CTE finalist in steel awards

By Euan Youdale27 March 2018


The Swedish Steel Prize 2018 finalists.

The Swedish Steel Prize 2018 finalists have been named. They include Italy-based truck mount manufacturer CTE.

The four innovative design concepts in the awards shortlist, organised by Nordic and US-based steel manufacturer SSAB, have all been included for their use of high strength steel to achieve an optimum level of performance. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on 24 May.

CTE’s shortlisted entry is for its 32.19 truck mount, which the judges said has extraordinary versatility, height and reach. “The compact boom system has a unique, elevated slewing mechanism that provides the added capability of manoeuvring around corners, giving access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail. A carefully considered design as well as the optimisation of all boom cross sections and use of high-strength steel made this possible,” said the judges.

The other three shortlisted companies are JAK Metalli, Finland, for its unique chain crusher cutting principle for roadside vegitation; Mantella, Italy, for its unique new generation trailer; and Trufab Global, Australia, for its flexible and lightweight grain auger wagon that allows final assembly to be done on site.

Eva Petursson, chair of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s strategic R&D, commented, “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.” 

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