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Accuride Introduces New Lightweight Aluminum Wheels at HDAW’16


January 26, 2016
By Business Wire News

LAS VEGAS

Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry – announced it has added two new lightweight aluminum wheels to its product offering today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016 in Las Vegas. The wheels are part of Accuride’s effort to provide customers the lightest high-performance steel and aluminum wheels possible.

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Accuride 41730 22.5 x 9 Aluminum Wheel (Photo: Business Wire)

Accuride 41730 22.5 x 9 Aluminum Wheel (Photo: Business Wire)

Re-engineered to reduce weight by 5-7 percent, the new aluminum wheels are both standard type 22.5 x 9.00 wheels produced at the company’s aluminum wheel production facility in Erie, Pa. The new wheels will be available effective April 1, 2016. Accuride continues to redesign and light-weight its popular aluminum wheel product portfolio to reduce weight and improve fuel savings for its fleet and aftermarket customers without sacrificing performance.

Specifications for the new wheels include:

  • 41730 wheel – replaces previous part number 29730 and features a reduced weight of four pounds (total weight per wheel: 58 pounds).
  • 41012 wheel – replaces previous part number 40012 and features a reduced weight of three pounds (total weight per wheel: 51 pounds).

“As our customers seek to optimize the total weight, fuel economy and emissions of their equipment, we continue to refine our designs and manufacturing processes to remove weight from our steel and aluminum wheel offerings,” said Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch. “These two new aluminum wheel options are just the beginning of what customers can expect to see from Accuride as we continue our R&D in design engineering and metallurgy to provide the industry’s lightest, most reliable wheels.”

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End SolutionsTM, Gunite®, Gianetti RuoteTM and BrillionTM. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.accuridecorp.com.

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