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MWheels appoints European office coordinator

MWheels appoints European office coordinator

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, MWheels established an operation in Germany to spearhead the company’s push into mainland Europe. MWheels GmbH opened for business on 1 February, with the plan being to build up a team over the following 12 to 18 months. This team has now been strengthened with the appointment of Stefan Kantz as European office coordinator.

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Superior Industries: Acquired European operation boosts Q2 2018 results

Superior Industries: Acquired European operation boosts Q2 2018 results

9th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Record unit shipments and net sales were the headline news upon the release of Superior Industries International Inc.’s financial results for the second quarter of 2018 – a performance resulting from the company’s acquisition of Uniwheels last year. The company has also slightly raised its income and EBITDA projections for the entire year.

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Uniwheels business boosts Q1 2018 sales, profit at Superior Industries International

Uniwheels business boosts Q1 2018 sales, profit at Superior Industries International

15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International, Inc. reports shipping 5.5 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 94.8 per cent increase compared with the first three months of last year. This sizeable improvement was primarily due to the inclusion of the company’s European operation in this year’s results but was also driven by higher unit shipments in North America.

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Construction to begin on new Maxion Wheels plant in India

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

On 19 February 2018, Maxion Wheels will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new light vehicle aluminium wheel plant in India. Preparations for the facility have already commenced with the acquisition of a plant site in Pune (Maharashtra state) as well as the formation of a new legal entity, Maxion Wheels Aluminum India Private Limited. This company came into being on 8 January.

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Wolfrace releases new Stuttgart wheel

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The success of the Eurosport Stuttgart has presented Wolfrace and its engineering team with an interesting dilemma – how to go about reinventing one of their most popular wheels without spoiling or otherwise unduly changing its appearance. As far as dilemmas go it's certainly a nice one to have, though not quite as nice as the solution Wolfrace has actually come up with, the Stuttgart Ultra Concave. According to the company, it’s perfect for “VW T5 and T6 owners seeking to make an automotive statement”.

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A step into the future – Alcar improves finish quality with paint shop investment

A step into the future – Alcar improves finish quality with paint shop investment

20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve bought a new car any time recently, or indeed since the start of the century, chances are it arrived with alloy rims as standard. Alloys are well established as the fitment of choice in Europe, and widespread OEM take-up has been accompanied by rising expectations regarding quality. The knock-on effect of this has also influenced the aftermarket: Amongst those meeting demand for higher quality products by investing in their facilities is the Alcar Group, which recently ploughed around 7.3 million euros into the final stages of the manufacturing process.

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MWheels retains exclusive European distribution rights for Xlite, Xbrite+ wheels

18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

MWheels and wheel manufacturing giant Wheels India (WIL) have signed a new five-year exclusive European distribution agreement for Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels. The contract continues a relationship that started in the 1940s with classic car wire wheels, and which progressed into steel commercial vehicle wheels in the 1980s and forged aluminium CV wheels in 2010.

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Borbet – future technologies and new rims

15th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to presenting numerous new products at the IAA motor ship, wheel manufacturer Borbet also shared details of three new future technologies.

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RTN Clayton Vallely takes delivery of 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel

RTN Clayton Vallely takes delivery of 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel

17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

RTN Clayton Vallely, manufacturer of specialist tankers for the environmental, food and chemical industries, has taken delivery of its 500th Xlite forged aluminium wheel from exclusive European distributor, MWheels. The Barnsley-based company, whose clients include Yorkshire Water, McVitie’s and Redway European, has specified the market leading forged aluminium wheels on orders since March 2014, primarily as fitted units with tyres from Bridgestone, Goodyear and Dunlop.

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Arconic launches new Alcoa surface treatment in Europe

Arconic launches new Alcoa surface treatment in Europe

17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic’s Alcoa Wheels product portfolio is expanding to include forged aluminium wheels with a combined Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange surface treatment.

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Alcoa appoints Felix Sellmann as marketing manager

Alcoa appoints Felix Sellmann as marketing manager

11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic has appointed Felix Sellmann as marketing manager for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, effective August 4. Felix Sellmann will replace Orsolya Ujvary for a period of two years.

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All Arconic Wheels exceed DAF requirements in 2016

9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Arconic has announced that its Alcoa forged aluminium wheels have received a quality achievement award from PACCAR for meeting or exceeding stringent 10 parts per million (PPM) quality performance requirements. Arconic achieved 0 PPM in 2016 for deliveries to DAF, a subsidiary of PACCAR, reflecting excellence in every step of the manufacturing process, forging to finishing to packaging.

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Superior Industries publishes Q2 2017 results, updates outlook

7th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Second quarter results for aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International, Inc. show both record unit shipments and a net loss. These results for the quarter to 25 June 2017 also include one month of results from Uniwheels AG, in which Superior acquired a major shareholding on 30 May 2017. Upon tomorrow’s settlement of the delisting tender offer, Superior will own approximately 93.2 per cent of Uniwheels’ common stock shares.

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Superior Industries acquires 92.3% share in Uniwheels

6th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Aluminium wheel company Superior Industries International, Inc. now holds a 92.3 per cent shareholding in Uniwheels AG after concluding its tender offer for an aggregate consideration of US$714.7 million. This offer was financed through approximately $670 million of newly funded debt, as well as $150 million of Preferred Equity.

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MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

MWSD rebrands as MWheels, bringing European operations under same banner

22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Distributor of Xlite and Xlite+ forged aluminium wheels, Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has rebranded as MWheels. The move positions the distributor’s European operations under one banner, having established a German company with the MWheels name at the beginning of the year. The new name is in full effect from Monday 22 May 2017, with the name and logo immediately visible on its reworked website, marketing literature and communications. The new corporate identity will be introduced across all product packaging over the coming months. The logo will also replace the Chevron as MWheels’ quality stamp on its steel, Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels.

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