April 11, 2013

Alcoa Announces Updated Wheel Spec Data Guide


New Features Include Detailed Cross Referencing, Full Technical Data, Increased Fitment Options

Cleveland, OH (April 11, 2013) – Alcoa announced it has updated its comprehensive product handbook known as the 2013 Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels Spec Data Guide Catalog (Spec Data Guide).


The Spec Data Guide features a complete product portfolio, including 45 wheel part number “families” with corresponding finish options for heavy duty (tractor & trailer), wide base, bus and medium duty fitment applications. This annual update now includes cross-reference information to obsolete part numbers up to two generations back where applicable and full technical data, including mounting system, offset and load rating data. 


The revised Spec Data Guide also features greater detail on finish option codes and additional coverage of medium duty part numbers highlighting a full portfolio of available Alcoa aluminum wheel finish and fitment options, covering Class 3 through Class 8 applications. In addition, the Spec Data Guide offers corresponding accessory information for each wheel part number. It serves as a one-stop-shop to reference Alcoa commercial vehicle aluminum wheels.


The newly revised guide continues to utilize color coding to enhance readability of the many data fields. The Spec Data Guide also remains sustainable as it is designed as a four-page document, which saves cost and paper, thus contributing to a positive environmental impact.


“Our number one goal remains focused on meeting the needs of our customers,” said Todd Hershberger, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – North America, Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels. “The approach in updating the Spec Data Guide is a result of feedback our team gathers from the field in order to ensure we're providing customers with products, and reference materials that are valuable solutions.”


To download and print a copy of the 2013 Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels Spec Data Guide, visit www.alcoawheels.com.  For copies of the printed version, call (800) 242-9898 ext. 2.


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 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.


About Alcoa

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.


2013 Wheel Spec Data Guide