Trelleborg Wheel Systems in the Americas was selected as “Vendor of the Year” for 2018 by Rapidparts, Inc. for the second year in a row. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rapidparts is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) and supplies Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks, and Jungheinrich® dealers, and their customers with quality forklift replacement parts.

Trelleborg provides a number of attractive tire programs for Rapidparts, which helps meet the needs of its dealers. For example, the drop-ship tire program provides dealers with MCFA tires on pallets directly to their dealerships. The third-party service tire program aligns the MCFA dealer with a local Trelleborg tire installer who will stock their tire needs and dispatch a tire press to their customers’ locations for installation. 

Michael Toering, marketing manager at Rapidparts, says Trelleborg earned its 2018 Vendor of the Year award for several reasons, including helping MCFA and Rapidparts grow faster in the target markets of Mexico, Canada, and Central/South America. For more, visit