January 8, 2013


What are China's Best-Dressed Buses Featuring?


The "best-dressed" buses in China feature lightweight Alcoa aluminum. Alcoa wheels have been honored in China with the 2013 Accessory Award of the Year.


Alcoa has been honored in China for its innovation, commitment to the Chinese market and contributions to lightweighting in the country's bus manufacturing industry with a 2013 Accessory Award of the Year. The results, announced on January 8, honored 22 manufacturers who contributed to the country's bus manufacturing industry.  Alcoa was honored in the Best Safety & Energy Savings category.


Manufacturers, media and the online public voted for the winners. The honors are sponsored by trade publications CNbuses.com and shangyongqiche.com, with support from the China Tourism News. The editors of CNbuses.com credited Alcoa's win to three factors:

  • Brand Influence – Alcoa has an established brand awareness and reputation. It has been around for 125 years, and its products are found worldwide in automotive, aviation, construction, commercial transportation, packaging and other products.
  • Application of Alcoa's products in the China bus market – Alcoa and Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products produce parts for various Chinese bus manufacturers, including Yutong and Wuzhoulong. Alcoa's advanced processes and technologies, as well as high-quality products have made positive contributions to the development of China's bus manufacturing industry. Alcoa's commitment to the Chinese commercial vehicle market is also reflected by its recent investment in a new factory in Suzhou, China.
  • Lightweighting – Alcoa forged aluminum wheels help to lightweight the commercial vehicle industry and made Alcoa a positive industry leader.


Other categories under this Award series include:

  • Best Safety & Energy Savings Award
  • Best Safety & Environmentally Friendly Award
  • Best Bus Power Award
  • The Most Popular Bus Power Award
  • Best Gas Bus Power Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to China Urban Public Transport Award
  • Best Bus Chassis Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to China Bus Intelligence Operations
  • Smart Technology Innovation Award
  • Best Technical Innovation Award