Tag: alloy wheels

BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Donghyun Jin has always been a big city lad, but of late he’s downsized. From Seoul and its population of ten million to a village of 3,850 in Germany’s Black Forest. Donghyun Jin, senior director of the Manufacturing division at NICE Holdings (majority shareholder of the BBS Group since 2015) arrived in the village of Schiltach as interim chief executive officer of BBS in order to navigate the alloy wheel manufacturer through the turbulent waters of Dieselgate and the introduction of WLTP.

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US tariffs hit Chinese alloy wheel exports

5th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the US’s implementation of 25 per cent import tariffs on Chinese aluminium wheels on 1 May, China exported 70,400 metric tonnes of aluminium alloy wheels in April, down 9.6 per cent compared with the previous month and down 11.6 per cent compared with the year before. However, while down Chinese wheel exports in April were above their recent low point. In February exports dipped to the lowest in five years at 53,700 tonnes.

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Wheelworld under new ownership

Wheelworld under new ownership

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Wheelworld GmbH has a new owner. As of 15 May, Thomas Mögelin is the alloy rim specialist’s new managing director, having acquired the firm from founders Rolf and Sabine Bene.

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The Wheel Specialist joins IAAF

The Wheel Specialist joins IAAF

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed The Wheel Specialist on board, as it becomes the latest in a recent flurry of aftermarket names to sign up.

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Tyremen launches premium space saver wheel and tyre kit

Tyremen launches premium space saver wheel and tyre kit

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyremen.co.uk has launched a new space saver wheel and tyre kit called KOM, which is short for Keep On Moving. According to the company, the wheel has been sourced from “a premium aluminium wheel manufacturer” in Italy, which has given the firm “sole UK selling rights to this aluminium space saver wheel”.

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Two new Ronal R65 sizes

Two new Ronal R65 sizes

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal R65 alloy rim is now available in three sizes. New five-hole 6.5x17 and 7.0x18 inch fitments join the 6.5x16 inch size introduced last year. All sizes can be obtained in both silver and jet-black matt finishes.

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Borbet investing in pad printing technology

Borbet investing in pad printing technology

8th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet intends to invest around 5 million euros in the expansion and modernisation of its Bad Langensalza plant in Germany. According to local media sources, the project includes the installation of a pad printing centre. This facility will enable Borbet to keep abreast of the trend towards more individualised rims. Construction work is expected to be completed in June.

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Engineers working on £120 million Fort William alloy wheel factory

Engineers working on £120 million Fort William alloy wheel factory

14th February 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 February plans to make Fort William a UK alloy wheel centre of excellence reached another milestone as ground engineers moved onto the site earmarked for Liberty’s flagship factory. According to the company, the technical team moved in with their rigs and excavators for six weeks of in-depth ground investigations which will provide vital information for the design of foundations for the planned plant that is intended to manufacture wheels for at least a fifth of all UK-made cars from 2022 onwards.

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Coker buys two vintage wheel makers

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Coker Group has purchased PS Engineering and Vintage Wheel Works. The acquisitions are the second major purchase by the Coker Group since it was bought out by the Coker management team and Irving Place Capital in October 2018.

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Alcar MD Norbert Frohner departs

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Alcar managing director has left the company in order to “continue his career in another industry”. According to a joint letter signed by Frohner and Alcar CEO Dr Alexander Riklin, the company “sincerely regret his decision and would like to thank him for his commitment and loyalty during his 25 years long work for Alcar.”

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EVO Corse takes over Arcasting racing line

EVO Corse takes over Arcasting racing line

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

EVO Corse and Arcasting, two Treviso, Italy-based companies specializing in the manufacturing and sale of alloy wheels, have signed a technical and commercial agreement for the production and management of the race line of Arcasting wheels. The agreement is effective 1 January 2019.

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Ronal bringing golden anniversary rim to Essen show

Ronal bringing golden anniversary rim to Essen show

15th November 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2019, the Ronal Group celebrates its 50th anniversary – and to mark the occasion, it is releasing an anniversary wheel. The Ronal R50 Aero will be presented, resplendent in racing gold-rim lip diamond cut, at the Essen Motor Show in December. The Ronal R50 Aero is a closed design with turbine-like spokes for cooling the brakes. The anniversary rim will be available in 7.5x16-inch and 8.0x18-inch sizes.

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Bartosch steps down as CEO of BBS – new management team appointed

Bartosch steps down as CEO of BBS – new management team appointed

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Wheel manufacturer BBS says it is “strategically repositioning” itself, and has thus made a number of changes to its management team. Heinz Bartosch, chief executive officer since December 2016, was “released from his duties” as of 2 November 2018. He has been replaced with a new management team, a team that BBS says will “place a stronger focus” on expanding the BBS brand around the globe as well as on growing the company’s partnerships with OEM customers in the premium segment.

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Construction begins on Ronal innovation centre

Construction begins on Ronal innovation centre

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Work on a new Ronal innovation centre is now under way. Alloy wheel manufacturer the Ronal Group broke ground at the site of its future facility in Forst, Germany in late September, and on 12 October founded Ronal Technologie GmbH, the company that will take responsibility for the centre’s functions.

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GardX showing two products at Automotive Management Live

31st October 2018 | 0 Comments

GardX International will be demonstrating two recent additions to the firm’s range alongside their various other products at Automotive Management Live 2018 on 8 November. The stars of the show will be GardX International’s recently launched GardX WheelGard, a protective solution that is expertly designed to be fitted to your Alloy Wheels and shield them from unsightly wheel damage, as well as a widely-anticipated digital product, which is set to be released a week prior to the exhibition.

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