Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced that its brake relining network is undergoing the next planned expansion at the Columbia, South Carolina, Friction Center.
During the fourth quarter of 2009, Haldex will be moving into a new facility in Columbia, South Carolina that will include the latest upgrades and equipment as well as an increase in manufacturing space that is three times larger than the current facility. While there will be no interruption of service during this expansion, Haldex expects to be completely operational in the new facility in early January, 2010.
The Columbia facility will be the sixth Haldex Friction Center to undergo upgrade and expansion activity. Facilities in Ontario, California; Vancouver, Washington; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Nashville, Tennessee, have all migrated to this “next generation” operational model over the past 24 months. Expansion activity is also being completed at the Little Rock, Arkansas, Friction Center. The last facility, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is slated to undergo this transition in late 2010 or early 2011.