Merlo receives the prestigious Inel d’Or award

03 September 2012

The Merlo Group recently received at Rennes, in France, the prestigious Inel d'Or award, given by a technical panel that rewards the best innovations in the agricultural field. The panel wanted to honour the innovations of the new CDC Merlo system (Dynamic Load Control).

This is an important recognition never achieved by the company until now, which highlights once again the enormous progress made by the Merlo Group in the field of safety and performance. The need to work in safety and the need to have machines that continually perform better are often seen as difficult to reconcile, and safety is frequently viewed as an obstacle to productivity. The Cdc system, however, successfully reconciles these two aspects.

Safety in the workplace has become one of the most important issues in recent years. EN 15000, which regulates the safety parameters that telehandlers are required to have, has been in force since 2010. This establishes, in particular, the speed at which the boom moves, and in some situations limits that speed. If, on one hand, the regulations guarantee a high degree of safety, on the other hand they limit the performance of the telehandlers with respect to those preceding the regulations.

The Merlo Group has invested in creating a solution that could reconcile the new limits imposed by the regulations with the performance that they had before. The new Merlo Cdc system is the result of this research, and not only has it achieved the goal but has exceeded expectations by increasing the level of safety mandated by the norm, while at the same time providing the required performance.

The system controls and manages all the safety parameters by displaying them on the screen in the cab, thereby allowing the operator to always have the safety margins available under control. The Cdc can also automatically recognise the various attachments that can be mounted on the boom. This allows for even greater precision in calculating the safety parameters, as well as for the machine and the attachment. Thereby allowing the system to be calibrated to the actual safety conditions and to fully exploit the potential of the machine at any moment.

This is what the panel said: “We wanted to reward a safety element for the interchangeable attachments used frequently by various operators. With this dynamic load control, the operator can constantly view the machine's stability index on the screen and is therefore informed of the safety margin available. This is a really important help for driving.

Moreover, this system integrates the automatic recognition of the attachment that is connected to the telescopic boom. Using the screen of the CDC in the cab, the operator can see the net weight of the loads transported and can view up to twenty different consecutive weightings.


<h1>Merlo</h1> is a prominent, dynamic, state-of-the-art industrial company, with exclusively private capital for the production of high technology machines. It is an established entrepreneurial Group which can claim a front row position on all the world markets and is the international point of <h2>Telehandlers</h2> <strong>Merlo Group</strong> is composed of companies created to complete an ambitious project: create products designed and constructed entirely in Italy. A challenge achieved. Because Merlo is not an "assembler" but an extremely vertical industrial company that designs, develops and produces in house <em>Telescopic tractor</em>. This makes it possible to always find the best solution for the requirements of the <h6>Self-Loading concrete mixers</h6> , achieving products designed and created entirely in Italy. Merlo's success in the world stems from its capacity to know <strong>Rotating telehandler</strong> to anticipate the needs of the markets and every machine produced proves the company's commitment to offering their <h3>Telehandler </h3> the best technology available today, with the guarantee of fifty years of experience in research and innovation. It is precisely thanks to the research, the innovation and the continuous development of <h4>Telehandler Agriculture</h4> &nbsp;that the Merlo Company wants to further strengthen its leadership in advanced technologies and quality. The <u>Merlo Group</u>, founded in 1964, has over 1,200 employees and the covered area of the Cuneo plants is around 220,000 square metres. Over 90% of production is exported all over the world through a commercial network divided into 7 subsidiaries and over 600 dealers. The Merlo Group is the market leader in <h3>telehandlers</h3> &nbsp;with <strong>Machines for agriculture</strong> and in telehandlers with hydrostatic transmission.