Tag: Wheels

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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The Wheel Specialist joins IAAF

The Wheel Specialist joins IAAF

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed The Wheel Specialist on board, as it becomes the latest in a recent flurry of aftermarket names to sign up.

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Superior Industries appoints new president, CEO

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Aluminium wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International, Inc. has appointed a permanent successor to Don Stebbins, who retired as the company’s president and chief executive officer at the end of last year. Majdi B. Abulaban will start in both roles on 15 May 2019, taking over from executive chairman, Timothy McQuay, who assumed all Stebbins’ duties once the latter’s departure was announced.

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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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STARCO boosting capacity at Croatia wheel plant

STARCO boosting capacity at Croatia wheel plant

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

A 7.2-million-euro investment will lift capacity at the STARCO wheel manufacturing facility in Croatia by 75 per cent over the coming four years. This demand-driven increase covers a range of wheel types, including pressed, spun, made-to-measure and dual wheels. The company comments that most of the investment will take place during the first year.

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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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Ronal breaks ground on new tool shop in Härkingen

Ronal breaks ground on new tool shop in Härkingen

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group is building a new toolmaking shop at the site of the group’s headquarters in Härkingen (Switzerland). The groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on 14 January, while construction is due to begin in February 2019.

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Tyreline appoints Alcoa sales representative

Tyreline appoints Alcoa sales representative

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyreline, the premium distributor of Alcoa Wheels Premium has announced the appointment of Dan Haynes as its new office based salesman.

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Ronal enters anniversary year

17th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ronal Group is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. This special anniversary is being celebrated at all sites around the world with different actions. The 8,000 and more employees who are passionately involved and play a significant part in the company’s success lie at the heart of all activities.

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Alcar MD Norbert Frohner departs

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Alcar managing director has left the company in order to “continue his career in another industry”. According to a joint letter signed by Frohner and Alcar CEO Dr Alexander Riklin, the company “sincerely regret his decision and would like to thank him for his commitment and loyalty during his 25 years long work for Alcar.”

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EVO Corse to showcase Arcasting race wheels at Autosport International

EVO Corse to showcase Arcasting race wheels at Autosport International

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

EVO Corse will exhibit its race wheels and accessories, including its newly acquired Arcasting brand, at Autosport International (booth E702, Birmingham NEC, from 10 January).

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Yokohama Rubber to exhibit ‘hobby tyres’, wheels at Tokyo Auto Salon 2019

Yokohama Rubber to exhibit ‘hobby tyres’, wheels at Tokyo Auto Salon 2019

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber will participate in the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 between 11 and 13 January at Makuhari Messe. The company will showcase its tyre and aluminium wheel products. Yokohama adds that it will have a special focus on its “hobby tyres” – those for motorsport or classic car applications. The booth will also introduce its motorsport activities, which it states make important contributions to its technology development for consumer tyres.

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EVO Corse takes over Arcasting racing line

EVO Corse takes over Arcasting racing line

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

EVO Corse and Arcasting, two Treviso, Italy-based companies specializing in the manufacturing and sale of alloy wheels, have signed a technical and commercial agreement for the production and management of the race line of Arcasting wheels. The agreement is effective 1 January 2019.

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Ronal celebrates successful Essen Motor Show

Ronal celebrates successful Essen Motor Show

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Ronal Group is celebrating this year’s Essen Motor Show. The company exhibited from 1 to 9 December 2018 and presented new items in the Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck Brands. Taxi rides in the motor sport hall in the RONAL “Zetti” BMW Z4 GT3, which took part in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring, were another highlight.

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Bartosch steps down as CEO of BBS – new management team appointed

Bartosch steps down as CEO of BBS – new management team appointed

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Wheel manufacturer BBS says it is “strategically repositioning” itself, and has thus made a number of changes to its management team. Heinz Bartosch, chief executive officer since December 2016, was “released from his duties” as of 2 November 2018. He has been replaced with a new management team, a team that BBS says will “place a stronger focus” on expanding the BBS brand around the globe as well as on growing the company’s partnerships with OEM customers in the premium segment.

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