Source: Alcon announcement
ABU DHABI — Alcon and MSW will be exhibiting at the IDEX event taking place in Abu Dhabi, 20-24 February 2023 on stand C12-008. Of particular note, the display will showcase Alcon brake products fitted to a variety of different vehicles on display at the show, including vehicles from world-class OEM’s based in Europe, UAE, Finland, North America, UK and Turkey.
Throughout this 15-year period, MSW and Alcon have achieved an immense amount together having supplied specialist brake systems numbering in the thousands to almost every armoring company throughout the entire MENA region.
Thus equipped, those finished vehicles have thrived in the harshest and most high-risk environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa, protecting the lives of multiple government and non-government security, defense, and charity operatives.
Popular vehicle platforms benefiting from Alcon’s range of upgrade kits include the entire Toyota truck/SUV range, (Including Hilux, Tacoma, Prado, TLC70 series, TLC200 series, TLC300 series, Tundra & all Lexus variants), as well as all variants of Chevrolet/GMC’s SubuAlcon Components Ltd is celebrating 15 years of collaboration with their Dubai-based partner, MSW Auto Spare Parts LLC at IDEX 2023. rban/Tahoe range and the ever-popular Ford F550.
Additionally, through the Specialist Vehicle range of calipers, MSW and Alcon are uniquely placed to deliver bespoke solutions for almost any vehicle size/type and weight.
Alcon has more than 25 years of experience in engineering brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 30T-plus military armored vehicles. This places them at the forefront of developing and delivering high-performance braking solutions for sectors where only the absolute best can be accepted.
Alcon’s off-the-shelf brake upgrade kits allow both OEM’s and vehicle modification companies to overcome the challenges posed by up-armoring vehicles for defense, security and specialist purposes. The kits are compatible with stock OEM actuation, so are easy to fit but have been fully ruggedized to ensure extreme levels of robustness and performance balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.
Jonathan Simmonds, MD at MSW Auto Spare Parts said: “Being a fully independent entity, MSW has always been free to select best-of-breed manufacturing partners for all our product lines. In 2008 I selected Alcon as our partner for specialist braking systems for the security and armored vehicle sector, based on a variety of factors, notably: their engineering excellence in the iron caliper sector, insistence upon delivering only application-specific solutions that perform in the harshest possible environments and their enthusiasm to support MSW’s ambitions to become the market leader for specialist brake systems in the MENA region.
“Fifteen years on, MSW is the leading force in the supply of armored brake solutions, with many thousands of brake systems delivered to numerous satisfied clients in the region, it’s clear that I made the right choice. Fifteen years of growth and continued success is worthy of celebration, and I thank Alcon for supporting our ambitions throughout this time and look forward to even greater achievements.”
Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said: “MSW Auto Spare Parts are our biggest selling agency partner in the defense and security sector. Their access to the regional armored and specialist vehicle markets is second to none and as a result, our partnership has been a hugely successful one. I’m proud of our 15-year collaboration milestone.”