March 6, 2018
Arconic Expands Aluminum Truck Wheel Manufacturing Plant in Hungary
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) today broke ground on a new wheel manufacturing plant at its Arconic-Köfém Kft., Hungary, site. The new facility will significantly expand Arconic’s capacity to produce forged aluminum Alcoa Wheels, the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck and bus wheels.

August 16, 2017
Arconic Launches New Surface Treatment for Alcoa® Wheels in Europe: Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange® Surface Treatments Provide More Flange Protection, Doubles Wheel Service Life
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) announced today that its Alcoa® Wheels product portfolio is expanding to include forged aluminium wheels with a combined Dura-Bright®/Dura-Flange® surface treatment.

September 22, 2016
Alcoa Wheels Launches Global Bestsellers LvL ONE® and Dura-Bright® EVO for Low-Deck Trailers in Europe
Two new innovations join new Ultra ONETM wheel with MagnaForceTM alloy to further expand European offering

September 22, 2016
Alcoa Launches World’s Lightest, Strongest Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel in Europe:  Ultra ONETM with MagnaForceTM alloy
  • Alcoa Ultra ONE™ wheel is 47 percent lighter than a steel wheel of same size, helps increase payload and fuel efficiency
  • Made with Alcoa’s MagnaForce™ alloy: light and strong
  • Joins LvL ONE® and Dura-Bright® EVO product lines in the European market


September 20, 2016
Alcoa Wheels Commemorates 20 Years of Innovation at Köfém with New USD 18 Million/HUF 4,9 Billion Investment
Székesfehérvár Mayor Cser-Palkovics, U.S. Ambassador Bell join Alcoa employees to celebrate expansion, inaugurate new production line

March 16, 2016
Alcoa’s Future Value-Add Company to be Named “Arconic”
Brand reflects iconic heritage, continued commitment to industry-shaping innovation

November 17, 2015
Alcoa Launches Finish for Light, Strong, Fuel-Saving Truck Wheels
New LvL ONE® Finish to Give Customers Even More Eye-Catching Options

January 30, 2015
Alcoa Opens Expanded Wheels Manufacturing Plant in Hungary
Positions Alcoa to Capture Growing Demand for Company’s Lightweight, Durable, Low-Maintenance Aluminum Truck Wheels in Europe

September 24, 2014
Alcoa to Roll Out Lightest Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel in Europe, Offering Increased Fuel Efficiency, Payload
Now Selecting Fleet Partners for European Utra ONETM Wheel Launch

July 17, 2014
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe enters light duty segment with new 16.0 x 5.5 wheel
Alcoa has expanded its European portfolio with a new wheel size: 16.0 x 5.5. It is the first wheel Alcoa offers in the light duty segment.

March 17, 2014
Alcoa Expands in Hungary to Meet Surging European Demand for its Latest Innovation in Lightweight, Durable, Low-Maintenance Truck Wheels
NEW YORK and SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR, HUNGARY, March 17, 2014 -- Alcoa (NYSE:AA), the inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, is investing US$13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminum truck wheels. 

January 23, 2014
Alcoa Rolls Out Most Durable, Easy-to-Maintain Commercial Truck Wheel
Alcoa (NYSE:AA), the inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, has rolled out its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel.

October 18, 2013
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe and Gillemot Transports lead the way in green freight
The Paal (BE) location of Alcoa Wheel Products Europe (AWPE) and Gillemot Transports are taking the next step in improving their own transport footprint by offering climate neutral transportation of Alcoa’s forged aluminium wheels to customers.

September 3, 2013
Alcoa expands medium duty portfolio with 19.5 x 6.75 wheel
Alcoa has expanded its medium duty portfolio with a new wheel size: 19.5 x 6.75. Alcoa already offers the 17.5 x 6.75 wheel for medium duty trucks.

June 4, 2013
Alcoa Showcases Sustainable Transport Solutions at European Green Week 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 4 June 2013  –  Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced that its Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business will showcase sustainable transport solutions at the European Green Week 2013, which will open its doors today in Brussels, Belgium.

