Kubota’s market leading 5-tonne mini-excavator range has been recognised by the iF World Design Guide with the prestigious iF Design Award 2021 – the international label for outstanding product design.
The iF Design Award is an annual award ceremony that brings together the world’s best manufacturers, designers and architects who demonstrate innovative and outstanding design. The award ceremony is a truly global event, with this year’s awards attracting more than 10,000 entries from 52 countries.
A judging panel of independent design experts awarded Kubota’s range of mini-excavators the top prize in the construction machinery category, citing that the 5-tonne range provided a level of safety and cabin comfort unique in the mini-excavator market. The iF Design Award comes off the back of the 5-tonne range being awarded a Red Dot Award, another internationally recognised quality mark of design excellence.
The 5-tonne mini-excavator range consists of three models, the KX060-5, U56-5 and U50-5. Each model combines a compact design with advanced performance capabilities, with newly developed interiors and exteriors designed with the operator in mind to provide the ultimate handling experience.
Glen Hampson, Division Manager for Construction at Kubota, commented: “We take our position as the market leading manufacturer of mini-excavators very seriously and we constantly strive to set new standards in machinery performance and design. This desire to continually enhance our machinery has led us to our 5-tonne range and we are absolutely delighted to receive such a recognised and prestigious award for design.”