Maxion Wheels Recognized for Digital Manufacturing Excellence

Königswinter, GERMANY, May 20, 2021 – Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, received during last night’s 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Virtual Gala, two awards from the National Association of Manufacturing for its implementation and leveraging of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) predictive maintenance digital solutions.

“Maxion Wheels began its digital transformation journey in 2018, and since that time has made great progress with a focus on manufacturing excellence through reduced downtime, improved operations efficiency and lower operating costs,” said Esteban Remecz, Chief Information Officer, Iochpe-Maxion. “Receiving two nationally-acclaimed awards for our work in condition-based and predictive maintenance is an honor for the company, and a testament to our digital transformation and operational excellence teams who embraced the power of Industry 4.0 witnessing firsthand the positive impact on both customer satisfaction and the bottom line.”

Maxion Wheels received the following 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Awards:

  • Industrial Internet of Things Leadership Award for the light and commercial vehicle steel wheels plant in Königswinter, Germany
  • Operational Excellence Leadership Award for the light vehicle aluminum wheels plant in Saraburi, Thailand


The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, honors manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing each year with the Manufacturing Leadership Awards. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of industry expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.

Königswinter Digital Team recognized for successful deployment of Industrial IoT predictive monitoring solution.
Saraburi Digital Team recognized for achieving Operational Excellence using digital technologies.

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