Tag: MWheels

New Xlite, Xbrite 7.5×19.5 wheels improve fatigue test results by more than 50%

New Xlite, Xbrite 7.5×19.5 wheels improve fatigue test results by more than 50%

17th September 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels’ next generation 7.5x19.5 Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels have improved cornering fatigue test results by more than 50 per cent.

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MWheels launches next gen heavy duty wheels

MWheels launches next gen heavy duty wheels

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has launched its next generation Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels for rigorous heavy duty application vehicles, including tipping, walking floor, logging and plant trailers. The 11.75 x 22.5 wheel has been redesigned to reduce stress on the disc and flange profiles, with field testing showing a reduction of between 55-66 per cent against previous versions.

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Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Xlite forged aluminium wheels have been selected as the OE fitment for a new lightweight tri-axle Clearspan Curtainsider trailer from Tiger Trailers, which is 500kg lighter than its conventional equivalent. The trailer will allow operators to carry a greater payload of up to 29.5 tonnes. Reducing weight on vehicles is a key factor for increasing the sustainability and profitability of fleet operations.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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MWheels launches SOE CPD approved CV wheel training course

MWheels launches SOE CPD approved CV wheel training course

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has launched the Wheel Awareness and Security Fleet Training programme. The classes will be delivered by renowned industry instructor, Phil Thirsk. The Manchester-based wheel services provider said that the new programme represents a new phase for its approach to commercial vehicle wheel safety. For many years, MWheels (formerly known as Motor Wheel Service Distribution) has campaigned for greater legislative support in ensuring the safety of wheels fitted to commercial vehicles, culminating in a change to EU law, which saw wheels categorised as a safety critical item. It has also collaborated with Michelin Training Centre to improve wheel safety knowledge within the industry. The announcement of the programme coincides with a wheel-loss incident receiving front-page coverage on the BBC website, in which a loose lorry wheel collided with a vehicle on the opposite side of the M6 Motorway in Lanacashire.

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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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MWheels appoints Savage UK sales manager for fleet and aftermarket

MWheels appoints Savage UK sales manager for fleet and aftermarket

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

MWheels has appointed Steve Savage as UK sales manager – fleet and aftermarket. He will be responsible for increased market penetration of steel, Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium commercial vehicle wheels with both new and existing customers. Savage previously held the roles of fleet sales manager for Pirelli and national accounts truck for Bridgestone.

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Bridgestone training partners with MWheels on wheel safety education programme

Bridgestone training partners with MWheels on wheel safety education programme

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Training Centre and MWheels have embarked on a joint CV wheel safety education programme for employees, customers and industry professionals. Utilising both classroom learning and hands-on experience, the course includes a full overview of CV wheels’ design and construction, fitting and general maintenance plus an in-depth understanding of axles, nuts and threads as direct core components.

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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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MWheels appoints Hitchen as newly created technical manager

MWheels appoints Hitchen as newly created technical manager

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels has appointed Neil Hitchen to the newly created role of technical manager. Hitchen, a CPC-Qualified transport manager and experienced operations manager, will be responsible for the upkeep of the company’s in-depth technical library, as well as special projects including the introduction of new steel, Xlite and Xbrite forged aluminium wheels from global manufacturer, Wheels India.

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Michelin Training Centre, MWheels collaborating to improve CV wheel safety education

Michelin Training Centre, MWheels collaborating to improve CV wheel safety education

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels’ technical experts and Michelin Training Centre are working together to further improve overall knowledge of commercial vehicle wheel safety throughout the industry. Based predominantly around hands-on workshop participation alongside traditional seminar lessons, the companies aim to provide in-depth knowledge of the wheel itself, fitting and general maintenance, wheel security, and an understanding of affiliated parts such as axles, nuts and threads.

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MWheels becomes key sponsor, wheel supplier of BTRC’s Team Oliver Racing

MWheels becomes key sponsor, wheel supplier of BTRC’s Team Oliver Racing

20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels has become a key sponsor of British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) contenders Team Oliver Racing, supplying Xlite forged aluminium wheels for both 2018 racing trucks and all the teams transporter vehicles. The agreement, which will see the Xlite and Xbrite brands feature prominently throughout the series, will also support an assortment of client and media marketing initiatives.

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MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

MWheels to work with DfT to improve CV wheel safety

23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Negotiations to rectify the Department for Transport’s apparent failure to incorporate European Union Directives 2014/45/EU and 2014/47/EU into the wheel-related section of the new Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual has yielded a positive result for MWheels. The commercial vehicle wheel specialist shares that following a meeting with the DfT, DVSA and Parliamentary representative Mike Kane MP on 17 May, the DfT “has agreed to work with MWheels to investigate ways in which the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Manual’s section on wheels can be enhanced to improve vehicle safety.”

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