Dongfeng and Maxion Wheels break ground on 2-million wheel plant

Jun 9, 2019   Tier Suppliers

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, with its new joint venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 6 at the future site of their 22,000 square-metre plant in Suizhou, China.

The new company, Dongfeng Maxion Wheels Co., Ltd., shared the milestone with guests including government officials and company dignitaries, customers, suppliers and associates.

“With our new partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components, this plant will serve future demand from global and Chinese vehicle manufacturers for locally-produced aluminium car wheels,” said Pieter Klinkers, Chief Executive Officer, Maxion Wheels. “Through our partnership with one of China’s largest automotive parts companies, we can quickly bring global aluminium wheel making expertise to the biggest vehicle market in the world.”

Kai Kronenberg, Vice President and Chief Representative Officer for Maxion Wheels in China added, “We estimate start of production to be by the end of 2020, with plans to produce two million die cast, bright-machined wheels a year.”

(Photo: Business Wire)

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