Maxion Wheels [Hayes Lemmerz International Inc.]
-Originally founded in 1908, the Company is a global leader of aluminum and steel wheels for passenger cars and light trucks. The Company also produces steel wheels for commercial trucks and trailers.
-In February 2012, Iochpe-Maxion, one of the leading wheel manufacturers in Brazil, completed the acquisition of 100% of the Company and renamed it to Maxion Wheels.
-The Company manufactures approximately 60 million wheels per year.
-The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iochpe-Maxion S.A.
Wheels for light vehicles
-Customizable aluminum wheels with multi color paint application capabilities
-Tall and narrow aluminum wheels to reduce weight
-Aluminum wheels with reduced rim thickness
-Painted and bright machined aluminum wheels
-Aluminum wheels with premium finishes
-Cladded aluminum wheels
-Flow formed steel wheels
-Steel wheels with integrated full face design
-Steel wheels with drop center design
-Bead seat steel wheels
-Cladded steel wheels
-VersaStyle steel wheels featuring a steel wheel backbone and stylized cap
Wheels for commercial vehicles
-Tubeless steel wheels
-Tube-type steel wheels
|1908||Incorporated in Delaware as Hayes Wheels International Inc.|
|1927||Merged with K.H Wheel Company to form Kelsey-Hayes Wheel Corporation.|
|Oct. 1993||The Company and Nova Hut a.s. Ostrava of the Czech Republic signed a joint venture agreement to form Autokola.|
|Dec. 1993||Sold its 49% interest in Metalurgica FPS do Brazil for $2,800,000.|
|1993||Increased its ownership in Hayes Wheels, S.P.A. from 75% to 100%|
|1994||Acquired the remaining 10% interest in Kelsey Hayes de Espana|
|1994||Purchased a brake controller business from Kelsey-Hayes Company for $2,000,000|
|Jun. 1995||Increased in its ownership in its joint venture, Ruedas de Venezuela C.A. from 30 percent to 49 percent.|
|Oct. 1996||Exercised its right to increase its ownership in Hayes Wheels Autokola N.H. a.s. from 45% to 58% in consideration for cash contribution of $6,000,000.|
|Jun. 1997||Acquired Lemmerz Holding GmbH and Present name adopted in Oct.1997.|
|Sep. 1997||Acquired the heavy-duty hub and drum, and also the medium- and heavy-duty steel-wheel business from Bosch Braking Systems Corporation.|
|Mar. 1998||Acquired 35% interest in Automotive Overseas Investments Limited.|
|Mar. 1998||Acquired the remaining 50% interests in Alumitech, a joint venture between Asahi Tec and Tomen, including a 300,000 square feet facility in KY.|
|May 1998||Purchased an additional 51.1 % of the equity of Borlem SA Empreendimentos Industriais. The deal increased the Company's ownership of Borlem to 98.7 %, with the remaining shares being held by the public.|
|Jun. 1998||Exercised its right to purchase an additional 16% of the Automotive wheels business of Automotive Overseas Investments Ltd.|
|Jun. 1998||Acquired MIN-CER S.A. de C.V., Mexico's largest heavy-duty hub, drum and wheel manufacturer.|
|Feb. 1999||Acquired CMI International Inc.
CMI International is a premier independent supplier of cast aluminum, iron and advanced polymer components to the automotive industry. CMI produces mainly intake manifolds. exhaust manifolds, cylinder blocks and heads, and steering chassis components.
|Aug. 1999||Sold 50% interest in A-CMI, a joint venture formed in 1995 between Alcoa and CMI International.|
|2000||Purchased an additional 25% interest in NF Die Ltd., Alrode, South Africa, an aluminum wheel manufacturer. The purchase price of $ 7.2 million in cash increased the Company's interest in NF Die from 51% to 76%.|
|Jul. 2001||Announced plans to permanently close its facility in Petersburg, Michigan before the end of this year.|
|Nov. 2001||Announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.|
|Dec. 2001||The Company, 30 of its wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries and one wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary filed voluntary petitions for reorganization relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.|
|Jan. 2002||Announced the sale of the non-core System Service business Schedl Automotive System Service Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. Verwaltungs - KG, in Germany.|
|Feb. 2002||Announced to close its production facility in Somerset, Kentucky.|
|Jun. 2002||Announced the sale of its Schenk foundry, located in Maulbronn, Germany to Metallwerke Klo GmbH (MWK).|
|May 2003||In May, the Company announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the modified Plan of Reorganization that was filed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries.
In Dec., the company acquired majority ownership of Jantas Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a steel wheel joint venture in Manisa, Turkey.
Listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange (HAYZ) in December.
|2004||Acquired Hayes Wheels Aluminio, an aluminum wheel plant in Chihuahua, Mexico and sells 40% interest in Hayes Wheels Acero, S.A. de C.V., a steel wheel company in Mexico.
Forms Turkish aluminum wheel joint venture, Jantas Aliminyum Jant Sanayi ve Ticret A.S. The Company owns 40% of the joint venture with operation in Turkey.
Closed its Howell, Michigan cast aluminium wheel facility.
|2005||Closed its La Mirada, California aluminum wheel facility.
Increased its ownership stake from 40% to 60% in its Turkish aluminum wheel joint venture.
Closed its Campiglione, Italy aluminum wheel facility.
Sold its Cadillac, Michigan ductile iron components foundry to a group private investors.
|2006||Sold its Southfield, Michigan ductile iron suspension components machining facility to a group of private investors.
Closed its Huntington, Indiana cast aluminum wheel facility.
Entered into a technical license agreement with Tolyatinskiy Zavod Stalnih Kolyos, Russian manufacturer of automotive steel wheels.
|2007||Sold its aluminum suspension components facilities to Diversified Machine Inc. and relocated its Automotive Components Group headquarters and Technical Center to Northville, Michigan.
Completed $193 million equity rights offering and private placement and related debt restructuring. Sold MGG Group, which produces heat exchangers, intake manifolds and other cast aluminum components for the European market, to ECF-Group.
|2012||Iochpe-Maxion, which is one of the leading wheel manufactures in Brazil, has concluded acquisition of 100% of the Company.|
|Jun. 2016||Opened a new light vehicle aluminum wheel plant in Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|Sep. 2017||Opened a new head office in Shanghai to explore the new business opportunity in the Chinese market.|
Supplemental Information 1
>>>Business Report FY2006 (Hayes Lemmerz)
>>>Business Report FY2007 (Hayes Lemmerz)
>>>Business Report FY2008 (Hayes Lemmerz)
>>>Business Report up until FY2014 (Maxion Wheels)
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