First of all, we would like to thank our customers for your continued support in these difficult times. Currently we have started to make a gradual and phased return to work serving our key customers with high volume forged wheels. However, demand remains supressed and we are hoping to make a full return in the coming months as demand picks up in key customers and markets.
However, due to the current business conditions we are operating in, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to make a number of difficult decisions regarding our product offering in the short term. We have made the very difficult decision that the low pressure aluminium casting foundry based in the UK will not be reopening, and it is with deep regret and sadness this has resulted in a number of redundancies across the business.
Cast wheels will still be manufactured and supplied but the process has had to be restructured with the relocation of casting at an alternative location. This means the renowned Pro Race range will be in short supply for remainder of 2020 but the positive news it will be back in the later months of the year and early 2021 along with other cast products. We are also hoping to release new designs next year on cast and forge Pro-Race wheels.
We apologise for any short-term inconvenience and our thoughts are with the loyal and dedicated staff who have been affected by this decision.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy and we thank you again for your continued support.
Headquartered at the centre of the UK’s automotive industry, Rimstock design, manufacture, and supply alloy wheels, worldwide, to more than 40 countries, and is Britain’s leading prestige wheel manufacturer.
Founded in 1985, Rimstock’s West Bromwich, UK base comprises state-of-the-art facilities, taking customers initial design concepts, through to manufacture and distribution.
The Group’s leading aftermarket alloy wheel brand Team Dynamics is eminent amongst the global motorsport community, and its support of several internationally prominent motorsport series, revered.
Specialising in the design and production of cast and forged wheels, Rimstock are the only company in the UK to have full testing facilities available to them in-house. These facilities are certified to test to German TUV approval standards and indicates that its alloy wheels have been manufactured to a very high standard, which exceeds or equals that of the original equipment fitted to the vehicle.
In 2018, a new plant was fully commissioned on site, specialising in the manufacture of Forged alloy wheels, with multi-million-pound support from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund. Forged alloy wheels offer OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) more complex designs - stronger yet lighter - and the result - Forged wheels being considerably lighter than Cast wheels - significantly improves vehicle breaking, handling and fuel economy.
Continued investment in innovative processes represents the futureproofing of Rimstock’s business and the evolution of alloy wheel manufacturing.