Dongfeng and Maxion Wheels to open passenger car aluminum wheel plant in China
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, 2019 at the future site of their 22,000 square meters plant in Suizhou, China. The new company is called Dongfeng Maxion Wheels Co., Ltd.
“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, Chief Executive Officer, 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 two million die cast, bright-machined wheels a year.”