Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Maxion Wheels Announces Forged Aluminum Truck Wheels for North American Heavy Duty Aftermarket

World’s Largest Steel Wheel Manufacturer Adds Aluminum to Its Commercial Vehicle Wheel Product Mix

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced today that it is expanding its North American Commercial Vehicle (CV) product offering with the addition of a forged aluminum truck wheel product line, introduced today in a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2017 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

“Maxion Wheels has been proudly serving the needs of the North American truck and trailer market for almost 100 years,” said Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas. “By adding forged aluminum to our product mix, our steel wheel commercial vehicle customers now have a one-stop alternative for their wheel needs. Our forged aluminum truck wheels are built for today’s toughest road conditions. They are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with Maxion Wheels’ highest product quality specifications.”

Maxion Wheels developed the forged aluminum CV four wheel product line in response to the market’s growing need for lighter vehicles as a means of reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The new 22.5x8.25 aluminum CV wheel weighs 45 lbs.

Compatible and interchangeable with current market offerings, Maxion Wheels’ aluminum wheel line up was designed to exceed recognized industry standards with respect to: material, rim contour, radial and rotary fatigue, mounting configuration, and FMVSS 571.120 markings. The four wheels will be available in the industry’s most popular sizes:

  • 22.5x8.25
  • 24.5x8.25
  • 17.5x6.75
  • 22.5x14.00


A bright machined finish is standard, and polishing is also available.

Fleets operating in North America will be able to purchase the new wheels through aftermarket channels beginning in the spring with the initial rollout of the 22.5x8.25. A standard five-year limited warranty is included.

Polk concluded, “Maxion Wheels’ CV wheel product strategies will continue to focus on minimizing corrosion, reducing weight, and offering more styling alternatives, as a continued commitment to our customers to push the boundaries of innovation as the industry leader.”

Maxion Wheels’ commercial vehicle wheel experts will be available in booth 1215 at HDAW to interact with attendees who want to learn more about this new product line.

ABOUT MAXION WHEELS

Maxion Wheels is a leading wheel manufacturer for passenger cars, light trucks, buses, commercial trucks and trailers. The Company also produces wheels for agriculture and military vehicles, as well as other off-highway applications. With more than 100 years of wheel-making experience and 10,000 employees globally, Maxion is the world's largest wheel manufacturer, producing nearly 60 million wheels per year. The Company serves its global OEM customers from 22 locations in 12 countries on five continents, and has state-of-the-art technical centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

MEDIA CONTACT

Colleen Hanley
Global Director, Marketing and Communications
Maxion Wheels

Tel: +1 (734) 737-5204
Mobile: +1 (248) 916-2477
Email: colleen.hanley@maxionwheels.com

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