In fewer than four years, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ remanufactured brake shoe operation has topped the four-million-unit production milestone.
Bendix began serial production of reman brake shoes at its 74,000-square-foot Huntington, Indiana, facility in the fall of 2012. The facility handles the complete salvage, coining, and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish brake shoe remanufacturing in Huntington.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s RSD mandate, which took full effect in 2013, ushered in a new era of stopping requirements (under FMVSS-121) for drum brakes. In servicing these brakes, more and more vehicle operators are choosing RSD-compliant remanufactured shoes from a trusted original equipment (OE) supplier to preserve that high level of safety,” said Keith McComsey, Bendix director of wheel-end marketing and customer solutions.
“Bendix achieves OE quality in our reman brake shoes by bringing them back to full OE specifications, rather than just relining them.”
The value of Bendix remanufactured brake shoes is enhanced by the company’s friction portfolio, also engineered to meet the complete range of customers’ need for safety, performance, and value. Bendix continues to add new friction materials to its portfolio, which includes options ranging from economy and extreme-duty offerings to OE friction, and features the industry’s first RSD-certified aftermarket friction.