The ultra-tough TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded an esteemed German Innovation Award for its Excellence in Business to Consumer in the Transport category, from the German Design Council – days after it was announced it had won a prestigious Red Dot design award in the Product Design 2020 category.  

TORSUS, in partnership with Werkemotion – an independent award-winning transportation and industrial design studio – designed the TORSUS PRAETORIAN, the world’s first heavy duty 4×4 off-road bus. Designed to transport personnel and equipment safely across the world’s harshest environments, the bus is based on an upgraded heavy-duty MAN chassis and is powered by MAN engines and drivetrain. From the Michelin off-road tyres, to the Line-X™ military grade coating on body parts, PRAETORIAN is engineered to take on any terrain, in any conditions, anywhere in the world.  

Founded by the German Bundestag in 1953, the German Design Council’s contests have been honouring design, brand and innovation achievements of international renown. Receiving 700 entries in 2020, the German Innovation Awards are designed to honour products and solutions across sectors, which differ from previous solutions mainly by being user-centred and offering added value.  

The German Innovation Awards make great achievements visible to a wide audience and ensure successful positioning in the market. To be an award winner, the jury select products based on innovations that advance the industry through their originality, implementation and effectiveness. 

Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of TORSUS said: “Everyone at TORSUS is extremely proud to accept the German Innovation Award for our iconic TORSUS PRAETORIAN – our second of the year – following the Red Dot award in the Product Design 2020 category. We would like to congratulate our partners at Werkemotion, as this award is as much theirs as it is ours. These awards prove that the skill and dedication of our staff and design partners at Werkemotion are second to none and, in turn, have helped produce the world’s toughest and most capable off-road bus.”   

Bystrík Míček, CEO and Design Manager of Werkemotion, said: “The TORSUS PRAETORIAN is a fantastic product and we are humbled by the reaction it has been getting from the world’s design 

councils. Congratulations are in order to Vakhtang, to the team at TORSUS and also to my colleagues in the WERKEMOTION design house on the prestigious German Innovation Award from the well-respected German Design Council.”   

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