With a capacity of 45 million wheels, Hayes Lemmerz is the world's largest manufacturer of steel wheels for passenger car, light truck, sport utility and commercial utility vehicles. Our production facilities in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and India serve all major OEM customers worldwide. Hayes Lemmerz offers advanced engineering capabilities for developing optimized products to meet our customers' specifications and market demands. A high variety of steel grades enables us to offer products which achieve the preferred targets: cost efficiency, weight optimization and high functionality.
Hayes Lemmerz's product and manufacturing capabilities for passenger car and light truck steel wheels ranges from 13" up to 20" in diameter and in widths from 3" up to 8". Hayes Lemmerz offers the widest product line of wheel constructions such as Weight Optimized Conventional, Styled Drop Center, VersaStyle® (High Vent), Semi Full Face (Bead Seat Attached) and Full Face Wheels to meet market and customer demands. Coating and finishes can be adjusted to styling and application needs. We offer a variety of finishes from E-Coat Primers (Epoxy and Acrylic), Color Acrylic Top Coats and Chrome Plated Stainless Steel or PC/ABS Claddings. Every steel wheel is pre-treated prior to coating with an environmentally safe lead free pre-treatment for world class corrosion protection.
Our decades of experience combined with our excellence in design and manufacturing of this product have enabled Hayes Lemmerz to create the most mass-efficient designs possible. Nobody has produced more well attached steel wheels than Hayes Lemmerz. We offer this wheel with various trim options, giving it excellent cross-platform flexibility.
By adding styling to the basic black steel wheel, Hayes Lemmerz can create signature wheels that add visual impact to any car line. Styled well attached steel wheels allow for minimalized wheel trim and, as a consequence, minimal theft and warranty issues. Our use of materials such as ultra high strength steel, as well as our new manufacturing technologies, enables Hayes Lemmerz to create ultra-lightweight designs that were impossible just a few years ago.
By attaching the disc, or wheel center, under the bead seat of the rim, Hayes Lemmerz provides a wheel with maximized brake clearance on any given wheel diameter, as well as increased styling. Bead seat attached steel wheels are typically used where brake clearance precludes usage of drop well attached steel wheels. We can easily design these wheels for cross-platform usage, allowing our customers to decrease their investment costs.
Hayes Lemmerz's most commercially successful product innovation in steel wheel technology is the full face design, which offers numerous advantages and a bold look. The wheel is constructed by incorporating the curb-side flange into the disc, and then attaching it to the single flange rim with a 360 arc weld. The wheel offers increased brake clearance and styling over other steel wheels. Hayes Lemmerz's proprietary attachment joint yields the lightest, most mass-efficient wheels available in the market.
Hayes Lemmerz's newest innovation in steel wheels is our VersaStyle® High Vent Steel Wheel. This wheel construction brings many great attributes to the wheel market, including the ability to achieve cast aluminum wheel styling with a steel wheel and to support our customers' need for cross-platform flexibility. Hayes Lemmerz can tool up one VersaStyle® wheel to fit many applications, and can develop different clads to give each vehicle a unique "signature" style; our ability to change vehicle wheel styling with only a trim change also allows our customers to make frequent styling refreshes. Not only do VersaStyle® wheels contribute to a vehicle's better appearance, but they also contribute to better performance by helping to cool the vehicle's running brake rotors.
Hayes Lemmerz produces clad wheels by permanently attaching a stainless steel or plastic cladding to our steel wheels. We typically apply claddings Full Face Attached, Bead Seat (Semi Full Face), or VersaStyle® steel wheels. We frequently chrome plate our clads, but we can also paint them. Because of new material advances, we can now also provide premium surface finishes such as Chrome Shadow and Blade Silver. In any application, permanently attached claddings give the appearance of a premium wheel without the premium price.