30 YEARS OF RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL
QUALITY BY ASSOCIATION
DESIGN WITH INTENT
With unrivalled experience in the retail alloy wheel industry from its infancy in the 1980s comes unrivalled knowledge. We have over 30 years alloy wheels experience in both design and manufacture. Our company, Sixonetwo Ltd has been creating brands and making wheels since 2005.
We have seen the re-invention of the wheel in its various styles and fashions over many years. Deep dish, euro look, polished, tinted, concave, coloured, anodised, mesh, multi spoke (and yes, even chrome spinners) have all made an appearance in the world of automotive customisation (although we drew the line at spinners).
We’ve seen the job done so well that it makes jaws drop, and on occasions we’ve seen alloy wheels that are just plain wrong for any vehicle. In short, we’ve witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly.
It’s our experience that has brought us to this point. We have found ourselves to be a valuable resource for those in the wheel industry looking to produce their own wheel brands and do it correctly.
We have facilitated successful wheel products for established automotive brands, that come back to us time after time.
It’s because our no-nonsense approach removes the headaches, navigates the pitfalls and offers a streamlined service to supply the best quality wheel products.
We have built an infrastructure that can place your business in the correct facility and manage that production every step of the way.
With unrivalled experience comes unrivalled knowledge.
Design & Concept
Our in-house design team are unmatched in the automotive industry. Just tell us your concept and we will create and present you with everything you need to realise your own wheel brand and wheel designs. The design process starts with a handful of preliminary design sketches then we drill down on the preferred concepts creating 3D scaled images for your approval, always giving you artistic licence.
We have a network of factories across the world each with their own unique capabilities, so you can trust us to place your business with the right factory and oversee the production from start to finish. Let us take the pressure of supply whilst you focus on looking after your business.
We’ll be in touch to let you know when your stock is imminent and make plans for its delivery to your premises or storage facility - on time, where you need it to be. We can also under certain circumstances, store and fulfil your retail orders from our own warehouse. Ask us about our storage and delivery services.
Once you have placed your order, the hard work starts. We promise you our full attention every step of the way as we coordinate and schedule the stock ensuring quality and quantity in a timely fashion from our offices in the UK and Taiwan.
We are proud to work with some of the World’s largest tuning brands making both low volume T6061 forged wheels and more cost effective mass production LPC and Flow Formed Wheels depending on our clients instructions and requirements. Working with industry leaders like Urban Automotive, Onyx Concept, MSRT and Twisted Performance keeps us at the pinnacle of trends and industry demands.
Proud to be associated with & trusted by brands to achieve greatness, on time, every time.
Working directly with some of the biggest names in the wheel industry, our design business, SIX-TWELVE, contributes hugely to our success in that we’re able to provide rapid turn around bespoke design using leading design, modelling and visualisation technologies. But we don't only design wheels! We offer everything from identity development to print and web design with integrated applications such as product configurators. Get in touch to find out more about this exciting segment of our business
We help develop brands
Your journey begins with your ideas for your wheel brand, and your market expectations. We'll discuss this all with you in our first concept meeting and we'll get to know your plans and the target vehicles you have in mind. We can show you some examples and case histories to get you started.
Design and Brand Assets
Our design team can assist if you need brand assets created, such as a brand identity including logo, brand colours, box designs, and of course wheel designs. Our wheel designers are unrivalled in both their automotive experience and eye for innovation with many popular wheel designs you've seen on the road coming from our design hub. Wheel design always starts with the constraints of the target vehicle in mind, enabling us to innovate and push design limits to their maximum within the safety and engineering boundaries the vehicle demands.
Once your concept has been established, the next step is to produce your designs and visualise your final products. We will create design options for your approval and create photo-realistic 3D image renders to envision your products on your target vehicle. This is where you will see your vision truly come to life. This process ensures your brand vision will be manufactured as you imagined.
The next step is to send your designs to our TUV & ISO accredited manufacturing facility for CAD engineering drawings to be prepared and made ready for tooling. Once all engineering standards have been crossed checked, tooling can begin. This is when the wheel model is made ready for casting. Sample wheels are sent to us to scrutinise, and test fit to the vehicle prior to order the final run of wheels to be gravity cast from the highest quality raw Aluminium ingots sourced from Dubai.
With over 20 Years in the
automotive design sector,
our design team delivers
innovative and practical
solutions every time.
BEND MOMENT TEST
DYE PENETRANT TEST
All parts we supply are rigorously checked for quality throughout the design and manufacturing process. Once conceptual designs are agreed, the parts are engineered so that the design is fit for purpose. In this stage material thickness, weight and strength is analysed using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) by Pro-E software.
If any potential weaknesses are found, adjustments are made to address these without compromising the design. Once this stage is complete, we can move to tooling and prototyping, where after checks are done on actual parts. To meet TÜV VIA/JWL certifications procedures are carried out.
Wheels undergo a number of internal tests & can be sent to the lab at TÜV Austria to carry out the same tests independently.
Throughout the production process, several quality control checks, all under TÜV law, are carried out:
Casting: X ray, AL analysis, Pulling strength
CNC: Roundness, rotate balance, air leak <<<100%
After painting: Visual check, roundness, rotate balance <100%
Appearance check: A visual check by internal quality control and packing staff. All quality control methods employed are approved by both TUV and ISO standards.
Our own established wheel brands are HAWKE, CADES/C9 and TANSY which cater for most vehicles including prestige cars and SUVs through to sports cars, pickup trucks and small hatchbacks. We are sole importers for the TPI brand of wheel spacers and wheel fittings. We also sell other automotive brands such as H&R and Bimecc.
Visit our brand websites for further information or feel free to get in touch with your enquiry to email@example.com
C9 Wheels is our sports brand, for primarily BMW saloons and hatchbacks with other german marques included. The brand website is now live, so check it out below.
HAWKE is our SUV and Prestige wheel brand, established over 10 years with a thriving sub-brand of HAWKE AWD for pickup trucks and Transporter vans.
HAWKE AWD WHEELS
HAWKE AWD is our range of more rugged alloy wheels for pickup trucks and Transporter vans. From 18" to 22" we cater for the rise in these urban trucks.
Cades Wheels is our wheels brand, for primarily saloons and hatchbacks. Catering for upgrade wheels for VW, Merc and other marques.
SAFETY & PERFORMANCE
STANCE & WHEEL SPACERS
WINTER WHEELS & TYRES
Our purpose-built workshop & fitting facility is Bedfordshire is fully licenced and installed with the latest Hoffmann wheel fitting equipment. From basic wheel & tyre maintenance to vehicle set up, stance and the fitting of aftermarket parts, we are ready to help with the following industry services:
Stance, Wheel Spacers and Wheel fittings/fixings
Aftermarket Parts fitting
Safety & Performance