Wheel manufacturer Borbet says that production is continuing “without disruption” after a fire at its Solingen site in Germany. Fire services were called out on Tuesday to deal with a thermal reaction in an outside IPC container in which aluminium sludge was stored for disposal.
At the start of this year the Borbet Group became a member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The alloy wheel manufacturer shares that its decision to join the ASI as of 1 January 2021 reflects an intention to actively address ecological challenges in the field of sustainable wheel production.
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.
The latest design from alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet is aimed at Volvo XC60 drivers. The five-spoke Borbet DY is available in brilliant silver or dark grey polished matt finishes. Sized at 8×18-inches and with a 45 offset, Borbet says the “rather glamorous” DY brings elegance to the Swedish SUV.
Borbet has released its W-wheel in sizes suited to fitment on the Mini. The ten-spoke wheel from Borbet’s ‘Classic’ category is now available in 6.0 x 15 inch, offset 43. Two finishes – crystal silver and mistral anthracite glossy – are available.
Alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet has announced plans to expand its main factory in Hallenberg-Hesborn, Germany to accommodate an enlarged in-house toolmaking facility. A 1,130-square metre hall will be erected alongside the existing toolmaking centre; Borbet says the hall will be built by the end of September, and the entire project completed by the start of 2018 at the latest.
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.
Time never stands still at Borbet, the wheel maker tells us. To back up this claim the manufacturer points to its new Borbet S wheel, which is produced using the innovative undercut technique. This manufacturing technique removes all non-load-bearing areas of the rim through precision milling, making the wheel more lightweight without sacrificing levels of stability. The material removed during machining is reused in an integrated recycling process, thereby ensuring the conservation of raw materials.
In order to remedy a capacity shortfall, alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet GmbH has decided to erect a new factory. After evaluating the suitability of several sites in Germany as well as locations in Poland, Hungary and Brazil, the company has decided upon Kodersdorf in the German state of Saxony as the host region for its new greenfield facility.
Wheel manufacturer Borbet has released a new alloy rim for SUV and off-road vehicles, the Borbet C2C. This new design expands the company’s “commercial wheels” category and features a ten-spoke design that is said to be minimalistic and sleek and also “tough as nails.” The C2C comes in a five-hole configuration and is available in sizes 7.5″ x 17″ and 8″ x 18″ and in crystal silver and black glossy finishes.
Alloy wheel manufacturer Borbet marked the start of Reifen 2014 last week with the launch of its new-look website. The www.borbet.de site offers both English and German language options, although at the time of writing some features are only available in German.
Messe Essen announced the Reifen 2014 award winners on the evening before the show opened, with Yokohama taking the coveted Innovation Award in the Technology and Products category. The Japanese manufacturer presented its process for the visual representation of the aerodynamic and acoustic rolling behaviour of tyres to the jury, using the Japanese space authority, JAXA’s supercomputer from space research to show that the noise level of a rolling car tyre also depends on flow structures in front of the tyre, which are subjected to a compression effect.