Examples of use
In some European countries the penetration in this segment amounts to more than 80 percent. The tanker segment is one of the most weight sensitive segments and in some cases the return on investment can be achieved in less than one year.
Thanks to our forging process Alcoa Wheels are extremely high strength and impact resistant, which, in the world of dangerous goods transport, provides a valuable additional security benefit.
Transporting light groceries such as cereals or sugar beets in a truck on Alcoa Wheels means an increase of payload by 50 or even 100 kg.
Consequently, the number of journeys is reduced, and this results in an increase of business profitability.
The wheel carries a five-year warranty and a life of at least 20 years is not uncommon.
Consider that a truck does four to five journeys a day with Alcoa Wheels, this can result in up to 1,5 T additional material carried.
The return on investment in this segment is also very low and can be achieved in about two years.
Here too, the forging process adds another benefit to that of weight saving.
Considering the weight restrictions imposed by authorities, saving 300 to 600 kg by using Alcoa Wheels can result in an extra pallet on the truck.
In sectors, such as petrochemical, steel, construction, food industry, where the technical specifications are very strict, choosing Alcoa Wheels makes sense.
“To carry all of our stage, sound and lighting equipment, we need every kilo of payload but we also want the vehicle to look beautiful.”
Especially used for chemical transport, the container chassis segment is a typical weight sensitive segment, in some cases the return on investment can be achieved in less than one year.
Thanks to the forging process, Alcoa Wheels are extremely high strength and impact resistant, which, in the world of dangerous goods transport, provides a valuable additional security benefit.
In the mining and forestery industry, our wheels are used in the most severe conditions. As well as weight saving, strength and impact resistance are determining factors.