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Accuride Reaches Long-Term Agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to Supply Made-in-the-USA Gunite Brake Drums


May 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

EVANSVILLE, Ind.

Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – today announced that it recently signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group, one of the leading all-makes parts brands in the commercial transportation industry. The agreement, which is now in effect, calls for Accuride to provide a portfolio of standard-duty brake drums for over-the-road tractor drive axle and trailer axle applications that offers OEM first-fit quality and Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) compliance. Accuride will supply the drums from its Gunite wheel end component production facility in Rockford, Ill.

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Accuride is supplying its high-quality, Made-in-the-USA Gunite(R) brake drums for drive- and trailer ...

Accuride is supplying its high-quality, Made-in-the-USA Gunite(R) brake drums for drive- and trailer-axle applications to the Daimler Trucks North America Aftermarket parts group under a newly-signed multi-year agreement. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are pleased to have been chosen as Daimler’s primary aftermarket wheel end supplier and appreciate this expression of confidence by Daimler Trucks North America in the quality, dependability and performance of our made-in-the-USA Gunite brake drums,” Rick Dauch, Accuride President and CEO, said. “Our investment in advanced machining technology and rigorous quality processes enables us to supply Daimler’s aftermarket customers with OEM first-fit quality brake drums that affordably deliver the durability and stopping power they can count on mile after mile, under North America’s toughest driving conditions.”

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American 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®, 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.

Note to editors: To download a 300 dpi jpg version of the Gunite 15 x 4 front brake drum photograph accompanying this news release, visit the Accuride News Room http://www.accuridecorp.com/news/ and click on the link to this news release.

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