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July 2022

Llorenç Freixanet, General Manager of Metalquimia, and Narcís Lagares Jr., Operations Manager, received the award in Essen (Germany)

METALQUIMIA presents its new SIGNATURE 4.0 line, winner of the prestigious RED DOT 2019 Design Award for BEST INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. Made up of the MOVIPLUS 4.0 injector, the TURBOMEAT 4.0 massage reactor and the TWINVAC 4.0 automatic whole muscle stuffer, the METALQUIMIA SIGNATURE 4.0 line represents a true innovation in automation, ergonomics, performance and productivity for the manufacture of cooked meat products.

RED DOT DESIGN AWARD is a highly prestigious award in international design, which rewards not only a very cutting-edge design, but also the maximum in excellence, quality, performance and ergonomics. It is granted by the Zentrum Nordheim Westfalen in Essen, Germany, and there are several different categories: product design, design agencies and design concepts. Since 1955, designers and producers around the world present their best designs. The winning designs are exhibited in the Red Dot museum in the former Zollverein coal mine.

In the words of Josep Lagares, executive president of METALQUIMIA, "it is very important to reflect on the significance of the RED DOT AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, since it enjoys great prestige and, therefore, will help us to position both the METALQUIMIA brand in general and the winning models in particular, within other sectors that have nothing to do with ours, thus providing additional added value to all our customers and users."

RED DOT is the most prestigious recognition in the field of design, and every year prestigious brands with highly acclaimed reputations such as Apple, Ferrari, Bosch or North Face are chosen to receive the award by a jury made up of an international committee of more than 40 experts and doctors in design. In this edition more than 9,000 products were presented in the 14 existing categories.