Source: Alcon announcement

TAMWORTH, U.K. — Alcon will invest £300,000 in new machinery focused on increasing production capacity to meet the demands of its growing specialist vehicle division.

The investment in new machinery will help to service the increasing number of orders being received for volume production braking components from axle manufacturers, military vehicle OEMs and armored vehicle conversion specialists.

Installed at its Tamworth site and working alongside its existing Northampton production site, Alcon’s new machinery will boost Tamworth’s production capacity and will increase security of supply by spreading the specialist vehicle production work across multiple Alcon sites. The new machinery will primarily be used for volume production in the defense and security sector where Alcon is fast becoming the global braking partner of choice.

This further investment decision comes off the back of some recent milestone successes in the defense and security sector. Alcon is the selected braking partner for Patria’s 6×6 and 8×8 vehicles that are winning multiple orders globally, securing a considerable volume of braking component manufacture for Alcon.

Alcon’s armored vehicle braking kits are also in high demand as the new Toyota LC300 armored designs are rolled out by the world’s leading armoring companies.

Behind the scenes, Alcon is working with a number of premier defense vehicle manufacturers working on global vehicle projects that cannot yet be announced.

The company has more than 35 years of experience in engineering high-quality and high-performance brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 60T-plus military armored vehicles.

This, combined with its proven pedigree in rapidly solving the unique braking problems created by the operational demands of the military environment, puts it in a strong market position.

Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest defense industry vehicle original-equipment manufacturers. 

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