Hayes Lemmerz International Inc's International and North American Wheel groups intend to expand their product lines to include low-pressure cast aluminum wheels for commercial truck and trailer customers.
Current plans are to have several truck wheel designs and dimensions on the market in 2006. Products for the European markets will be produced at the company's Dello, Italy facility, where it currently houses its European research and development center for aluminum wheels. In North America, aluminum truck wheels will be produced at the company's Gainesville GA facility, where a specific OE truck program is also scheduled to launch in 2006.
In Europe, Hayes Lemmerz produces both steel wheels and aluminum wheels and serves both passenger vehicle and commercial truck segments.