Alcoa Aluminum Wheels Recognized for Safety and Energy Efficiency in China

January 31, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) received a 2013 Accessory of the Year Award in the
category of Best Safety and Energy Savings for the contributions of its
forged aluminum wheels to China’s bus manufacturing industry. The annual
awards are organized by leading Chinese trade publications
and supported by the China
Tourism News

“We have been supplying Alcoa forged aluminum wheels to the Chinese bus
market for nearly a decade,” said Tim Myers, President, Alcoa Wheel and
Transportation Products. “This award acknowledges the important role our
lightweight, durable wheels play in helping improve the performance and
efficiency of commercial vehicles throughout China.”

In selecting Alcoa Wheels for the award, the trade publications cited
three factors: Alcoa’s brand influence and reputation; the application
of Alcoa’s advanced process and technologies in the Chinese market; and
Alcoa as an industry leader in helping lightweight the commercial
vehicle industry.

Manufacturers, industry experts, media and the online public voted for
winners in several categories including bus power, chassis,
transmission, safety and energy savings, and smart technology.

Alcoa produces parts for various Chinese bus manufacturers, including Yutong,
China’s largest bus manufacturer, and Shenzhen
Wuzhoulong Motors Co. Ltd
. Alcoa’s Super Single Wheels have
contributed to better energy savings on Wuzhoulong’s electric and hybrid

Alcoa has had a presence in China since 2004, when it began selling
wheels out of Shanghai. Since then, the business has grown to include an
employee base in Guangzhou, Beijing, Jinan and Suzhou. Last December,
Alcoa opened a production
facility in Suzhou
, China, marking an expansion that creates a full
wheel manufacturing, distribution, sales and service network in China.

About Alcoa Wheels

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland,
Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets
with products used in a range of applications including forged aluminum
wheels, premium products such as Dura-Bright®, Dura-Flange®, LvL ONE®
and M-Series™ medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other
aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three
divisions: Commercial Vehicle Wheels, Forged Specialty Wheels and
Transportation Products. It employs 1,500 people at 13 locations
worldwide. More information can be found at

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 125 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for 11 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 30
countries across the world. For more information, visit
and follow @Alcoa on Twitter

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