Rolling through the decades

Discover the milestones of our heritage

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1908

Clarence Hayes establishes Hayes Wheels and begins Production of Wooden Wheels for the Ford Model T 

1912

Gregorio Iochpe joins a group of families sent by the Jewish Colonization Association from Russia to form the colony of "Quatro Irmãos" in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 

1919

Lemmerz begins producing wheels in Königswinter, Germany 

Historical Image of whee production.

1927

K.H. Wheel and Hayes Wheels Merge to Form Kelsey-Hayes Wheel Company 

1938

The Iochpe Group is formed with its partners: Gregorio Iochpe, Miguel Ioschpe, Moyses Ioschpe, Solomon Ioschpe and Israel Iochpe. The group will trade in timber of pine logs and beams. 

Chopped wood in the forest.

1947

Sebastiao Fumagalli founds Fumagalli Company in Limeira, Brazil 

1973

Rockwell International acquires Fumagalli and Fruehauf Trailer purchases Kelsey-Hayes 

1978

The Iochpe Group enters the automotive industry acquiring Indústria de Máquinas Agrícolas Ideal, a manufacturer of harvesters and tractors. 

Image of old farming trucks (black and white).

1983

The Iochpe Group acquires Massey Ferguson Perkins SA, including the agricultural machinery and engine factories to consolidate them and prepare to participate in the automotive industry. 

1984

The Iochpe Group joins the São Paulo Stock Exchange with its Initial Public Offering (IPO). 

1989

The Iochpe Group forms the Iochpe Foundation as a non-profit organization.  

1997

Hayes Wheels acquires Lemmerz Holding GmbH to form Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. And Rockwell Automotive (including Fumagalli) separates from Rockwell and becomes Meritor 

2000

Meritor merges with Arvin Industies to form ArvinMeritor

2009

Iochpe-Maxion acquires Fumagalli from ArvinMeritor

2012

Iochpe-Maxion acquires Hayes Lemmerz and creates Maxion Wheels from Hayes Lemmerz, Maxion, and Fumagalli

2018

Maxion Wheels breaks ground on new passenger car aluminum wheel plant in Pune, India

Maxion Leadership during inauguration of a new manufacturing site.

2019

Maxion Wheels forms joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group in China to produce light vehicle aluminum wheels

A colorful rim against an orange background.

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