Maxion Wheels has held a groundbreaking ceremony with its new joint venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group at the future site of their 22,000 sq m plant in Suizhou, China.

The new company, Dongfeng Maxion Wheels shared the milestone with guests including government officials, company dignitaries, customers, suppliers and associates.

“With our new partner, Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components, this plant will serve future demand from global and Chinese vehicle manufacturers for locally-produced aluminium car wheels,” said Maxion Wheels chief executive officer, Pieter Klinkers.

“Through our partnership with one of China’s largest automotive parts companies, we can quickly bring global aluminium wheel making expertise to the biggest vehicle market in the world.”

“We estimate start of production to be by the end of 2020, with plans to produce two million die-cast, bright-machined wheels a year,” added Maxion Wheels in China vice president and chief representative officer, Kai Kronenberg.