Wheel Assemblers (Pty) Ltd offers specially developed just in time (JIT) tire assembly for expert production of a comprehensive range of passenger car, light truck, truck and other assemblies in various sizes and configurations. Our assembly process conform to international automotive production standards.

Wheel Assemblers is a relatively young company established in 2003 to focus on automotive, high and medium volume, wheel assembly line operations.

We invested nearly 4 years in the development of solutions to provide the best cost effective and quality assembly solution to fit our clients’ needs which results in:

  • complete supply chain management
  • reduced labour costs
  • increased production output
  • eliminating manual handling concerns
  • reducing damages
  • reducing line stoppages
  • increasing client profits
  • increasing traceability
  • reducing scrap
  • optimizing investment versus return designs

What We Do...

Wheel Assemblers provides complete logistic, manufacturing and equipment integration for all tire and wheel assembly process. This include sourcing of components, designing and integrating all in and out bound logistics to support our client and their manufacturing process, providing on or off site assembly, planning JIT delivery and manufacturing to integrate with our clients systems. Our team can design your project from the early planning stages and provide full production implementation of tire and wheel assemblies. We can provide conveyors, automation, data systems, vision systems, TPM systems and all other equipment required throughout the entire tire and wheel assembly process. Because we are not a manufacturer of equipment we assist in putting together a basket that best fit your production requirements. We cater for Manual and/ or Semi-Automatic Assembly lines depending on the client's requirements.

Whether it is a small upgrade of an existing line, enhancements or a complete new system line, Wheel Assemblers expertise can help you accomplish the task. Our main expertise is associated with the operations of such an assembly line and we therefore make sure we specify a 100% workable no hassle solution.


Wheel assembly outsourcing is seen as a supplier related business similar to fuel tank, harness or seat assembly. It is becoming a specialized and safety critical operation. We have specialized insurance to indemnify our clients against manufacturing related claims. We also monitor the manufacturing process to insure traceability on our assembly process. To date we have had not had a single claim after nearly 2 million assemblies.

The outsourcing of wheel assembly is a common requirement for OEMs. We have been involved with Ford Motor Company since 2007 and within the first three months of operation, reduced the scrap rate from 3% to 0.28%. We have also recently been awarded the new Ford T6 contract as a T1 supplier on fully automated equipment.

We are constantly working with other OEMs in designing and finding opportunities for both our companies to improve cost and quality of assemblies. Wheel assembly is an opportunity to outsource based on:

  • Limited available space due to growth in business and opportunity to utilize space for direct vehicle assembly benefits
  • Lowering on-site stockholding of rims and tires
  • Relatively low risk operations to outsource
  • Low value add operation
  • High maintenance operation and high capital investment