The 2018 Manila International Auto Show witnessed a revolution in Philippine wheel manufacturing when the first 360 degree Flow Forged wheels are introduced by Philippine Aluminum Wheels Inc. (PAWI).
Video: ROTA launches new 360-degree Flow Forged wheels
Talking about the coming out of their all-new wheels, PAWI President Micheal S. Rojas claims the new wheel will be denser, lighter and more durable than their existing gravity cast wheels. Like any other products by PAWI, it is expected to be very affordable as well.
Its name just says it all, the Rota 360-degree Flow Forged wheels are produced by a so-called flow forging process, first introduced in the Philippines. The process is done by gravity which casts virgin ingots of high-quality aluminum. Afterward, they heat and spin it to make the shape of the wheel. Flow forging, in fact, is a combination of elements from making a forged and a cast wheel, hence it is stronger and lighter compared to a cast wheel. With less weight, the fuel economy and vehicle handling are expected to improve by leaps and bounds.
PAWI President Micheal S. Rojas claims the new wheel will be denser, lighter and more durable
Like any other Rota Wheels, this new Flow Forged wheel have sailed through a series of vigorous testing which are on radial, cornering, and impact to make sure of the high quality defining the brand’s name. The methods they used strictly follow the international standards.
The 360-degree Flow Forged wheels will come out to both the local market and international market in 3 designs consisting of the iconic Grid of Rota and coming in a variety of sizes and fitments.
Having been building their name for 40 years in wheel manufacturing, becoming the prominent rival (both aftermarket applications and original equipment manufacture) in the industry, Rota seems to overwhelm the Philippine wheel market, stepping out to be known in the international market. In addition, figures reveal PAWI can reach 1000 wheels by more 3000 employees each day.