Alcoa wheels offer eye-catching brightness with class-leading strength and durability. All Alcoa aluminium wheels provide a stronger, brighter shine and require no paint or touch-up maintenance. From our Mirror Polish wheels that are polished to the highest standard, to our Bright Polish finish option that is six times brighter than the competitive aluminium wheel in its class to our patented Dura-Bright® technology that cleans easily with soap and water, all Alcoa aluminium wheels help reduce maintenance costs and improve the image of your company and your equipment.
The Aluminium Revolution
Talk about lifespan. 73% of all aluminium produced since 1888 is
stillin use today.
Since 1888, Alcoa has introduced more than 8,000 patents benefiting a wide variety of industries. From automotive to aerospace - building and construction systems to consumer product packaging.
1948 - First forged Aluminum multi-piece wheel introduced.
1956 - First forged aluminum tubeless wheel introduced in the automotive industry for the Cadillac Eldorado.
1964 - First single-pieced forged aluminum wheel introduced for tubeless tires.
1971 - First forged aluminum wide base wheel introduced.
1978 - Introduced forged aluminum wheels in Europe.
1980 - First forged aluminum hub pilot wheel introduced.
1995 - Additional wheel capacity added in U.S. and Europe to supply all global markets.
2001 - First 14-inch wide base forged aluminum wheel introduced in the market.
2001 - Dura-Bright® wheels introduced.
2003 - Alcoa begins supplying forged aluminum wheels to Harley-Davidson.
2005 - Dura-Flange® wear protection wheels are introduced to reduce or virtually eliminate rim flange wear.
2005 to Present - Introduced premium wheels to leading global OEM auto manufacturers.
2006 - Dura-Bright® with XBR technology introduced.
2007 - Automotive News PACE award for Dura-Bright® technology. The proprietary surface treatment appears on several leading global automotive platforms.