Alcoa to launch Ultra One wheel in Europe

US company Alcoa used the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Germany to announce it is now selecting fleet partners for the European launch of its new the Ultra One wheel.

According to Alcoa, the new model will be available in Europe during the second half of 2015. Already, the company has seen significant adoption of the Ultra One wheel in other major markets, including the United States.

“Alcoa’s Ultra One wheel offers heavy-duty performance without the heavy weight of steel wheels, and it looks great too,” said Tim Myers, President, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “Alcoa is bringing our best wheel technology to the growing European market to help fleets shed kilograms, haul more and save on costs.

“Weight-sensitive fleets such as petroleum and bulk haulers have been especially quick to embrace the Ultra One technology in other markets, and we expect the same in Europe,” said Myers.

The Ultra One wheel is made with Alcoa’s new MagnaForce alloy, which is said to be 17 per cent stronger than Alcoa’s 6061 alloy.

Alcoa will manufacture the European Ultra One wheel at an Alcoa facility in Europe.

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