Leitner Designs Debuts ACS FORGED Active Cargo System @ SEMA 2019

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Corona, CA November 3, 2019 – Leitner Designs’ Bernhard Leitner is pleased to announce the release of his 2nd Gen Active Cargo System (ACS) FORGED at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5-8, 2019.   Five 2020 Jeep Gladiators, a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, and a 2020 Nissan Titan will feature what is arguably the most innovative new truck bed rack in existence.

The result of thousands of hours of R&D and feedback from consumers, Leitner Designs improves upon their existing best-in-class Modular Truck Bed Rack Cargo System, incorporating a newly designed forged upright arm.  All the same renowned features of the previous Active Cargo System are present in this iteration, including the sliding back load bar, side-mounted storage, modular-based brackets for a myriad of accessories, and the feature-rich “T-Slotted” bar system that will accept most third-party M8 T-Bolt mounted accessories.  The ACS FORGED will retail for $1,850, while its predecessor has a starting MSRP price tag of $1,450.   The ACS FORGED will be available for pre-order on the Leitner website starting November 15th, but is not slated to ship until January 2020.

This revolutionary rack was two years in the making, and boasts an impressive 400 lbs. off-road capacity, 800 on-road capability, and a static load volume of 1,400 lbs., putting the ACS FORGED atop their consumer product class. According to Bernhard Leitner, Leitner CEO/Chief Engineer, “The ACS FORGED is stronger, intentionally overbuilt, feature rich, and a whole lot sexier,” than its predecessor. Among Leitner’s nine USPTO Patents that he holds, two are directly related to the Active Cargo System :  (1) Sliding back load bar and (2) Side-Mounted accessory technology. 

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive aftermarket trade show in North America, which takes place November 5-8, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring more than 2,400 exhibiting companies encompassing 1 million-plus square feet. The Leitner ACS FORGED will be featured in the following booths: WARN Industries #31073, DECKED USA #34125, Hellwig #33127, Rotopax #30313, Hypertech #20613, Rhino Linings #34065, and NISSAN USA #40257. In conjunction with the ACS FORGED unveiling in Las Vegas, Leitner Designs will also launch a new website with a consumer-facing online store.

For more information about Leitner Designs, please visit www.leitnerdesigns.com.


The son of Horst Leitner, world famous motocross racer, inventor, multi-patent holder, founder and former CEO of AMP Research, Bernhard Leitner is himself an acclaimed designer, inventor and prodigy.  From an early age, Bernhard showed great promise in his ability to problem solve, and a passion for inventing. Since opening its doors in 2007, this has led to the success of Leitner Designs, his eponymous company. In 2014, Leitner Designs took a leap forward and refocused itself to the light truck bed rack market segment. Today Leitner Designs has many proprietary accessories like its GearPod Storage Systems, Universal Mounting, Light, Roof Top Tent, and Awning Brackets, to name a few. With an eye towards adaptability and efficiency, all legacy Leitner accessories work with either the FORGED or CLASSIC versions of its cargo system.

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