Centro receives “Product of the Year” and “Innovative State-of-the-Art” awards at 2017 Rotoplas Show

October 10, 2017
Centro, Inc. receives “Product of the Year” and “Innovative State-of-the-Art” awards at 2017
Rotoplas show in Rosemont, IL.


North Liberty, IA - Centro Incorporated, the largest custom rotational molder in North America, has been recognized with the “Product of the Year” and “Innovative State-of-the-Art” awards presented by the Association of Rotational Molders at Rotoplas 2017, the international rotational molding exhibition.  These awards recognize Centro for design ingenuity and creative engineering in their work with the Intimidator GC1K Utility Vehicle.

Centro provided Industrial Design and Engineering services in their collaboration with Intimidator to create 11 rotationally molded components that defined the look of the vehicle, met demanding cosmetic standards and provided key functional features.  Intimidator believes that their collaboration with Centro and the resulting transformation of their utility vehicle will provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

“This award is confirmation of the power of not only the collaboration between Centro and Intimidator but also of how design, product engineering and manufacturing can come together to produce industry leading results.  Intimidator’s product development team provided the openness and drive to push forward the best in rotomolding design,” said Brian Olesen, President and CEO of Centro, Inc.

Robert Foster, Owner of Intimidator, shared similar thoughts by saying, “It would have been really hard to deliver this product without the involvement of Centro. Their in-house design team was able to bring our thoughts and suggestions to reality.”  He continued by saying, “They brought some truly awesome design ideas to the project. Their knowledge of the process and understanding of our assembly needs allowed them to combine parts resulting in fewer components and significantly lower 
assembly time.”

Established in 2011, Intimidator designs and manufactures world-class side by side multi terrain vehicles. Headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, the family owned company employs about 235 individuals. Intimidator products are sold through a growing network of approximately 90 dealers in the United States.

Centro, Inc., headquartered in North Liberty, IA, has been a technology leader in custom engineered rotational molding for 47 years.  Centro operates nine manufacturing facilities located in the United States and Brazil, including facilities in North Liberty, IA, Beaver Dam & Horicon, WI as well as a facility in Claremont, NC.

For more information on Centro, Inc. please visit our website at www.centroinc.com or contact David Surridge, Business Development Leader at 828-459-7411 or Lisa McCool, Director of Sales at 319-626-7445.

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