Accuride to Introduce New Commercial Vehicle Technologies at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

  • Company to launch industry-first wheel technology
  • President & CEO Rick Dauch to deliver business and product innovation update

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – January 20, 2016 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry – will conduct a media briefing and exhibit its wheel end solutions at the 11th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW’16) at the Mirage Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 25-28, 2016.  The HDAW’16 event is the largest North American gathering of independent heavy-duty aftermarket leaders.

Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch will host the media briefing at 2:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 26th.  The briefing will include the introduction of new wheel and wheel end products and technologies aimed at providing significant cost-saving benefits to North American fleets.  Dauch also will provide an update on the company’s recent global growth actions and future priorities, including lightweighting and other R&D initiatives that support industry compliance with EPA Phase 2 GHG and fuel efficiency standards.

In addition, Accuride will showcase its latest wheel and wheel end technologies for customers in Booth #1205 at the HDAW Product Expo.  Dauch – who will moderate the opening economic panel discussion during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference on January 25th – says that now is a time for strategic growth and technology development for Accuride.

“Between our continued development and commercialization of new product technology, global expansion, world-class operating performance, improving profitability and the capacity to handle higher volumes, 2016 is an exciting time for Accuride and our customers,” said Dauch. “HDAW’16 is the ideal place to share with our customers and the industry what we have in store this year and beyond.”

Accuride took steps in November 2015 to boost its strategic position in the global commercial vehicle industry:

  • Acquiring a majority stake in Italian steel wheel manufacturer Gianetti Ruote S.r.l. from CLN S.p.A., marking the company’s first step in strategic expansion outside of North America.
  • Appointing Michael A. Hajost as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Promoting Scott D. Hazlett to President, Wheels, and Gregory A. Risch to President, Gunite.

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle and motorcycle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite®, Gianetti Ruote™ and Brillion™. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at https://www.accuridecorp.com.

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