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Titan International sells Wheels India share

8th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Titan International, Inc. has reduced its shareholding in steel wheel manufacturer Wheels India Limited. It sold, via a wholly-owned subsidiary, a 10.4 per cent stake in Wheels India on 3 October, thereby dropping its share in the company from 34.2 to 23.8 per cent. Titan International intends to use the net proceeds of approximately US$19 million received from the transaction to pay down outstanding indebtedness.

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STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

When tourists visit Croatia, they don't come to Beli Manastir. The sleepy town of around 8,000 inhabitants is about as distant as you can get from Croatia's bustling beach resorts and still stay within the country's borders. But Beli Manastir's lack of package holiday cred doesn't matter a jot to STARCO - instead of bringing the world to Beli Manastir, it is taking Beli Manastir to the world.

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USA sets final duties on CV steel wheels from China

USA sets final duties on CV steel wheels from China

31st May 2019 | 0 Comments

The USA has determined the rate of anti-dumping and countervailing duties it will charge on steel commercial vehicle wheels imported from China, and the levels set are high. This month, the US Department of Commerce announced final anti-dumping duties of 231.7 per cent and countervailing duties of 457.1 per cent.

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Maxion Wheels supplying VersaStyle to Tata Tiago

Maxion Wheels supplying VersaStyle to Tata Tiago

26th February 2019 | 0 Comments

India’s Tata Motors has become the latest car maker to select Maxion Wheels’ VersaStyle steel wheel as an original equipment rim. Maxion Wheels will deliver 150,000 VersaStyle wheels a year for fitment on the Tata Tiago, a city car sold in the Indian market. Supply to Tata comes on top of the approximately three million VersaStyle wheels that Maxion Wheels produces annually for other customers.

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Steel wheels from china sold in US at “less than fair value”

2nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Following an investigation covering the period from 1 July to 31 December 2017, the US Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that steel wheels from the People's Republic of China were (or were likely to have been) sold in the United States at less-than-fair-value. It now invites interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination.

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thyssenkrupp Steel Europe enters steel wheel JV with Chinese partners

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe enters steel wheel JV with Chinese partners

29th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Under a joint venture contract signed on 22 June, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe will partner with Chinese companies to produce steel wheels, including lightweight hot-formed models, for the local automotive industry. China’s leading steel wheel manufacturer, Jingu Wheel, will hold a 51 per cent share in the joint venture, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe 34 per cent and Ansteel Iron and Steel Group 15 per cent. China’s competition authorities are now examining the tie-up, and thyssenkrupp anticipates the deal’s finalisation within the next few months.

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Accuride’s acquisition of Mefro Wheels gains conditional approval

4th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Consolidation within Europe’s commercial vehicle steel wheel market is coming, but three will remain the magic number when it comes to suppliers. Some ten months after the proposed deal was first announced, the European Commission has granted its conditional blessing for Accuride Corporation to acquire steel wheel manufacturer Mefro Wheels GmbH.

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Accuride agrees to buy Mefro

19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Accuride Corporation has entered into an agreement to buy Mefro Wheels GmbH. Headquartered in Solingen, Germany, Mefro Wheels is a privately-owned supplier of steel wheels to the European and Asian passenger car, light vehicle and commercial vehicle industries and maintains manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Turkey, Russia and China.

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Titan Steel Wheels: a market leader from the English countryside

Titan Steel Wheels: a market leader from the English countryside

27th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The small village of Cookely, near Kidderminster, in the rolling Worcestershire countryside isn’t necessarily where you would expect to find a leading manufacturer, but this is exactly where leading OTR wheel supplier to the yellow goods market, Titan Steel Wheels, is based. The subsidiary of Titan International distributes its niche products mainly into Europe, meeting the specifications of end-users in the construction, industrial, mining and agricultural sectors with a wide variety of part numbers, largely comprising three- and five-piece wheels. Tyres & Accessories visited the facility, where Titan Europe managing director, wheels division, Chris Akers talked us through the history of the site, Titan’s current activities and future plans.

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Pneus Service showing PS rims, spare wheel kit at Reifen

12th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Pneus Service, exclusive distributor of the MAK alloy wheel brand in some regions of Italy, is exhibiting at Reifen for the first time this year and will display its own wheel brand, PS. The Chinese-made PS range of steel wheels is certified according to ECE 124 and was first launched in Italy in 2013.

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Athlete Wheels meeting European trailer trends

Athlete Wheels meeting European trailer trends

8th April 2015 | 0 Comments

European trailer manufacturers are increasingly fitting size 385/65R22.5 tyres with a load capacity of 164K (5,000 kg) on their trailers as original equipment, and in response to this trend Heuver Tyrewholesale is now supplying a compatible 5,000 kg wheel rim from its Athlete Wheels portfolio. Athlete Wheels is the first non-European brand to add a fully-tested 11.75-22.5 ET120 (5,000 kg) wheel rim to its range. As exclusive importer of the Athlete Wheels brand in Continental Europe (International Tyres is the exclusive UK distributor for Athlete steel truck wheels), Heuver is also introducing new wheel rims in sizes 11.75-19.5 and 11.75-22.5 ET135.

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Tata Steel develops new off-road rim steel grade

Tata Steel develops new off-road rim steel grade

19th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Tata Steel, Europe’s second-largest steel supplier, has launched a new bespoke hot-rolled formable steel grade for manufacturers producing wheel rims for vehicles such as tractors, cranes and wheeled excavators. The company says this new product, DD13WR, offers improved manufacturability and has been developed specifically to meet the needs of major customers with particular requirements across their key global off-highway markets.

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Renault to take a million Maxion ‘VersaStyle’ wheels this year

Renault to take a million Maxion ‘VersaStyle’ wheels this year

16th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Maxion Wheels reports that it will supply Renault with more than a million VersaStyle wheels for the vehicle maker’s Megane, Megane Scenic, Clio and the Dacia Logan and Dacia Sandero Stepway models during the course of 2014. The company has already sold a million VersaStyle wheels in total this year, and more than 15 million units since VersaStyle wheels were first introduced in 2005.

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