×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?
2

Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

(OP)
I'm hoping someone out there knows or can point me to sources that identify who the OEMs are for wheels of major auto makers like BMW, Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, Honda, etc. Or do some/many produce their own wheels? And how many each manufacturers sells/buys. What are the best market research firms on the auto industry?  Thanks so much!
Replies continue below

Recommended for you

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

In Australia ROH Steel, ROH Alloy, Castalloy and Ford New Zealand. The FNZ plant has been bought by Castalloy. All of these companies supply some Japanese and American firms as well.

Best bets for info would probably be the SAE mag or Wards.




Cheers

Greg Locock

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Enkei has been making alloy wheels for Mazda since at least the early '80s, probably longer.  I've never seen a Mazda alloy that didn't say Enkei on the back.  Also, Enkei is currently very popular as an aftermarket wheel maker in the sport compact car arena.

-james

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Hezz Lemmerz International is one of the OEM which supplies all types of Wheel Rims to most of the Automobile manufacturers.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Hello there!
There's a manufacturer called Superior Industries Inc.  (http://www.superiorindustries.com/products/cars/carindex.htm) which is the largest OEM manufacturer of aluminum-alloy wheels in the world.
If you drive any late-model car or SUV from the "three big" it must probably bear Superior Ind's-made wheels.
Check out the link I am sending. See you guys.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Ronal is a popular OEM and aftermarket supplier
to the German/U.S. market.

http://www.ronalusa.com/home.html

Also Fuchs is popular in Europe.

Chumley

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Enkei has also supplied wheels to honda, nissan, and GM.
BBS makes wheels for a lot of limited edition, sport option, etc.. cars of all makes.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Alcoa also supplies wheels to the OEM's. They make forged and cast aluminum wheels for autmotive, light truck and heavy truck applications.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

2
SAE International (www.sae.org) has an excellent tool for searching for automotive suppliers:
http://www.sae.org/servlets/esearch?Region=&Country=&City=&prodCat=7430&subProdCat=7684&ProdCatSearch=Go%21&Keyword=&Company=&rpp=20&func=NEW&id=1&dirtype=WWSD&page=1
170 companies matched the search criteria of Chassis (Product Category) and Wheels (Sub-Category).

From Wards Automotive (http://wardsauto.com) supplier directory (embarrassingly incomplete!):
http://wardsauto.com/bg.asp?codeID=157861&parentID=157478&siteID=26&magazineID=1004
http://wardsauto.com/bg.asp?codeID=157861&parentID=157478&siteID=26&magazineID=1004

Best regards,

Matthew Ian Loew

Please see FAQ731-376 for tips on how to make the best use of Eng-Tips Fora.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

Embarrassing, indeed.  Nice link to SAE.

RE: Who are OEM suppliers of wheels/rims to major car manufactuers?

TVP,

Thanks. I created a FAQ in the Automotive Engineering other topics forum (Forum108):

Who are the suppliers for X? (FAQ108-630)


Best regards,

Matthew Ian Loew

Please see FAQ731-376 for tips on how to make the best use of Eng-Tips Fora.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close