Maxion Wheels, one of the world’s largest wheel manufacturers, along 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 future aluminum wheel plant in Suizhou, China. The new company, Dongfeng Maxion Wheels Co. Ltd., shared this milestone with distinguished 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 aluminum car wheels,” said Pieter Klinkers, CEO, Maxion Wheels. “Through our partnership with one of China’s largest automotive parts companies, we can quickly bring global aluminum 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 2 million die cast, bright-machined wheels a year.”