Wabash National Renews Long-Term Agreement with Maxion Wheels

Company Earns Third Consecutive Contract for Standard Position Trailer Wheels

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -- Maxion Wheels, a division of Iochpe-Maxion S.A, was chosen again by Wabash National Corporation, North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, as the standard position steel wheel supplier for its full line of high-performance commercial trailer products, including dry and refrigerated van trailers, platform trailers and tank trailers. This is the third consecutive long-term agreement Wabash has awarded to Maxion Wheels.

 

"Maxion Wheels has earned its position as our preferred steel wheel supplier largely due to its commitment to manufacturing quality, delivery, service and competitiveness," said Nick Adler, Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing, Wabash National. "Wabash recently moved into the top 25 of IndustryWeek magazine's '50 Best U.S. Manufacturers' ranking, and it's the collaborative partnerships we have with suppliers like Maxion Wheels that help us perform at our best for our customers. This new agreement not only recognizes the value we place in Maxion Wheels' product innovation, including its new five-year powder coating finish warranty against corrosion, but also in the trust we have that Maxion will continue to provide us and our fleet customers with the exceptional service that has earned them outstanding supplier awards for five consecutive years, including our top-tier Pinnacle Supplier Award."

"Maxion Wheels and our global team of 10,000 employees are honored by Wabash National's confidence in our product technology and customer service," said Pieter Klinkers, Chief Executive Officer of Maxion Wheels. "We greatly value the trust they have bestowed in us for the last six years, and are committed to keeping that trust every day."

ABOUT MAXION WHEELS
Maxion Wheels is a leading wheel manufacturer for passenger cars, light trucks, and commercial trucks and trailers. The Company also produces wheels for agriculture and military vehicles, as well as other off-highway applications. With more than 100 years of wheel-making experience and just over 10,000 employees globally, Maxion is the world's largest wheel manufacturer, producing nearly 60 million wheels per year. The Company serves its global OEM customers from 22 manufacturing plants in 12 countries on five continents, and has state-of-the-art technical centres in both the Americas and Europe. To learn more, please visit Maxion Wheels' website at http://www.maxionwheels.com.

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SOURCE Maxion Wheels

For further information: Colleen Hanley, Global Director, Marketing and Communications, Maxion Wheels, Tel: +1 (734) 737-5204, Email: colleen.hanley@maxionwheels.com, http://www.maxionwheels.com


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