Bendix recently marked a significant milestone when its seven millionth remanufactured brake came off the production line. The company began production of remanufactured brakes in 2012.
According to Bendix, the demand for remanufactured brakes continues to increase, with fleets and owner-operators seeking to optimize value when they replace brake shoes. At the same time, they need to use brake shoes which are compliant with highly stringent stopping distance requirements.
The remanufactured shoes are manufactured at Bendix’s sprawling facility in Huntingdon, Indiana which covers 74,000 square feet.
Commenting on the achievement, Keith McComsey, Bendix director of wheel-end marketing and customer solutions said, “When servicing reduced stopping distance (RSD) drum brakes, more and more operators understand that RSD-compliant remanufactured shoes from a trusted original equipment (OE) supplier will allow them to maintain their high level of safety.”
McComsey said that in order to remain competitive in the fleet industry, operators need remanufactured shoes that have the capability to deliver the same durability, reliability, safety, performance, and extended lining life of original equipment. In order to achieve this OE quality in its remanufactured brake shoes, rather than just relining them, Bendix brings them back to full OE specifications.
Bendix had opened its Huntington plant in 2012 and expanded the factory in 2014.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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