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Sumitomo wins prestigious GOOD DESIGN BEST 100 awards


Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has won the Good Design Award 2014 sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion for its two products. The awarded products are Minimum Swing Radius Hydraulic Excavator "SH135X-6" and its Safety Operating Support System "Field View Monitor," furthermore "SH135X-6" was selected for the Good Design Best 100 products. Model name "SH145X-6" in Australian market and model name "145X3" under the Link-Belt brand in North American market are same models as "SH135X-6".

The Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design "G Mark", the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design. In 2014, a total of 3,601 designs were entry, among which the highest scoring 100 were named to the Good Design Best 100.

Good Design Best 100 "SH135X-6":

Minimum Swing Radius Hydraulic Excavator

Field View Monitor