Tag: Wheels

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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Meguiar’s launches new Wheel Cleaner

Meguiar’s launches new Wheel Cleaner

5th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Meguiar made a new addition to its popular Ultimate line at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas - Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner. The new wheel cleaner is said to be “a powerful formula that offers deep cleaning, yet is gentle enough that it can be used on any wheel finish or type”.

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Absolute Alignment claims 9 BTCC podiums in 2018

Absolute Alignment claims 9 BTCC podiums in 2018

31st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Absolute Alignment has had a podium filled 2018 season in the MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with Power Maxed TAG Racing, securing three race wins – while also partnering with highly-successful British GT, Porsche Carrera Cup and Caterham racing teams.

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GardX showing two products at Automotive Management Live

31st October 2018 | 0 Comments

GardX International will be demonstrating two recent additions to the firm’s range alongside their various other products at Automotive Management Live 2018 on 8 November. The stars of the show will be GardX International’s recently launched GardX WheelGard, a protective solution that is expertly designed to be fitted to your Alloy Wheels and shield them from unsightly wheel damage, as well as a widely-anticipated digital product, which is set to be released a week prior to the exhibition.

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UK car production a factor in lower Q3 2018 volumes for Superior Industries Inc.

25th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Declining car production in the UK has contributed towards lower wheel unit shipments in the third quarter of 2018, reports Superior Industries International, Inc. Compared with the prior-year period, Q3 2018 shipments were down 300,000 units to 4.7 million.

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