Wheel Pros — a designer, marketer and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, performance tires and accessories — has announced plans to establish a U.S. manufacturing and distribution operation in York County, South Carolina. Wheel Pros’ new U.S. footprint will come from the purchase of an existing, 220,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that was owned by Eagle Alloys Inc. and American Eagle Wheel Corp.
According to Wheel Pros, the facility will have the capacity to produce over 750,000 wheels a year. It’s expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2019.
Wheel Pros, which is backed by the private investment firm Clearlake Capital, serves more than 10,000 retailers with a network of 33 distribution centers across North America and Australia. The company offers a portfolio of 12 proprietary brands with over 300 custom wheel styles.