DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 13, 2013) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has launched an effort to provide manufacturers with access to a full emissions-testing Ethylene Oxide (EO) certification lab and dyno services.
Dubbed the SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center, the 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is located directly across the parking lot from the trade group's headquarters in Diamond Bar. It will include a full mechanics garage and tech center.
The building was purpose-built 10 years ago with a full dyno lab that uses highly technical and sophisticated equipment to measure emissions output at a level consistent with the California Air Resources Board requirements for EO certification. Working in conjunction with the Auto Club, the association said it is "able to use the equipment to provide members with a valuable, low-cost resource for testing and obtaining certifications for new products."
"SEMA is in a unique position to provide members with a reliable and affordable way to test their products, thereby helping them get their products to market quickly," said Mike Spagnola, SEMA vice president of the Product Development Center. "We're excited to be opening the center up with EO testing and dyno services, and look forward to expanding on these offerings."
With the emissions lab, SEMA said it is able to be an advocate and help manufacturers test and apply for EO certification. Basic dyno services are also available for the purpose of performance product development as well as iterative testing.
Future plans for the center include providing members with measuring sessions, R&D facility and marketing assistance in the form of a media center complete with a photo cove, photography center and media coordination services, SEMA said.
More about the Product Development Center is available by contacting Mr. Spagnola via email at [email protected] or by calling 909-978-6707.