"The Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 beat more than 5,000 other entries. We accept this award with joy and pride. The iF Design Award recognises the high standards we constantly apply to the development of our tyres in terms of performance, safety, and efficiency – and which of course can be seen in their design as well," explains Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA.
The low profile tyre came out on top in the "Product" category and impressed the 58-person panel, made up of international design experts, on account of its design quality, innovation, safety, environmental compatibility, and other criteria.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5, offers a highly durable and fuel efficient trailer tyre that has been specially developed for volume transport. Its retreadable carcass improves the carbon footprint of transport companies and makes a positive contribution to sustainable and environmentally friendly goods transportation. Like all tyres from the German premium tyre manufacturer, the Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 was fully developed at the in-house design department based at Continental's site in Hanover-Stöcken. The design department develops the brand, application and segment-related design concept for all tyre ranges. It is the product designers’ aim to make the tyres’ technical characteristics visible in their designs. The designers also create a distinctive look for each tyre family, linking together all products in a tyre range. In addition, they make sure that the Continental brand can be recognised in each tyre.
The iF Design competition has been held annually by the iF International Forum Design GmbH since 1954. The award-winning products are honoured during the official award ceremony which this year will be held on February 26, 2016 at BMW Welt in Munich. As part of the award, the Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 will also be on display at the iF Design exhibition in Hamburg.
The Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 is characterised by a high load capacity and excellent service life. With an axle load of 9 tons and a low diameter, the profile of the trailer tyre allows the best use of the 3-metre internal load height, when used on the semitrailers of mega liners. The optimised tyre contour and balanced load distribution results in an even wear pattern on the trailer tyre and contribute to a long service life. Thanks to a 15 percent reduction in rolling resistance compared to its predecessor, the Conti Hybrid HT3 445/45 R 19.5 qualifies for the EU label "B" in the fuel efficiency category. This means the trailer tyre reduces fuel consumption in both regional and long-distance use.