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TechnoAlpin and the South Tyrol Industrial Design office MM Design win best product design

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Mountain Technology,

The TR8 fan gun impressed the 67 members of the independent international panel of expert judges with its operation and design.

TechnoAlpin has been working with the Bolzano-based company MM Design for years. “Here in South Tyrol we have many talented companies which provide outstanding services at international level,” said Erich Gummerer, CEO of TechnoAlpin. “This is now also reflected in winning the prestigious iF Design Award. We are convinced that our expertise and the combination of our alpine roots with international ambition are the key to our joint success.”

TechnoAlpin is familiar with the challenges of ski resorts. Informed by its connection to winter sports, TechnoAlpin has an understanding of the needs and demands of its customers. The same factors prompted the decision to work with the Bolzano-based company MM Design. Just as the technology of the machines is geared to the demands of ski resorts, the functional design also caters to the requirements and combines the operating principle of the TR8 with ease of use.

Both the drive technology and the entire housing of the snow producer have been completely redesigned. The main aim is to simplify the work of the snowmakers while simultaneously increasing efficiency. “The design of the TR8 is a stylistic expression of the combination of functions needed by such a complex machine. Not only is it a milestone in terms of style but it also speaks an evolutionary design language formed at TechnoAlpin, the leader in this sector,” said Alex Terzariol, director of MM Design.

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