New solutions for tomorrow’s transportation
Whether it’s the increasing electrification of both passenger and commercial vehicles, specific requirements for local road conditions or the ever-growing need for fuel-efficient components:
Our thorough understanding of industry dynamics and future trends enables us to tackle the challenges that lie ahead on the path to tomorrow.
Lightening up the future
Reducing the weight of the truck wheel can significantly help to lower both fuel consumption and payload.
Through design, engineering and manufacturing optimization, we have pursued cost-effective ways to reduce material usage without sacrificing quality or technical standards.
This includes the launch of the industry’s lightest mass-produced steel wheel and the introduction of a commercial vehicle aluminum wheel for North American trailer OEMs and the aftermarket.
“Future urban CV wheels will need to be low in cost and aerodynamic in styling.”
New ways of urban transportation
Urbanization is influencing how people and goods move around the world. With short driving distances and the heavy use of buses, electrification will flourish.
Especially delivery vehicles for the “last mile” between warehouse and front door are quickly looking to electrification as its fuel-efficient powertrain solution. We’re currently in conversations with several new vehicle manufacturers who are looking to reengineer this mode of transportation.
We think that the next generation of wheels for light commercial electric vehicles will likely become standard for all customers, reflecting the need for a cost-effective, production-ready, standard OE drop center steel wheel.