March 29, 2013
Alcoa’s medium duty 17.5 x 6.75 wheel also available at Mercedes-Benz for new Atego
The Alcoa 17.5” x 6.75” medium duty truck wheel is also available at Mercedes-Benz for the new Mercedes-Benz Atego.

September 19, 2012
Alcoa Joins International Charter for Sustainable Transportation
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced that its Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business has joined the Sustainable Development Charter of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

September 19, 2012
Alcoa Introduces New Lighter, Stronger High-Load Aluminum Wheels Unavailable in Steel
Alcoa Joins Sustainable Development Charter of UIT

September 13, 2012
Alcoa Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes: World and North America
Company Named in the DJSI for the Eleventh Consecutive Year

May 24, 2012
Alcoa wheels recognized as Cradle to Cradle certifiedCM products for their environmentally-safe materials, manufacturing processes
Alcoa Wheels Become First Products in the Transportation Industry to Obtain Certification

March 30, 2012
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe opens new Fleet Service Center
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe is pleased to announce that from April 1st 2012 the European Fleet Service Center will be operational.

March 19, 2012
Alcoa named most-admired metals company
Alcoa has been named the most-admired metals company in the world in Fortune magazine’s annual ranking on corporate reputation.

December 15, 2011
Renault Magnum Legend with Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels
Renault Trucks has unveiled a special "Magnum Legend" edition. This packs all the very latest technological advantages the vehicle can offer in terms of performance and fuel savings.

November 30, 2011

New 22.5 x 11.75, 120 mm offset Alcoa wheel with 5000 kg load index
In CW 49/2011 Alcoa Wheel Products Europe introduces a new 22.5 x 11.75 wheel with 120 mm offset and 5000 kg load index for truck front steer axles and trailer axles.

June 27, 2011
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe present at the Truckfest South West 2011
Meet the Alcoa team at the truckfest South West. They will be pleased to welcome you.

May 10, 2011
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe present at Tip-Ex
Alcoa Wheel Products will be present at the Tip-Ex show. Meet the Alcoa staff at their stand: C7-8. They will be pleased to welcome you.

March 16, 2011

Alcoa Celebrates 125 Years of Modern Aluminum
This month marks a milestone in American history that’s known to few but benefits everyone. Thanks to the birth of the modern aluminum smelting process 125 years ago by Charles Martin Hall, thousands of products can be made safer, lighter, more fuel efficient and more recyclable.

February 10, 2011
Alcoa strenghtening its position in the UK
To strengthen their position in the UK, Alcoa has hired a UK Sales Manager: James Crampton.

January 17, 2011
New Alcoa medium duty wheel in size 17.5 x 6.75
Upon request from the medium duty truck market, Alcoa has developed a new wheel for trucks in the range of 6 to 12 tons. The new wheel will be available in Brushed and Dura-Bright® finishes from January 2011 onwards.

November 30, 2010
New 22.5 x 11.75 Alcoa wheel with 5000 kg load index
Alcoa Wheel Products Europe introduces a new 22.5 x 11.75 wheel with 120 mm offset and 5000 kg load index for truck front steer axles and trailer axles.

November 30, 2010
5,000,000th Alcoa wheel – and the lucky winner is…
Since selling its first wheel in Europe in 1978, Alcoa has not only celebrated 30 years of successful sales activities, but also the sale of its 5,000,000th wheel on the European market.

August 13, 2010
Reduced weight and unified rim flange for Alcoa 22.5 wheels
Alcoa continues to work on the improvement of the already existing wheel sizes and announces that following new lightweight wheels with unified rim flange design will be available from September / October. The unified rim flange enables both adhesive and clip-on balancing weights.

August 6, 2010
Alcoa and SAF-HOLLAND joining forces for innovative trailer wheel development
Alcoa and SAF-HOLLAND are working together on the development of a new trailer wheel which can be mounted without a separate hub flange.

July 31, 2010
5.000.000 Alcoa wheels in Europe – that calls for a celebration
Alcoa has been producing forged aluminium wheels for industrial vehicles since 1946 in the US. In 1981 they started up a sales network in Europe. Sales figures for 1981 showed just 3500 wheels.  Sales went up gradually and started to boast from 1997 onwards, the year in which Alcoa opened a wheel plant in Hungary, to hit a climax in the years 2007 and 2008. The market dropped in 2009, but is now showing a positive trend again.

