Swedish Steel Prize, the SSAB international prize focused on engineering in the steel industry, for 20 years he has been attentive to reward excellences and innovations.
The 2018 edition has already the 4 finalists: CTE SpA is shortlisted!
The Prize jury has in fact revealed the 4 innovative design concepts using high-strength steel to reach maximum performance. The winner will be revealed in Stockholm next May 24th.
CTE is finalist with the innovative truck-mounted platform CTE MP 32.19: mounted on 7,5 ton truck, it reaches 32 m of working height, 19 m of outreach, 300 kg of basket capacity. Its main feature is the boom configuration, both telescopic and articulated, that allows excellent overcome and flexibility to work as pure telescopic. It is equipped with the innovative S3 Smart Stability System.
The judges said: “CTE Spa, Italy, has developed a small truck-mounted sky-lift of extraordinary versatility, height and reach. The compact boom system has a unique, elevated slewing mechanism that provides the added capability of maneuvering around corners, giving access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail. A carefully considered design as well as the optimization of all boom cross sections and use of high-strength steel made this possible”.
Eva Petursson, chair of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s strategic R&D, said “We have nominated four finalists with quite different perspectives on innovation that the jury found mind blowing. They range from completely new product features to applications that challenge traditional design by using modern materials”.
Roberto Fenner, CTE Operation Manager, declared after this important news: “CTE has always invested heavily in quality and reliability of its products based on new technical and constructive solutions. In recent years, all manufacturers have increasingly approached the technological limits of aerial working platforms. Nevertheless, thanks to the new high performance materials that allowed new design and production process technologies, CTE has succeeded in designing state-of-the-art machines such as the new CTE MP 32.19. This model, in addition to the innovative content it is equipped with, can also be fitted on vehicles that do not have excessive tonnage, while maintaining the characteristics of compactness and versatility that are unique to the sector. It therefore represents a synthesis of how CTE stands on the market and how the desire to innovate and team spirit at all levels can bring results at the highest levels of technology”.