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January 23, 2007
Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels Launches Pro Series and Adventure Series Wheel Lines at Off-Road Impact
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels, a Cleveland-based business unit of Alcoa
Inc., today announced the expansion of their off-road light truck
product line to include the new Pro Series and Adventure Series wheel
lines to their existing product catalog of Classics.
Pro Series and Adventure Series offer exciting new wheel designs to the
Alcoa product portfolio of wheels forged from one piece of 6061-T6
aluminum. Both Pro Series and Adventure Series are now available for
most ½-ton trucks, full size SUVs and Jeeps.
Each wheel has been designed, engineered and manufactured to optimize
strength, durability and design while lowering wheel weight.
Each style is available in seventeen-inch and twenty-inch sizes with
polished clearcoat and chrome finish options. Polished clearcoat is a
surface coating that reduces maintenance and increases durability for a
lasting surface. Chrome also eases maintenance and provides a premium
“Pro Series is an exciting new wheel line for
Alcoa that reflects an aggressive, competition-influenced appearance
while offering unmatched strength and durability for on-road and
off-road use,” said Brandon Stotsenburg,
Marketing Director, Alcoa Forged Specialty Wheels.
Alcoa product development and engineering teams worked closely with Ivan “Ironman”
Stewart on the design, development and testing of Pro Series wheels.
“Adventure Series was designed with a
contemporary, split-spoke style designed to complement the appearance of
today’s most popular vehicles. Yet Adventure
Series demonstrates all of the strength, durability and light weight
benefits only found in Alcoa one piece forged alloy wheels,”
Five and six-spoke design options for Pro Series and Adventure Series
are available based on the lug pattern of the OEM vehicle application.
Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep fitments reflect a 5-spoke and 5-lug pattern
while Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Nissan and Toyota fitments reflect
a 6-spoke and 6-lug pattern.
Alcoa is also supporting the launch of Pro Series and Adventure Series
with an integrated marketing and vendor support program including a
targeted consumer and trade advertising and communication plan.
Designed, engineered and tested for on-road and off-road use, each Pro
Series and Adventure Series wheel delivers as a kit and comes with an
Alcoa center cap, lugs and lug key along with a lifetime limited
structural warranty on the wheel. A three year warranty will be offered
on the chrome finish. See www.alcoawheels.com
for full warranty details.
About Alcoa Wheel Products
Alcoa Wheel Products is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and employs
more than 3,000 associates in seven locations globally. The Alcoa
business unit manufactures cast and forged aluminum wheels for the heavy
truck, automotive, and motorcycle industries.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world's leading producer and manager of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in
all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering,
production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In
addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets
consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap® foils
and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels, and Baco®
household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening
systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for
cars and trucks. The company has 129,000 employees in 43 countries and
has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world
at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can
be found at www.alcoa.com.
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