TORRANCE, CA – March 10, 2015 – The tough, yet stylish, Peli ProGear™ Elite Carry-On luggage has won the coveted iF Design Award in the Sports and Leisure category.
Peli Products S.L.U. is the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) arm of Pelican Products, the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems.
“Everything about Peli ProGear™ Elite luggage conveys our Peli DNA: tough, dependable and innovative, and this award is a testament to the hard work and genius of our engineering team. But the real winners, in my opinion, are our customers who can be confident that their belongings will arrive at their destination intact and in style,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products.
The iF design awards (based in Hannover, Germany) are among the most important design awards in the world. This is confirmed by an annual number of 5,000 competition entries from more than 50 countries. As an independent organization, iF serves as the mediator between design and economy - a role that iF has fulfilled with unmatched integrity for many years. iF provides a fundamental contribution to the success of design services in an economic context and to the creation of public awareness of design.
Designed Peli-tough, Peli ProGear™ 22” Elite Carry-On luggage is virtually indestructible and has a double-wall polymer construction for increased durability and protection. The rugged yet lightweight construction incorporates a space efficient extended pull handle to maximize packing space and help avoid pesky overage fees.
The exterior design is fresh and modern and comes in charcoal with a variety of trim choices (black, blue, orange, purple and red), so users can choose a configuration to fit personal preferences. The line is also available with an orchid exterior and black trim.
The hard shell luggage is lightweight (9.2 lbs / 4.17 kg.) watertight and crush-proof. All models are available with an optional enhanced travel system that includes a lid organizer, toiletry kit, and zippered shoe sack. Additional features include an integrated TSA-approved combination lock, a smooth fabric interior for simple clean up and custom-designed solid-hub wheels for easy maneuverability. Press & Pull latches ensure luggage will remain secure under the stress of rough baggage handling and the demands of travel.
Peli Products (Pelican Products) is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Peli Products
Peli Products S.L.U. is the EMEA arm of Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 27 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.peli.com, www.Pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About the iF Award
Since 1953 iF has been a capable and reputable provider of design services at the interface of design and economy. It is our aim to strengthen public awareness of design. To achieve this, we take great care in extending the communication network that we have built through our design-oriented activities over the years. With our iF competition - the iF DESIGN AWARD - we have become one of the largest and most respected design centers in the world. The iF logo, which is given to the winners of our competitions, has become an internationally acknowledged symbol of outstanding design. It serves as a beacon for design-interested audiences in the global economies. However, our team not only organizes the iF competitions: under the label "organized by iF" we also manage third party projects and offer our multi-faceted know-how in the areas of competition design and management and in all questions related to design and economic issues.