Technology group Wärtsilä ANCS’s NACOS Bridge Console System has been announced as the winner of the Red Dot 2023 Award for product design. The modular designed system features touch-screen operation, with adjustable height modules operated by motorised actuators. Its flexibility allows easier navigation and control for bridge personnel.
"We are immensely honoured to receive the prestigious Red Dot Award for our NACOS bridge console system. This recognition is a testament to our team's unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional design and innovative technologies. It reinforces our belief that great design has the power to enhance user experiences and push boundaries in the industry,” said Davide Lamparelli, Industrial Design Manager at Wärtsilä.
The Red Dot Award, administered by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany, is a prestigious international design competition with three disciplines: Product Design, Brands & Communication Design, and Design Concept. Each year, over 20,000 design professionals, companies, and organizations from 60+ countries/areas participate in this renowned competition.
The award was presented at the Red Dot Gala on June 19, 2023, in Essen, Germany. The NACOS bridge console design will be featured in the "Milestones in Contemporary Design" exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 2023 to May 2024.
Media contact for more information on this release:
Marketing and Communications Lead
Tel: +44 (0)7792 535 740
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Wärtsilä Portfolio Business in brief
Wärtsilä Portfolio Business units are run independently to accelerate performance improvement and unlock value through divestments or other strategic alternatives. Currently Portfolio Business includes Automation, Navigation & Control Systems (ANCS), Marine Electrical Systems and Water & Waste.
Automation, Navigation & Control Systems (ANCS) is a leading provider of innovative hardware and software technologies that transform the way vessels operate. Our goal is to ensure that vessels can perform their journeys safely, efficiently, and in compliance with industry regulations. With a rich history of pioneering maritime technologies that have defined industry benchmarks, our offering includes easy-to-operate integrated navigation and automation systems, sensors which enhance safety and situational awareness, and Dynamic Positioning systems.