Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has invested over £100,000 in fitting cages as the company expands its complete tyre and wheel fitting service to meet growing customer demand.
The Ahcon Safety Inflation Cages, which brings MWSD’s annual fitting capacity up to 100,000 units, are computer-controlled with the automated operation ensuring accurate, safe inflation up to the exact tyre pressure specified by the manufacturer.
Speedline Truck is expanding its program of design-oriented light alloy wheels for commercial vehicles, trailers and coaches to include a new wheel especially for inloaders, and hence for the transportation of large sheets of glass and precast concrete panels. The SLT 3774 wheel is available from September. To this end, Speedline Truck reports that it […]
Speedline Truck has announced plans to debut a new forged truck wheel at NUFAM between 24 and 27 September 2015. The Karlsruhe, Germany event sees over 300 exhibitors in an area of more than 60,000 m² representing every segment of the sector: commercial vehicles in every weight class, vehicle fittings, superstructures, cranes, workshop equipment and accessories.
Wheel brand Speedline is collaborating with vehicle manufacturer Fahrzeugbau Meier to present a range of Speedline Truck wheels at “Caravan 2015” from 29 August 6 September 2015 in Dusseldorf (Hall 13, Stand B 12).
Accuride Corporation’s steel wheel manufacturing plant in Henderson (Kentucky, UK) is one of four companies receiving a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from non-profit enterprise improvement organisation the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). An AME will visit the plant today to present the award, and Accuride will also be honoured during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, which will be held in Florida between 10 and 14 November.
The new range of heavy truck steel wheels that Maxion Wheels is bringing to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show is six per cent lighter than the previous generation, the company reports. Furthermore, Maxion Wheels says the new GEN35TM line-up is 3.5 per cent lighter than the lightest equally-sized truck wheel currently sold anywhere in the world. The GEN35TM designation will be used for a full range of truck wheel sizes.
The news back in May that commercial vehicle wheels have been named as a “safety critical item” in European law is something of a breakthrough for those that have been lobbying for the inclusion of wheels in this legislation, not to mention the wheel industry in general and the many automotive and haulage businesses that depend on wheels. Manchester-based Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD), which played a key role in the wording used in the latest EU Roadworthiness Package and continues to be at the forefront the forefront of raising awareness of wheel safety issues, has a right to be particularly pleased with the latest news. However, if you will excuse the pun, the wheels of European legislation and implementation turn slowly. Therefore with 27 countries all at liberty to interpret and apply the rules over a period of years before compliance will begin to be checked – there is still a mountain to climb. With all this in mind, around the time of the news Tyres & Accessories met with managing director John Ellis at MWSD’s Sharston, Manchester headquarters to find out more about what the rules mean for the company and the industry at large.
Between 20 and 23 August Speedline Truck will participate at Elmia Lastbil, for the first time. The international commercial vehicle show is held every two years in Jönköping, Sweden, together with its Swedish distributor NicNac. With the focus on this large trucks and trailer fair in Scandinavia, Speedline truck reports that it aims to strengthen its position on the Scandinavian market in order to also take on a leading role there in the future.