Market Overview

There are approx. 3,500,000 Trucks on the road any given day

  • 35 Million Aluminum wheels in North America today
  • 45 % are Steel
  • Aluminum Truck wheel % is growing

Tire changes trigger a cleaning

  • Approx. every 100,000 miles (Steer)
  • Approx. every 175,000 miles (Drive)
  • Each wheel is changed once every 18 months
  • Roughly 23M wheels annually

Current Best Practice

  • sanding and polishing by hand
    • Inconsistent finish, Labor Intensive – 20 min
  • Semi Automated Machine

    • Consistent finish, Labor Intensive – 20 min
  • Automated Machine – “Vis Polish”

    • Consistent finish, Labor Intensive – 50 min