Friday, July 25, 2014
Maxion Wheels Announces Significant Growth in Aluminum Wheels Production

Maxion Wheels Matter

Maxion Wheels, a division of Iochpe-Maxion S.A., the leading global supplier of wheels for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, agriculture, off-road, forklift and military vehicles has announced plans for a new light vehicle aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Limeira, Brazil.

The new facility will join an existing steel wheel plant on the same site and create 800,000 wheels of new wheel capacity in year one, eventually growing to a capacity of 2,000,000 annually. The facility will provide 500 new jobs with an anticipated start of production in the second half of 2015.

Maxion Wheels is also initiating an expansion of their current automotive aluminum wheel facility in Santo Andre. The Santo Andre plant will add to their existing capacity by more than 50% to meet growing domestic demand.

Don Polk, Maxion Wheels’ President of the Americas stated “Maxion Wheels is uniquely positioned to be able to meet the growing demand for high quality aluminum wheels in the Brazilian market. The key to our success and the growth of our business is due to the commitment and effort of our employees to provide that quality to our customers.” 

About Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels is the leading producer of wheels for passenger cars, light trucks and commercial trucks and trailers. The Company also produces steel wheels for military, agricultural and other off-highway applications. With more than 100 years of wheel-making experience, Maxion is the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, currently producing 65 million wheels per year. The Company serves global OEM customers from operations in 12 countries on 5 continents, and has state-of-the-art technical centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. www.iochpe-maxion.com.br, www.maxionwheels.com

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