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.

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“Package delivery. Join the revolution.”

We’re moving into a world where everything and everyone is connected. Customers are not only making decisions online, but also buying online which has made online shopping and e-commerce the norm, and a fast delivery time a priority. Around 25 million packages are being delivered throughout Europe every day (with approx. 12% annual growth rate). How can this growth become reality if traffic paths are already blocked, workforce shortage already exists today, even air traffic is coming to its limits and people are still getting more impatient to expect even shorter delivery times? It seems the entire logistics process is in need of a transformation…maybe even a revolution.

For the 2018 Logistic Design Competition, Toyota is challenging university students, and those who´ve recently graduated, to revolutionise the future of package handling and the logistics process. Toyota is searching for package delivery concepts. The concept should solve the problem, it's yours to design.

We challenge you to think about the possibilities of direct delivery to customers, abandoning the idea of the traditional supply chain. To think about how you would optimise the last mile each package delivers to the end customer. And to come up with a logistic solution that is fast, sustainable and most of all: revolutionary. This is your time to make your mark on the package delivery industry and win some cash prizes!

The Winners

1st Prize


al.packer is a new application that provides a socially sustainable solution to the last mile of package delivery. It abandons the traditional supply chain and introduces a micro-entrepreneur third stakeholder that is guaranteed to accept the delivery. The end customer is able to collect the package when and where (s)he wishes to, which enhances communication, reliability and satisfaction between each stakeholder.

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Hannah Rayner and Matt Putman
Loughborough University, United Kingdom

2nd Prize

CIPS - combined infrastructure parcel service

The concept offers an alternative delivery solution using the public transport bus service as the underlying eco-friendly network to provide a faster and more efficient local delivery service. Using bus stations as distribution points, the recipients can set time and location of their preference to pick up their shipment or book a special home delivery service. CIPS helps to bring products closer to consumers, increasing the flexibility and adaptability of distribution networks while using a worldwide available transportation network.

Find out more about the winning contribution

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Paul Pötzelberger and Mohammad Moradi
Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Germany

3rd Prize

Toyota Bee – Mobile Control Points

Toyota Bee is based on a HIVE system, consisting of several smaller BEE units and mobile control points. Parcels can be delivered round the clock due to the balanced collaboration between the BEE and its human counterpart. Being able to switch between both a stationary delivery mode and a mobile delivery mode is what makes the Toyota Bee so versatile.

Find out more about the winning contribution


David Wolter
Lund University, Sweden

2018 Winner Interview

360° VR Call for Entries

2018 Jury sessions

The designers of the three prize-winning entries from the 2018 competition.
The three prize-winning forklift designs presented at the CeMat exhibition in Hannover, Germany.