Following its success at the iF Design Awards, the Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tyre has won another award – the renowned "Red Dot: Best of the Best" design award. The international Red Dot jury gave the award in the product design category to the low profile Continental tyre in sizes 445/45 R 19.5 and 435/50 R 19.5 for its incomparable design quality and ground breaking construction. Continental's premium tyre, which was specially developed for use on mega liners, is now one of the most highly praised trailer tyres on the market.
Commenting on the recent award, Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tyres EMEA said: "The Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 and 435/50 R 19.5 were assessed by an independent expert jury of 41 specialists from around the world who were looking for innovation, technical quality, functionality, and environmental impact. The "Red Dot: Best of the Best" award is recognition at the highest level for the trailer tyre's excellent product design. We are delighted that the standards that are always at the heart of our tyre development have been specially recognised, and we are just as proud to accept this second award as we were the iF Design Award."
Receiving more than 17,000 submissions every year, the Red Dot Design Award is one of the best-known design competitions in the world. The prize is also seen internationally as recognition at the highest level of outstanding product design and has been run by the Design Zentrum in North Rhine-Westphalia since 1955. As well as being published in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the award-winning products will also be displayed in the Red Dot Design Museum. Winners will be officially presented with their awards at the Red Dot Gala on July 4, 2016 in the Aalto Theater in Essen.
With their award-winning design, Continental's Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 and 435/50 R 19.5 are high-mileage, fuel-saving trailer tyres, which thanks to their low diameter and high load capacity, are particularly of use on the semitrailers of mega liners for long-distance transport. The optimised contour of the low profile tyre, with its "B"-grade EU fuel efficiency label, produces a uniform wear pattern and high mileage. With its retreadable carcass, the premium tyre from Continental makes a valuable contribution to the sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation of goods.