Iochpe-Maxion becomes the world leader in the production of automotive wheels

1908 – Foundation of Hayes

Hayes Wheel Co., was founded in Detroit, Michigan, and begins the production of wheel hub, it becomes responsible for 50% of North American production.

1909 – Foundation of Kelsey Wheel Co.

Kelsey Wheel Co. was founded in Detroit, Michigan, it supplies wooden wheels for the classic Ford T model.

1919 – Lemmerz productes wheel in Europe

Lemmerz begins wheel production in Konigswinter, Germany.

1927 – Kelsey joins Hayes

Merger of Hayes Wheels and Kelsey Wheel Co. becomes it Kelsey-Hayes.

1962 -Lemmerz opens an industrial plant in Mexico LINK

Aiming expansion in the North American market, the company begins producing wheels Mexico.

1968 – Production of Steel Wheels

Lemmerz and Borlem formed a joint venture and produces steel wheels in Brazil, an innovation in the country.

1996 – Creation of Hayes Lemmerz

Hayes Wheels acquires Lemmerz and becomes Hayes Lemmerz Intl., Unifying both global businesses.