Once completed, Accuride’s 2012 investments will double the company’s aluminum wheel production capacity at its Monterrey and Camden plants. This will bring sufficient aluminum capacity online this year to meet the peak industry cycle demand expected in 2013-2014. Planned factory-flow improvements will further increase throughput from the newly-added wheel machining lines, enabling Accuride to achieve enhanced production performance for customers.These 2012 investments build upon Accuride’s significant actions in 2011 to increase aluminum wheel production, including:
- The June acquisition and re-launch of its aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Camden, S.C.;
- The November launch of Accuride’s new Mega-Line at its Erie plant, which set a new industry benchmark in process technology; and
- The transfer of an aluminum wheel machining line to Accuride’s Monterrey plant, which made it Mexico’s only supplier of both steel and aluminum wheels for commercial vehicles.