November 17, 2009
Alcoa Wheels Contribute to Environmentally Friendly Coca-Cola Distribution Trucks in Belgium
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renault Trucks and Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium (CCEB) are joining forces to reduce their environmental impact, and Alcoa wheels are playing a part.

August 1, 2009
New Alcoa 17.5” x 6.75” wheel available for low deck trailers
At Alcoa we listen to our customers’ needs and the market demand. Therefore we are pleased to announce the introduction of a new 17.5 x 6.75 trailer wheel with 10 bolt holes on a 225 mm PCD.

June 1, 2009
Alcoa Partner for the new Renault Truck Premium Lander 8x4 Concrete Mixer
Alcoa Wheels and Renault Trucks have underlined their long time partnership with a new collaboration presented at the recent Intermat show in Paris.

May 2, 2009
What options to specify on your vehicles in these difficult economic times? Alcoa aluminium wheels – a good investment!
When times are difficult and money scarce, transport companies and coach operators may be inclined to safe on options on their trucks, trailers and buses.

May 1, 2009
Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels now also available at Scania Trucks
As from May 2009, the Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheels are available as option choice for Scania Trucks in the sizes 22.5 x 8.25, 22.5 x 9.00 and 22.5 x 11.75 (135 mm offset).

March 1, 2009
New Alcoa Dura-Flange® wheel sizes available
Due to increased popularity of the Dura-Flange® treatment, Alcoa added new wheel sizes to the already existing range of Dura-Flange® wheels. Today Dura-Flange® wheels are also available in dimension 22.5 x 11.75, both with 120 mm and 135 mm offset.

February 1, 2009
Alcoa launch new LIGHTWEIGHT 22.5 x 11.75, 120 mm offset wheel
Exactly one year ago, Alcoa presented their new series of “lightweight” wheels in 22.5 x 8.25, 22.5 x 9.00, 19.5 x 7.50 and 19.5 x 8.25.

November 1, 2008
Alcoa supported 'Bike Factory' launched
On November 6, the Netherlands based aluminium industry launched the 'Bike Factory', a new tool to win the war for talent and an excellent showcase of how aluminium is supporting a sustainable future.

October 1, 2008
Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels selected for Renault Trucks hybrid refuse collection vehicle
The first Renault Trucks refuse collection vehicle, equipped with a hybrid engine, will start a field test in the Lyon urban area in October 2008.

September 1, 2008
Greenwood Bros & Gaskell, U.K. - Winner of the "oldest Alcoa wheel" competition
In reply to the competition of the "oldest Alcoa wheel", launched in the Alcoa Wheel Products Europe April newsletter, fleets from all over Europe sent in pictures of old Alcoa wheels still in use, some very old!

August 1, 2008
Alcoa contributes to a sustainable 2008 Beijing Olympics
Alcoa contributed to China's commitment to a "green" Olympics by providing lightweight aluminium for transportation systems that were used during the games and including its aluminum composite material on several new venues constructed especially for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

July 2, 2008
New ALCOA "LIGHTWEIGHT" supersingle wheel
Alcoa continues its battle against every kilo and introduces a new lightweight supersingle wheel.

July 1, 2008
Alcoa offers more wheel sizes in Dura-Bright®
Due to the increasing success of Dura-Bright® wheels, Alcoa has decided to offer more wheel sizes than presently already available in this finish during the course of 2008.

April 1, 2008
Alcoa Wheel Products Proudly Celebrates 60 Years of Innovation
Wheel Leader Reflects on History of Innovation and Future Solutions

March 2, 2008
Aluminum Can Help Transportation Industry Meet Sustainability Objectives
Aluminium is part of the solution to improve the sustainability of the transport industry.

March 1, 2008
Alcoa Combines Wheel Products and Auto and Truck Structures Business into New Business Unit
Alcoa announced on March 3, 2008 that it has combined its Wheel Products business with its Auto and Truck Structures business to form a new business unit, called Wheel and Transportation Products.