EVANSVILLE, Ind., USA – 19 September 2016 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the European and North American commercial vehicle industries – today announced that it will exhibit a range of Accuride aluminum wheels and Gianetti Ruote steel wheels for Europe’s commercial vehicle industry during IAA 2016 in Hannover, Germany, 22-29 September. This is Accuride’s initial participation in IAA, now in its 66th edition as the world’s leading International Trade Fair for Mobility, Transportation and Logistics.
Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch will host a briefing for industry press from 13:45 to 14:15 on 22 September at the company’s stand, F18 in Hall 13. He will discuss Gianetti Ruote’s latest technology developments and Accuride’s product offering and expansion plans for the European market.
Accuride’s 2015 majority stake in Italian steel wheel producer Gianetti Ruote S.r.l. established the company as a domestic supplier of steel wheels to Europe’s commercial vehicle industry. IAA 2016 represents Accuride’s initial showcase for European customers of Gianetti Ruote’s latest steel-wheel solutions and Accuride’s aluminum wheels for the European market. Accuride will unveil a new 22.5 x 9.00 Gianetti Ruote steel wheel weighing only 34.2 kilograms and present Gianetti’s wide-base, tube-type and lightweight steel wheel solutions. In addition, it will showcase Gianetti’s concept ultra-lightweight steel wheel for OEM and Aftermarket applications designed to lower vehicle weight and emissions while increasing fuel economy and payload. Accuride will display its high-quality aluminum wheels produced in North America for Europe, including its Accu-Lite®, Accu-Flange® and Accu-Armor® wheels in sizes ranging from 19.5 x 7.5 to 22.5 x 11.75.
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite® and Gianetti Ruote™. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information: www.AccurideCorp.com
Headquartered in Ceriano Laghetto near Milan, Italy, Gianetti Ruote is a leading producer of steel wheels for the European commercial vehicle industry. Gianetti has maintained its technology and innovation leadership for over 130 years. Founded in the 1880s, today Gianetti Ruote is a division of the Accuride Wheels business unit of Accuride Corporation, which acquired a majority stake in Gianetti in 2015 from CLN Group of Italy. Gianetti produces high-quality steel wheels 16″ to 24″ in diameter for trucks, buses and trailers. A leading OEM supplier, the company is expanding its presence within the European commercial vehicle industry with trailer manufacturers and Aftermarket tire and wheel distributors. For more information: www.gianettiruote.com
Phone: (812) 962-5105
Timothy G. Weir, APR
Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Marketing
Phone: (812) 962-5128