PONSSE’S Future Cabin, included in its new Scorpion harvester, has won a product design award in the internationally acclaimed Red Dot design competition.

The award in question was the Best of the Best award in the Product Design category, granted for the cabin’s innovative design. This was the highest recognition that could be achieved in the competition, awarded to the best products of the various award categories.

In February, Ponsse introduced to the market its new Scorpion harvester range. One of the most prominent changes is the new one-piece windscreen that extends to the roof of the cabin.

Juha Inberg, technology and R&D director at Ponsse, said: “The starting point for the development of the new Scorpion’s cabin was once again forest machine operators and their feedback. This discussion is extremely important to us, and we engage in it continuously as part of our everyday work.

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“The cabin workspace was modified to make it more practical and to develop it into a quiet workplace with a view to support the operator’s comfort and well-being. It is great that the cabin has received such an esteemed award for innovative design as well. Thanks for this award go to our customers, partners and all Ponsse employees.”

The Red Dot design competition is one of the most highly regarded design competitions in the world, with a history of more than 60 years. This is the second time that Ponsse has received the product design award, with the previous-generation Ponsse Scorpion harvester winning the same category in 2015.

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