CLAAS once again featured among the winners of the internationally renowned iF Design Award in 2016.
In the “Product” discipline, CLAAS has won the “Automobiles, Vehicles, Bikes” category for the Arion 400 tractor with Panoramic cab.
With its harvesting machines and tractors, CLAAS focuses not only on quality, reliability and efficiency, but also on developing a modern and functional design. CLAAS has been working with the industry designer Paul Budde from Münster for over 30 years, and he was the one who put the Arion 400 with Panoramic cab forward for the IF Design Award this year.
Thanks to the completely new Panoramic cab design, the Arion 400 has already won the “SIMA Innovation Award in Gold 2015”. The 2.41 m² one-piece windscreen, consisting of the windscreen itself and a glass roof, connected without a crossbeam, was the main challenge when designing the tractor according to Paul Budde: “Much like the striking engine bonnet, the new cab design is the only one of its kind on the market. The one-piece windscreen blends seamlessly into the roof area, providing the driver with an unrestricted view of the front loader at all times. All of the controls are geared towards the needs of the driver in a logical arrangement from a technical and functional point of view. The Arion 400 is a universal tractor with an interior and exterior design that reflect a high-quality machine with a reliable and comfortable workspace.”
The Arion 400 competed against more than 5000 submissions from 53 countries. The products are assessed based upon clear criteria in terms of design quality, processing and functionality. The jury’s assessment criteria also include environmental compatibility, safety, innovation and much more.