Carbon+Forged Wins at SEMA
Our newest product is already winning awards! Forgeline is extremely proud to announce that our brand new Carbon+Forged Series won a 2017 SEMA Global Media Award, at the 2016 SEMA Show! We are truly humbled, and we extend a sincere thanks to the panel of international judges who selected our Carbon+Forged wheels for this great honor. Of course, we always strive for innovation and continuous improvement, regardless of the trophy, but to have our hard work recognized by our peers is extremely gratifying and rewarding.
“Winning a SEMA Global Media Award with our new Carbon+Forged wheels is certainly a great honor, and it hopefully gives us some indication that these could be a commercial success,” said Forgeline President Dave Schardt. “But more than anything else, this award really makes me extremely proud of our Forgeline team and acknowledges the huge effort that our people made to get these wheels launched. I’m just very happy and proud for everyone at Forgeline. They deserve this.”
The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of international journalists who serve as judges.
“The idea of customization and personalization has been growing throughout world,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. “Our goal is to have media experts from around the world determine which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby, and so it’s exciting to see how their love for cars, trucks and SUVs is impacting those throughout the world.”
This year’s program included 34 judges from 19 countries. Each judge carefully reviewed and evaluated nearly 3,000 product entries, at the SEMA Show, before selecting the products that they felt would resonate and appeal most to consumers, in their home countries.
After nearly 25 years of building the industry’s most admired high-tech performance and racing wheels, Forgeline has taken another technological leap forward by establishing an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT™ Carbon Wheels to create the entirely new line of Carbon+Forged two-piece carbon fiber/forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. Utilizing weight-optimized CNC-machined forged aluminum centers combined with Emergent’s revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels, Forgeline’s new made-to-order Carbon+Forged wheels deliver the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling, and unparalleled lightweight performance.
Visitors to the 2016 SEMA Show enjoyed a close inspection of two new Forgeline Carbon+Forged Series wheels, including the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the stylish CF202 (featuring a very unique directional sculpted angular spoke design). The award-winning Carbon+Forged wheels will soon be available in 20 and 21-inch fitments, each uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sport and luxury vehicles, and full production and delivery is tentatively expected to commence, in the first quarter of 2017.