POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PureForge, the leader in the development of innovative brake solutions, is pleased to announce that the Atomic-Forged® brake rotors have been named a Silver Edison Award winner in the transportation category. This is the second major technology award the company has earned in less than a year. In July 2013, PureForge was a recipient of the coveted R&D 100 award in the mechanical systems category.
“We are honored that the Edison Awards have recognized PureForge’s Atomic-Forged brake rotors as one of the most innovative new technologies,” says PureForge’s CEO, Walter Frankiewicz. “The award signifies PureForge's leadership in developing disruptive technologies that have led to unprecedented safety and performance features, which are central to the company's mission. We will continue to address public safety needs by advancing our revolutionary products and solutions and improving brake safety and performance."
PureForge’s brakes have proven to be superior in the demanding law enforcement automotive market with more aggressive (shorter) stopping, longer life and superior environmental friendliness. The Atomic-Forged brake system essentially eliminates wear and fade, and significantly reduces maintenance and overall fleet operating costs. As was recently announced, the company is in the process of extending the product’s benefits to the commercial vehicle market as well.
The Edison Awards recognize game-changing products, services, excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: concept, value, delivery and impact. A panel comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation undertook the arduous task of reviewing each nomination and selecting only those they believed merited consideration. The 2014 Edison Awards winners were recognized April 29-30 in San Francisco.
About Edison Awards
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
PureForge is headquartered in Poway, California and manufactures brakes utilizing its proprietary Atomic-Forged technology. Founded in 2006, PureForge’s revolutionary technology has consistently increased brake performance and safety while decreasing brake wear and environmental toxins. For more information on PureForge, please visit www.pureforge.com.