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xetto® / Transport system


Discipline: Product


Discipline: Product

Loading heavy materials or components on vehicles traditionally requires several pieces of equipment, e.g. a forklift and pallet truck. xetto® reduces this to one piece of equipment only, which can be operated by one person. Thanks to its sophisticated kinematics, it can move loads both vertically and horizontally and automatically load them on vehicles. Effortless lifting and lowering of loads is carried out scissor-wise, using a battery-powered micro-hydraulic system. A solid floor unit, which can be stored in the chassis for horizontal movements, keeps the xetto® safely in place. Lifting to a height of approx. 1 m takes only 16 s.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Practical Use, Usability / Ergonomics

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry

  • TARGET REGIONS Europe, North America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME other period:: 42 months


This is a simple transport solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises, a 180-degree change in the conception of how to unload and move cargo. The design answers a lot of complex questions with a simple approach. The complete Xetto branding is consistently implemented in this product: a perfect orchestra of obvious product management, marketing and design.
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HOERBIGER Automotive Komfortsysteme GmbH
Schongau, Germany

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