Alcoa_AAluminium wheels at Alcoa’s manufacturing facility

Alcoa, a global innovation company in lightweight metals, products and solutions commemorated 65 years of introducing forged aluminium wheels to the world. In 1948, Alcoa developed forged aluminium wheels which were first used on Mack trucks. Since then, it continues to be a fuel-efficient wheel technology delivering lighter, stronger and safer solutions.

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The company’s technology, expertise and industry reach continue to advance automotive and aerospace transportation, building and construction, consumer electronics and packaging, defense applications across air, land and sea, and the oil and gas industry. Alcoa pioneered the modern-day aluminium industry 125 years ago and today it continues to deliver value-added products made from a range of lightweight metals and flat-rolled aluminium. A leading producer of primary aluminium, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina, the company has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 12 consecutive years; approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminium ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today.

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Wheel and Transportation
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is part of the compa-ny’s downstream business -Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS). In the first three quarters of 2013, Alcoa’s value- added businesses, comprising EPS and Global Rolled Products, accounted for 57 percent of its total revenues and 79 percent of segment after-tax operating income. AWTP serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminium wheels, premium products such as Dura-Bright, Dura- Flange, LvL ONE and M-Series medium duty truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminium components for these markets. It has been the forged aluminium wheel leader since inventing the product in 1948. WTP is composed of three divisions: Commercial Vehicle Wheels, Forged Specialty Wheels and Transportation Products. It employs 1,500 people at 13 locations worldwide. ACI
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