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Accuride planning to debut new products during HDAW

Accuride Corporation will conduct a media briefing and exhibit its newest wheel end solutions at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 next week in Las Vegas.

Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch will host the media briefing at 2:00 p.m. PST on Jan. 26, 2016. The briefing will include the introduction of new wheel and wheel end products and technologies aimed at providing significant cost-saving benefits to North American fleet, as well as an update on the company’s recent global growth actions and future priorities, including lightweighting and other R&D initiatives that support industry compliance with EPA Phase 2 GHG and fuel efficiency standards, Accuride says.

In addition, Accuride says it will showcase its latest wheel and wheel end technologies for customers in Booth #1205 at the HDAW Product Expo.  Dauch – who will moderate the opening economic panel discussion during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference on Jan. 25, 2016, – says now is a time for strategic growth and technology development for Accuride.

“Between our continued development and commercialization of new product technology, global expansion, world-class operating performance, improving profitability and the capacity to handle higher volumes, 2016 is an exciting time for Accuride and our customers,” he says. “HDAW’16 is the ideal place to share with our customers and the industry what we have in store this year and beyond.”

Accuride says it took its first steps to boost its strategic position in the global commercial vehicle industry in November with the following moves:

  • Acquiring a majority stake in Italian steel wheel manufacturer Gianetti Ruote S.r.l. from CLN S.p.A., marking the company’s first step in strategic expansion outside of North America.
  • Appointed Michael A. Hajost as its new senior vice president and CFO.
  • Promoted Scott D. Hazlett to president, Wheels, and Gregory A. Risch to president, Gunite.
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