Monday, April 19, 2021 - Nagano, Japan


Hioki was a winner of this year's iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The winning product, CT6877 / Current measuring instrument, CM4001 Series / Electric current measuring instrument, won in the Product Design category. Each year, the world's oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.

With their unique product benefits, CT6877 and CM4001 Series won over the 98-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world.  The competition was intense: almost 10,000 entries were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality. More information about the product can be found in the "Winners" section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.


Summary of Awarded Products(From the IF Design Award website)












CT6877 / Current measuring instrument

This device is a sensor used to measure large currents over a wide bandwidth. It is primarily used to evaluate and build out power conversion devices. Recently, large transport vehicles are increasingly being electrified, boosting the need for larger power sources. This wideband, large-current sensor offers the ability to evaluate the efficiency of large power devices with high precision.













CM4001 Series / Electric current measuring instrument

This series of devices are used for maintenance and inspection of electrical equipment as well as finding leakage currents. The user simply clamps the device around an electric cable to detect current. Minute leakage currents to large loads can be detected, under IEC electrical safety and leakage current measurement standards. The device can be wirelessly connected to a mobile device for easy management of measurement data. Unpredictable leakage current can be monitored on mobile devices on-site.



For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication, and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept, User Experience (UX), and User Interface (UI). All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and in the iF design app.