Pandemic puts our design competition on hold.

Due to the virulent corona virus, we’ve decided to put the Toyota Logistic Design Competition prize ceremony and exhibits on hold.

While design is very close to our heart, human life simply is more important. So, to all of you, whose contributions make the TLDC a marvellous event, we’ll just have to ask you to be patient.

We’ll be keeping you posted, as things ease up.

Baggage handling —


Just working out how many pairs of socks you need when you’re off to the Seychelles, Milan or Timbuktu is a struggle in itself. The transfers also take it out of you. Be it trekking for miles at Frankfurt or misreading signs at Tokyo’s Narita airport. At long last you’re at the conveyor, waiting for that precious bag. Suitcase after suitcase rolls up, people yank them off the belt, but yours is nowhere to be seen. Damnation.

Maybe you feel you’d want to do something about this. Not just to rescue your own bag, but to improve or perhaps even change the whole system of baggage handling. Statistics reveal that 21.6 million bags were, as they put it, mishandled in 2016. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Then again more than four billion bits of baggage were handled by airports in 2017. So, whichever way you look at it, baggage handling is a major operation.

The finalists have been selected! —

Out of an amazing 2,397 proposals, from all over the world, on how to make baggage handling fly, we’re now down to ten finalists!

Two of the contributors are Hungarian. Then there’s one from Thailand, and one from Turkey, respectively. And finally, as many as six finalists come from the US.

The daunting task of our second jury was to reduce the number of semi-finalists further. After much deliberation we were able to single out ten finalists. (You can view them in brief on the finalist page.)

Due to the extraordinary situation in the world, as we mentioned above, three winners will be presented – not in April but at a later stage.