Tag: aluminium wheels

Chinese truck tyres: EC says anti-dumping duties effective

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission reports that applying anti-dumping duties to truck and bus tyres manufactured in China is having the desired effect. According to EC figures, dumped or subsidised imports were 81 per cent lower six months after the measures were imposed than during the investigation period.

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Superior Industries appoints new president, CEO

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International, Inc. has appointed a permanent successor to Don Stebbins, who retired as the company’s president and chief executive officer at the end of last year. Majdi B. Abulaban will start in both roles on 15 May 2019, taking over from executive chairman, Timothy McQuay, who assumed all Stebbins’ duties once the latter’s departure was announced.

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MWheels launches new 9.00×22.5 Xlite, Xbrite forged aluminium wheels

MWheels launches new 9.00×22.5 Xlite, Xbrite forged aluminium wheels

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has launched a new generation of 9.00x22.5 Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels. The wheels are available in two ten-stud variations, designed for 295/60R22.5, 315/60R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5 tyres. Both have a load capacity of 4,125kg, have been TÜV tested, and gained KBA approval. The 26mm stud hole variant weighs 25.9kg and the 32mm 25.7kg. Like all Xlite and Xbrite wheels the new models carry a five-year warranty.

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MWheels appoints Koutny European sales and marketing director

MWheels appoints Koutny European sales and marketing director

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Commercial vehicle wheel distributor, MWheels has appointed Robert Koutny, formerly of Hankook and Giti, as European sales and marketing director. Koutny will be responsible for creating and delivering all strategic sales and marketing functions in the UK and through the business’s German-based European operation, MWheels GmbH. MWheels is the exclusive distributor of Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels and the Xsteel range through its agreement with Wheel India. It also distributes other wheel manufacturers’ products and a comprehensive range of accessories.

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MWheels promotes Mardle to CEO

MWheels promotes Mardle to CEO

15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has promoted Matthew Mardle to chief executive officer (CEO), a role in which he takes responsibility for financial results and all day-to-day operations of the business. John Ellis, who originally founded the business over 30 year ago, takes the role of chairman, having been chief executive, and continues to be involved in the company’s leadership function.

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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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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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