Superior Industries, Van Nuys, Calif., USA, is expanding with another plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, to produce aluminum wheels for the automotive market. LPM, Italy, will install 42 low pressure casting machines and furnaces, as well as a tool shop for dies.
Project lead Jorge Caballero will assume responsibility as general manager once the facility is operational, according to the company. It is anticipated that the facility will be operational in early 2015.
Superior Industries International Inc. is one of the world’s largest OEM suppliers of cast aluminum road wheels for the automotive industry. Superior operates five manufacturing facilities employing approximately 4,000 people in the United States and Mexico that produce aluminum wheels for the major vehicle platforms of the world’s leading automobile and light truck manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, BMW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.