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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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Borbet ramps up production at plant in Saxony, plans new facility

Borbet ramps up production at plant in Saxony, plans new facility

19th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The new Borbet factory in Saxony, Germany is visible from afar – hardly surprising when bearing in mind that the plant’s floorspace sprawls over five entire hectares. The factory is located on a 12.3-hectare site near Görlitz, around four miles from the Polish border, and there is a good reason for building big: Saxony is an automotive stronghold, home to several major German vehicle manufacturers.

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Race debut for new ATS rims this weekend

Race debut for new ATS rims this weekend

3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

All cars competing in the DTM in 2017, starting at Hockenheim this coming weekend, won’t just ride on a new Hankook tyre. As of this year, the entire field will race on ATS forged aluminium rims. Wheel manufacturer Uniwheels developed the 12x18 front and 13x18 rear rims specifically for the German touring car championship, and with this supply arrangement, ATS becomes an official DTM series industry partner.

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Dicastal to become F1 supplier next year

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

As of 2018, aluminium wheel manufacturer CITIC Dicastal will begin supplying rims to the Williams Martini Racing F1 team, making it the first Chinese manufacturer to produce any component for a Formula 1 racing car. Wang Jiong, vice-president of the Citic Group, told Xinhua News Agency that this cooperation not only means a huge step for Dicastal, but is also of great significance for China’s manufacturing sector.

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MWSD senior management restructuring the key to wheel distributor’s next phase

MWSD senior management restructuring the key to wheel distributor’s next phase

20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The restructuring of Xlite forged aluminium wheel distributor Motor Wheel Service Distribution's management team is characterised by company founder John Ellis as “the key to this year”. Add the establishment of the company’s German operations, MWheels GmbH – an important anchor in Europe’s leading market given both MWSD’s pan-European strategy and the current period of flux in Anglo-European relations – the introduction of a new generation of forged aluminium products, and the impending implementation of the EU Roadworthiness Act in May 2017 and it all adds up to an organisation entering the next stage of its development.

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Xbrite+ wheels help put shine on Dennison Trailers’ gold trailer milestone

Xbrite+ wheels help put shine on Dennison Trailers’ gold trailer milestone

6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Dennison Trailers has created a special one-off gold trailer to celebrate production of its 50,000th unit, with additional sparkle provided by Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels. Number 50,000, a Slope Frame ISO Tank trailer ideal for the transportation of hazardous liquids, is one of 34 trailers that will be supplied in a new deal with Suttons International, an innovative logistics and supply chain company that has a global presence and a major name in the haulage industry.

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