical products. Our competence in design is based on 15 years of experience in various projects, a high sensitivity of design, market knowledge and intersectional knowhow in engineering.

The main focus of successful design development is for defortec, to shape emotionally and individually products with brand specific but unique identities. The products of our clients have a clear design idiom and a high factor of recognition.
Our design creates values for our clients and makes innovation visible. We identify and optimize operating processes, create security and confidence in the new product and improve ergonomics and process technologies.

Successful and pleased clients as well as 40 international design awards like the red dot design award and iF product design award prove the quality of our work.


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