Pacvac’s Velo wins Australian Good Design Award

Pacvac's latest backpack vacuum cleaner, Velo, named a winner at the Australian Good Design Awards.

Pacvac’s latest backpack vacuum cleaner, Velo, has been named the winner at the Australian Good Design Awards.

The Australian Good Design Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards in the world, showcasing Australian excellence in design and innovation to a global audience since 1958.

Recognised by the World Design Organisation (WDO) as Australia’s leading international design endorsement and promotion program, the awards cover more than 30 categories and sub-categories across 12 design disciplines.

“The Good Design Award Winner accolade is awarded to entries that, in the opinion of the judges, have satisfied the evaluation criteria for Good Design,” said Good Design Australia’s General Manager Rachel Wye.

The Velo won the Product Design Commercial and Industrial category. The backpack vacuum cleaner was judged against such criteria across the categories of form, function, safety, sustainability, quality, commerciality and innovation.

Leading the Pacvac team behind the machine was head of product and development, Adam Hirsk and senior industrial designer product developer, Ethan Wang

“The Velo project was the result of collective collaboration across the Product, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain departments,” Wang said.

“But we won’t stop here, we will continue to improve on our design as innovators thanks to this prestigious award.”

Pacvac’s executive director Donna Rothwell is honoured by Velo’s recognition, having watched the organisation grow from a humble idea to a multinational corporation over the past 43 years.

“Within the cleaning industry we’re recognised as leaders in backpack vacuum cleaning technology and innovation, so this award is truly a milestone for Pacvac,” Rothwell said.

“For our Velo to receive this accolade in the design world it is a wonderful recognition that we believe our whole team has worked extremely hard for, and allows us to take our future designs to another level with this new global audience.”

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