A new Dezent alloy rim has been launched to meet growing demand in the van market. Suited to models such as the Mercedes V Class and VW T5/T6 Crafter, the Dezent Van offers a combination of looks and very high load capabilities. Alcar quips that the new rim is ‘Van’tastic.
A new five-spoke, one-piece cast alloy rim has joined the Dezent portfolio. Called the TY, the rim was developed to offer an optimal balance between material strength and weight, and is available in silver or dark grey – graphite matte, as Dezent calls it – finishes.
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.
As sole UK distributor of the alloy wheel brands produced by the Alcar Group – AEZ, Dezent, Dotz and Enzo – Wheelwright Ltd is supplied from the Austrian firm’s European facilities, including the Neuenrade-Küntrop plant in Germany, which in April was renamed from AEZ Produktion GmbH to Alcar Leichtmetallräder Produktion GmbH. This is Alcar’s main alloy wheel production facility; the plant exclusively caters to the aftermarket and has a production capacity between one and 1.2 million aluminium rims. The production portfolio covers all four abovementioned brands – these are manufactured in 14 to 22-inch sizes for passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.