The Philippine Aluminum Wheels, Inc. (PAWI) is Philippines' pioneer and leading alloy wheel manufacturer and is time and again listed in the Philippines' Top 600 Corporations. Since they started in 1976, they have specialized in only one product; the Rota Alloy Wheel. All of their resources and energies have been directed into making Rota the finest product one would get today. A top-notch quality wheel, scrupulously designed, and beautifully engineered is a product that can easily outweigh the most prestigious competitions of the world. The Rota wheel excels both in style and in performance.
PAWI which is led by a creative Romy Rojas, whose love for motoring and motor sports has always been an enduring passion, has productively made the transition from being a pioneer to an worldwide exporter of quality alloy wheels.
The company's first produced its Rota Brand of wheels in 1977, with a preliminary manufacturing capacity of 4,000 wheels a month. Rota wheels are preferred by Chrysler-Mitsubishi of Philippines as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for its vehicles after passing through the rigorous OEM qualifications of its parent company in Japan.
The subsequent years saw other major automobile assemblers such as Ford, Datsun, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Volkswagen engaging the services of this company to produce their OE wheel necessities for their vehicles.
In 1988, PAWI made a research on magnesium-strengthened, heat treatable alloy, and came out with flying colors. This made the Rota wheels lighter yet stronger and long-lasting. PAWI began to upgrade its facilities and introduced state-of-the-art technological improvements in the form of the latest paraphernalia and machines that speed up and improve compound analysis, machining, painting and finishing. With their comeback into the Philippine market Toyota chose Rota wheels as their OE wheels, as well as Daihatsu.
In the year 1990, a landmark was drawn when PAWI hit a record production of 20,000 Rota wheels per month. In the present day, it produces alloy wheels of outstanding quality, using up to date equipments. A new series of improvement has boosted its production capacity to new heights of 50,000 wheels a month. This is more than ten times of its capacity when it first started.
The manufactures of Rota wheels are done in accordance with high international standards to which they aim at. They utilize some of the most complicated and modern testing carried out by major wheel manufacturers to guarantee the quality and durability of our product.
Their mark of quality is ensured as they use the most elaborate testing methods in the industry such as Composition Test, Vacuum Test, Impact Testing, Cornering Fatigue Test, Drum Test and Coordinating Test
The Rota Motor Sports Series Wheels which they have launched are for true race car fanatics and it isn't for the averages aspiring racers who are just all show and no go. The Rota wheels that we get off the shelf of the dealers will be the same tried and tested models that they use for their racing teams all over the world. So fasten the seat belts and enjoy the ride!