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OUR EXPERIENCE EXTENDS IN BOTH CAST & FORGED ALLOY WHEEL MANUFACTURING

Learn more about our capabilities and customers, so you can be assured you have an accomplished team supporting you and your wheel programme

 

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT

Rimstock is a specialist in the design and production of cast and forged wheels for vehicle manufacturers, and the largest manufacturer and supplier of alloy wheels in the United Kingdom.

The development of new production techniques and cutting edge designs has made Rimstock one of the World’s leading wheel manufacturers, capable of providing an unrivalled service to OEM’s.

A rapid reaction in design and development of tooling enables Rimstock to react swiftly to customer requirements, helping keep costs to a minimum whilst still providing the ultimate service.

Working together with stylists and engineers, our in-house team has collaborated with Global OEM’s to design and produce distinctive alloy wheels, now seen on some of the world’s premium vehicles.

MANUFACTURING PORTFOLIO

OEM's choose our company as a supply source for all their alloy wheel requirements because Rimstock has all the key attributes required in today's environment.

Rimstock has been approved by and supplied product to the following companies:

  • Alpina
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Aston Martin
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • BMW Motorsport
  • Ferrari
  • Ford
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Lotus
  • McLaren
  • Opel/Vauxhall
  • Prodrive

FORGED PRODUCTION

Rimstock has dramatically expanded it's forged alloy wheel production in recent years due to increased demand from the marketplace. One of the most sought after issues has always been how to minimise the weight of a wheel and unsprung weight of the vehicle whilst maximising strength and durability. This is the answer modern manufacturers and tuners have been looking for.

Reducing unsprung weight has a dramatic influence on the dynamics and performance of any vehicle. The higher the mass, the more energy is required to rotate and decelerate the wheel and tyre.

With forged aluminium, weight saving in excess of 30% can be achieved compared to similar designs of cast wheels whilst achieving even greater stiffness in the component. Therefore, significant weight reduction achieved through the research and development of a forged wheel programme can put a whole new light on the direct benefits to acceleration, handling, braking and suspension wear and tear.

OEM's choose Rimstock as a supply source for their forged alloy wheel requirements because the company has all the key attributes required in today's environment.

TOOLING

At Rimstock, dedicated in-house engineering and tool rooms give rapid response for tooling requirements and bespoke wheel production.

  • Working with stylists and engineers, Rimstock design and manufacture all tooling in-house using solidification software
  • Tooling is produced using state-of-the-art machinery including EDM wire erosion technology
  • Full/partial or amortised tooling for each new project is available with partners
  • Rimstock has designed unique cooling systems into the tooling to enable enhanced cast production capability

This enables Rimstock to provide an unrivalled response to customers' deadlines other wheel manufacturers simply cannot meet.

ACCREDITATION

Rimstock recognise the importance of continuous improvement and exceeding quality and safety standards given the role its’ products play in performance and safety.

For all modern OEM Tier 1 suppliers, it is a mandatory requirement to hold both TS16949 & ISO14001 standards.

Rimstock selected TUV Reinland Group in 2008 to use as their accreditation body for both TS and 14001 standards respectively.

  • TS16949 - Only 39,000 companies Worldwide have achieved this status
  • Less than 700 UK companies have been able to achieve the accreditation of TS

Rimstock is the only UK based wheel manufacturer/supplier to achieve this accreditation.

  • It is accepted as the new worldwide automotive standard which encourages businesses to use the standard as a tool rather than a quality one
  • It covers all areas of the business from design through manufacturing to sales and dispatch
  • Managing every process throughout with the ethos of continuous improvement
  • Re-auditing looks into how improvements have been measured, monitored and sustained since previous audits, so is key to maintaining accreditation

ISO14001 Is the established ISO standard to confirm companies are meeting their environmental obligations and working with local authorities