Global Wheel is the largest manufacturer and supplier of commercial (trucking), mining, agricultural, earthmoving (construction) and military steel wheel rims in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mining steel wheel rims
Global Wheel offers steel wheel rims for mining and other applications. Products manufactured by our company include:
- Commercial – three piece rims from 15in through 24in (tube or tubeless) and singles, 22.5in
- Earth mover – three piece rims, 24in and 25in and five piece rims from 25in through to 63in
- Agricultural – tractor rims from 24in through to 38in
- Military – 20in and 24in (two piece bolted together)
- Shuttle – 25in (mine application)
- Crane – as per Customer requirement
All product quality and performance criteria comply with both local and international rim and tyre standards and all products are finished to Customer specifications.
Quality steel wheel rims
Quality of both product and service is key to the Global Wheel operation, not only because it is a Customer requirement, but also the operation is committed to continuous improvements through its associations with OEMs such as Toyota, Daimler Chrysler, Nissan, Bell Equipment and others. For this reason we are pleased to advise that the company opted to embrace the ISO TS16949 quality requirements. Recently, our quality systems and related processes were audited and their compliance certified by DQS, an international and reputable certification body.
Worldwide wheel rim support and distribution
Our associated companies and technical assistance partners are located in the United States of America, Canada and South America. These companies provide us with ongoing FEA design support, simulated test models and offer a strong logistical base for distribution. Global Wheel is fully supported by highly reputable players who are experts in their field.
Our worldwide clientele, including Customers in Australia, the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and South America, bears tribute to our ongoing growth and development program. Regardless of the broad geographical distribution of our products and the associated diversity of our clients, all Customers are supported by our network of knowledgeable partners.
Steel wheel rim research and development
Over the years, Global Wheel has made significant enhancements on many designs by reviewing the critical characteristics of each application. We are proud to have advanced our seamless product technology so that it exceeds similar but higher priced products such as Titan and Rimex, in terms of value, operational performance and durability.
Rims for projects of any size
Testimonials to our achievements can be seen in operation at all the major sub-Saharan and South American open quarry mines and construction sites. Being a self-sufficient manufacturer of rims, we can handle projects of any size. The Customer’s satisfaction always comes first
Our Customers use our products on equipment from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including:
- Bell Equipment
- Daimler Chrysler
- General Motors
- John Deere
- Joy Mining
- BAE Land Systems
- Nissan Diesel
- OTR Wheel Eng
Company philosophy and history
Based 65km southeast of Johannesburg in the picturesque town of Heidelberg (Gauteng), our 260 strong workforce knows that exceeding customer expectations is a prerequisite for the business continuing successfully into the future.
Global Wheel was established in March 2005 as a result of the merger of two well known and respected manufacturing operations: Guestro Wheels Heidelberg and GuestrOTR Wheel Engineering. Both were placed under the new ownership of a group of international pioneers in the field of earth moving, agricultural, commercial and specialised steel rim wheel manufacturing.