Accuride Corporation reported this week that three of its facilities, including two of its wheel plants, have received 2019 Masters of Quality awards from Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA). The awarded plants are the Accuride de México facility in Monterrey, which supplies DTNA with aluminium and steel wheels and is a seven-time awardee; the Henderson plants in Kentucky, USA, which supplies DTNA with steel wheels and is a three-time award recipient; the Rockford factory in Illinois, USA, which supplies Gunite wheel hub, drums, and brake rotors and is a fifth-time awardee.
From 1 June, Robin Kendrick will take over as president and chief executive officer of Accuride Corporation. He succeeds Jason Luo, who has held both positions on an interim basis since 7 January following the resignation of Richard Dauch.
Consolidation within Europe’s commercial vehicle steel wheel market is coming, but three will remain the magic number when it comes to suppliers. Some ten months after the proposed deal was first announced, the European Commission has granted its conditional blessing for Accuride Corporation to acquire steel wheel manufacturer Mefro Wheels GmbH.
US-based wheel and automotive componentry manufacturer Accuride Corporation now belongs to funds managed by private equity firm Crestview Partners. The merger agreement, which was unanimously approved by Accuride’s board of directors in early September, was adopted by company shareholders at a meeting on 15 November.
Laying a claim to being “one of the largest stockists of truck trailer and industrial wheels in the UK and Ireland”, Kirkby Tyres’ wheel department has full manufacturing facilities on site, enabling it to supply custom wheels too. Based in Liverpool and Dublin, Kirkby holds a large stock of steel and aluminium wheels for most […]
Accuride Corporation’s steel wheel manufacturing plant in Henderson (Kentucky, UK) is one of four companies receiving a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from non-profit enterprise improvement organisation the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). An AME will visit the plant today to present the award, and Accuride will also be honoured during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, which will be held in Florida between 10 and 14 November.