June 6, 2013
ALCOA ANNOUNCES M-SERIES™ WHEEL COLLECTION
Medium duty truck fitment applications now available for Classes 3-6
Cleveland, OH (June 6, 2013) – Alcoa announced it has bolstered applications for medium duty truck segments, Classes 3-6, with the introduction of its M-Series™ line of wheels.
Each wheel in the M-Series collection features the same benefits Alcoa forged aluminum wheels provide to heavy duty (Class 7 & 8) customers, but are now customized to fit medium duty applications. M-Series wheels resist corrosion to virtually eliminate wheel maintenance costs and maintain the clean bright look that fleets deserve. At nearly half the weight of a steel wheel, Alcoa M-Series wheels improve fuel economy, reduce carbon emissions and are infinitely recyclable.
“Alcoa is proud to now offer a full range of forged aluminum wheel options to truck Classes 3 through 8,” said Steve Carlson, Global Sales Manager, Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels. “M-Series aluminum wheels for medium duty applications are loaded with the same money-saving, environmentally friendly, good looking and productivity increasing advantages as any other Alcoa truck wheel—just in a smaller size.”
The M-Series line of wheels provides customers with brush and polish finish options. Select part numbers are also offered with Alcoa’s patented Dura-Bright® surface treatment option. Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels require no-polish and are the easy-maintenance way to bright, shiny wheels that will last. The Dura-Bright production process penetrates the forged aluminum, which holds the shine—even after hundreds of washes and thousands of miles.
Since Dura-Bright® wheels rinse easily with mild soap and water, they eliminate the need for caustic cleaning products, further protecting the environment and reducing maintenance costs.
Alcoa’s M-Series wheel collection is designed for straight trucks, cab-overs and low deck trailers in the towing, beverage, emergency, delivery, food processing, retail/wholesale, utility and refuse industries. Specifically the wheels are manufactured to fit Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, Fuso, General Motors, Hino, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Smith and Sprinter vehicle makes.
To learn more about Alcoa’s M-Series wheel collection, visit www.alcoawheels.com.
About Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum wheels, premium products such as Dura-Bright®, Dura-Flange®, LvL ONE® and M-Series™ medium duty truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three divisions: Commercial Vehicle Wheels, Forged Specialty Wheels and Transportation Products. It employs 1,500 people at 13 locations worldwide. More information can be found at www.alcoawheels.com. Follow @AlcoaWheels on Twitter at twitter.com/AlcoaWheels.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30 countries across the world. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at twitter.com/Alcoa.