Services

Wheel Industry Services

Overview

We operate to an accredited ISO 9001 standard and are able to offer flexible services in the wheel market.

As the leading technical and regulatory knowledge in the UK for accessory and homologated wheels, we can offer wheel design and engineering services, we also offer technical appraisal and testing of wheels and Type Approval where required.

We offer tyre fitting through our tyre line for low to medium volumes building unique management systems around the supply model.

Finally we offer high quality 3D CGI imaging for wheel and vehicle simulations.

Tyre Assembly
Wheel Design
Technical Appraisal
Wheel Testing
CGI Simulation

Tyre Assembly

Our tyre assembly service is for small to medium quantities of wheels and tyres from 10-26″ in diameter,  for both balanced and non-balanced assemblies.

We’ve assembled for major car importers and trailer manufacturers in the UK, and can adapt and produce systems to work with your supply management system. 

Our expert fitters and latest machinery reduce failures and optimise the fitting process according to the assembly schedule.

Packaging
We can handle packaging in disposal/recycling or return and provide optimised delivery packaging solutions to suit the requirement.

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Wheel Design

Our wheel design service considers everything from brief to regulation. We have taken projects from any stage: An existing model, concept drawings or completely from scratch.  We can pick-up the process from any stage and produce a design that meets the project, technical or regulatory requirements.

Every wheel that we design is evaluated and re-engineered to maximise strength and reduce mass. We call this process ECO FEA. Through intelligent Finite Element Analysis technology , our engineers are able to pin point excess material, maximise pocket contour affectivity and therefore ensure that the efficiency of the wheel structure is maximised for strength with the minimum mass. The result of this process ensures that the wheel performs economically, more responsive in use whilst optimising load capability.

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Within our design process we consider all E.T.R.T.O universal European regulation. See our technical section below for more detail.

Once the wheel design and engineering process is complete, we can provide cad drawings and models. We can leave the project here or continue to the manufacturing phases of the project.

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Technical Appraisal

We’re able to offer the leading technical knowledge in the UK wheel industry for homologated and accessory wheels and tyres, advising on: Wheel specification, application and European regulations. Within our technical appraisal service we consider E.T.R.T.O universal European standard elements such as: Bead seat profile, hump type, valve seat and TPMS valve provisioning along with technical requirements such as pitch circle diameter (PCD or stud pattern), offset (ET), hub flange and bore (CB), bolt/nut seat, engagement phase, brake clearance and arch positioning, along with many other key areas such as the intended tyre size and many more routine areas of consideration that should occur at the design stage of a wheel including centre cap design.

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Wheel Testing

Our comprehensive testing and approval service allows us to gain any level of wheel approval in Europe. For internal components, we can self test or we offer third party testing by TÜV and other providers according to the requirement. We can also offer type approval holding for tested and conforming parts that we contract produce.

Wheel testing is performed according to the load requirement determined by the application, the wheel may be: Impact tested (with a tyre), bend tested (cornering fatigue strength test) which is in two parts both short and long term, rim roll tested which is tested over a distance of 2000km and lacquer scratch tests. A testing program is established including setting wheel test parameters determined by the requirement, we will also make recommendations on this according to the project. All test reports are compiled and issued for review.

TÜV Testing
TÜV is a third party laboratory recognised all over the world for testing all types of goods. Specifically for wheels, they approve and independently certify products in the same testing methods as our standard tests including: Impact, bending and rim rolling tests. 

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CGI Simulation

We can produce CGI renders and simulations of your wheel design on and off of a vehicle. Using a library of resources to produce this type of imagery we can produce material for marketing and editorial use.

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