Panasonic Impact Driver Combi Drill - EY75A7

ADI Design Index 2016 winner

3 November Nov 2016

A project of Kazuma Kubono – Panasonic Corporation
Edgardo Angelini, Chris Miller, Martin Franzen - Design Group Italia

Featuring a very compact body, the EY75A7 screwdriver houses a newly developed motor with extremely small dimensions and high usability. Its new self-drilling screw mode limits the risk of stipping the thread of the screw fasteners or materials during screwing by automatically switching from high to low speed. The dual voltage specification allows 14.4 V and 18 V batteries to be used for added flexibility.
The weight balance system has been specially designed according to ergonomic criteria in order to reduce fatigue caused by prolonged use of the tool.
Aesthetically, the EY75A7 stands out for the polyamide body’s “carbon fiber”appearance and rough-textured finish.
ADI Design Index is the yearbook published by ADI - Italian Association for Industrial Design - that collects the best of Italian design, selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory.
The selection includes products or product systems, assessed in the context of different merchandise fields, in addition to the theoretical, historical and critical research and the corporate research. (

Previous awards:

  • 2016 IF Product design award (Germany)
  • 2016 Red dot product design award (Germany)
  • 2016 IDEA design award, Bronze prize (U.S.A)
  • 2015 Good design award (Japan)