Wangara, Australia – Advanced Braking Technology Limited (ABT) is pleased to advise that following a successful tender process it has received an order for Failsafe Driveline brakes from the Department of the Environment and Energy.
This order achieves a strategic objective of further diversifying its customer base to which we provide innovative braking solutions.
Order received from the Department of the Environment and Energy
The Department of the Environment and Energy’s order for Failsafe Driveline brakes will be installed on the Isuzu NPS 300 truck. The end user of these trucks will be the Australian Antarctic Division.
This is an existing ABT product application and it will include a newly developed and unique cold weather seal that has been designed and manufactured by ABT for use in our Failsafe product range, not only in Antarctica, but in any extreme cold weather environment.
Due to the operating conditions in Antarctica, the standard park brake cannot be used effectively as the vehicles are required to operate in one of the world’s harshest environments. Ambient temperatures will range from -40° to +10° Celsius and wind speeds in excess of 270 km/h can carry precipitation varying from very fine, dry drift snow to wet sleet. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, driest and windiest of all the continents and will further demonstrate that ABT’s braking solutions can operate in any environment.
With this order, ABT braking solutions are now being used in 16 countries around the world, across all 7 continents. This current order, and the recent orders for Failsafe brakes to be used by Rio Tinto in Mongolia and by Orica in Chile, is further illustration that our international distribution network allows ABT to capture business development opportunities across the globe.