CITIC Dicastal Co., Ltd.
-The Company is the world's largest supplier of aluminum wheels and aluminum chassis components. Its products are used in passenger vehicles and mini- and light-duty commercial vehicles.
-The Company was established in 1988 by China International Trust & Investment Corporation, a Chinese statutory investment and financing company, through an introduction from Hong Kong capital. (China International Trust & Investment Corporation is now called the CITIC Group.)
-More than 50 percent of the Company's products are exported to other countries.
-As of Dec. 31, 2018, the Company's annual production capacity of aluminum wheels is 58 million, and annual capacity of aluminum castings is 110,000 tons.
Unlisted (As of Dec. 31, 2018)
|CITIC Investment Holdings Limited||97.27%|
Aluminum Alloy Wheel
|Apr. 1988||The Company was established by China International Trust & Investment Corporation, a Chinese statutory investment and financing company, through an introduction from Hong Kong capital. (China International Trust & Investment Corporation is now called the CITIC Group.)|
|Apr. 1990||The Company started commercial production of aluminum wheels.|
|1996||The Company and Good Concept Holdings Limited jointly established SMX Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Aug. 1996||Production capacity of aluminum wheels reached 1 million units.|
|Aug. 2000||The Company started supplying its products to Audi.|
|Feb. 2001||The Company started supplying its products to Guangzhou Honda.|
|2002||The Company formed technical alliances with Asahi Tec Corporation of Japan; and Speedline of Italy.|
|2002||The Company, Jiangsu Jinxiu Aluminum Co., Ltd., and Asian Investment & Development of the U.K. jointly established Wuxi Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Nov. 2002||The Company and Lizhong Wheel Group Ltd. of Singapore jointly established Qinhuangdao Dicamry Wheel Co., Ltd.|
|Jan. 2003||The Company and the Xinglong Group jointly established Qinhuangdao Dicastal Xinglong Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Oct. 2003||The Company, Asahitec, and Wheel Horse Aluminium Alloy Casting Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong jointly established Guangzhou Dicastal Asahi Aluminium Co.,Ltd.|
|2003||The Company started supplying its products to GM and Ford.|
|Sep. 2004||The Company and the Xinglong Group jointly established Qinhuangdao Dicastal Xinglong Forged Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Dec. 2005||The Company was designated as a global strategic supplier of Ford.|
|Jul. 2006||The Company was designated as a global strategic supplier of GM.|
|Oct. 2007||The Company and the Sanhua Group and the Jinbei Auto jointly established Shenyang Sanhua Dicamry Wheel Co., Ltd.|
|Oct. 2007||The Company and Lizhong Wheel Group jointly developed Tianjin Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Dec. 2007||The Company acquired a 20 percent equity share in Binzhou Movever BBS Hub Co., Ltd. from BBS of Germany. The Binzhou company thereby adopted a new corporate name, Binzhou Movever Dicastal Hub Co., Ltd.|
|Sep. 2010||The Company established Chongqing Dicastal Jieli wheel manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Dec. 2011||The Company acquired KSM Castings of Germany.|
|Jul. 2012||The company changed its name into CITIC Dicastal Co.,Ltd.|
|Nov. 2013||KSM Qinghuangdao Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established.|
|Dec. 2013||Citic Dicastal Ningbo Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. inaugurated its aluminum alloy wheel production line.|
|Aug. 2014||KSM Qinghuangdao Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, launched operation of a machining line. The first lot of prototypes of engine cylinder heads rolled off the production line on the same day.|
|Sep. 2014||The Company announced that it will invest USD 140 million to establish a 3-million units aluminum wheel plant in Greenville, Michigan, U.S.A., which will become the company’s first production base outside China.|
|Jan. 2015||The Company announced that it held a signing ceremony for its new strategic alliance with Siemens.|
|Feb. 2016||The Company completed the construction of machining lines and painting lines at its new plant in Michigan, U.S. and began production.|
|Apr. 2016||MX Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Company, broke ground for its new plant that will produce 4 million lightweight aluminum alloy wheels per year.|
|Oct. 2016||Wuxi Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Company, began producing lightweight wheels at its new plant.|
|Nov. 2016||The Company broke ground for CITIC South Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park in the Wangcheng National Economic and Technical Development Zone in Changsha, Hunan Province.|
|Jan. 2017||Dicastal KSM Chengdu Auto Parts Co., Ltd., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Company, commenced production at its new factory in the Tianfu New Area in Chengdu, Sichuan Province after completing the first phase of its construction project.|
|Jul. 2018||The Company signed an investment with Minister of Industry and Investment Morocco to invest EUR 350 million for the production of aluminum rims.
The Company established "Dicastal UACJ Bolv Automotive Parts Co., Ltd." with UACJ Corporation and CITIC BOHAI Aluminum Industries Holding Company Limited.