With nearly 50 years’ experience our technicians still handcraft sheets of British steel into works of automotive art on which any chassis would be proud to sit; whether it’s a classic, drift racer or a fully customized statement on wheels.
Recognised as the ultimate steel wheel, Weller always provides precision, performance and quality. Tested to the latest standards, it’s no wonder that great British brands, such as Silverstone, Kahn Design, the AA and even James Bond want a piece of the action. As the original steel wheel manufacturers in Europe, we are now on the map to be a global force as well.
The Original Steels – hand-built in Great Britain
Weller Wheels was founded by British engineer Les Weller. Having an eye for detail, a mathematical mind and a true grit belief that a better job could be achieved in making steel wheels, Weller was firmly put on the map.
The wonder years began in his old man’s garage taking power from his Mom’s cooker to run his machines and tooling. That power surge enabled the first set of wheels to roll out the door and onto Alan Mann’s Ford Falcon, in the British Saloon Car Championship. Getting a taste of success early doors Les moved to road cars, developing the iconic British 8 spoke which is still one of our signature wheels.
Rolling back the years, in 1960, straight out of school Les’s first day at work was with Lola Cars.
Testing Formula Junior race cars at Crystal Palace race track and hanging out with the pit crew, it wasn’t long before Les was rubbing shoulders with the legendary F1 world champions Jim Clark and Graham Hill along with a true British design genius, Colin Chapman founder of Lotus cars.
Some thirteen years on, Weller Wheels started producing a new 5.5”x13” Formula Ford wheel specially for Lola Cars at their request and it wasn’t long before Van Dieman, Crossle and all the other Formula Ford manufacturers followed suit. Weller Wheels is privileged to have had F1 legends Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and many more motor sporting greats race on their wheels and still supplies Formula Ford 1600 series to this day.
It’s a labour of love to make one of our handcrafted steel wheels and we go through a cycle of 25 operations to make sure they are to the Weller standard. Each wheel is checked, rechecked, tested and certified before leaving our purpose built factory in the West Midlands. Each design has its own set of unique processes, so our craftsmen use their skills, precision and knowledge, gained from decades of experience, to create wheels that allow you to create a transformative look for your vehicle.
Today Weller has evolved to become a lifestyle brand, from the wheels on your ride to the hoody on your back, we live, eat and breath the brand. Proud to be British and the only low volume steel wheel manufacturer in Europe. Our ethos is simple, Best of British and built to last. If individuality is your thing and following the crowd is too normal, then having a set of Wellers to help customize your ride is the way to roll.
Enjoy the ride…….