Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.
The deals were made throughout 2016 with customers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The single largest is a long-term agreement with Paccar to supply Alcoa wheels for Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. As a result, Paccar customers will have access to the entire portfolio of Alcoa wheels.
“Paccar is committed to uncompromising engineering and industry-leading designs that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Bill Jackson, Paccar’s vice president of global purchasing. “We offer the best products to our customers, and Alcoa Wheels are part of our option packages. We are pleased to be able to extend our longstanding partnership.”
Arconic signed more than a dozen other contracts in other countries with customers in the truck, trailer, bus and RV segments. The wheels are being supplied by Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products facilities in Cleveland, Ohio; Monterrey, Mexico; Kofem, Hungary; and Suzhou, China. The company has recently invested in expanding capabilities in each of these regions to support business growth.
“This new agreement builds on our decades-long partnership with Paccar to deliver premium performance wheels to Paccar customers,” said Merrick Murphy, president of Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products.