AP Racing Expands Custom Paint Capabilities

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AP Racing, a globally recognized brake and clutch supplier, is enhancing its on-site paint customization capabilities to meet growing customer demand and support global expansion. This strategic investment aims to double the output of customized brake calipers and reduce lead times significantly.

Key Highlights:

  • Expansion includes a second shift starting Q2 2024
  • Over 800 color options with flat, metallic, and pearlescent finishes
  • Expected to reduce lead times by up to 80%
  • Aiming to paint over 60,000 calipers this year
  • Potential to reach new markets and applications
AP Racing Expands Custom Paint Capabilities

AP Racing’s collaboration with its exclusive paint partner has resulted in a state-of-the-art facility, allowing major OEM customers to specify unique paint combinations for calipers. This enhancement in service is designed to handle both increased scale and technical complexity.

The facility’s extensive customization options, including more than 800 colors and various finishes, underscore AP Racing’s commitment to customer satisfaction. The investment is set to drastically reduce lead times for special color options, delivering unmatched efficiency and quality.

Lee Cowley, head of operations at AP Racing, remarked, “AP Racing’s in-house paint facility provides a flexible and scalable solution to meet the specific needs of our global customer base. Since opening the department last year, we have achieved a superior quality, while reducing scrap and cutting overall lead-times – in essence, faster and more accurate responses to suit our customers’ exact needs.”

AP Racing Expands Custom Paint Capabilities

This year, we aim to be painting in excess of 60,000 calipers. Thanks to our expanded offer, we will also be looking to offer the service to more customers, while simultaneously exploring new markets and wider applications.”

About AP Racing

AP Racing is a premier manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems for both road and race cars. Their core product lineup includes clutches, calipers, discs, pads, master cylinders, pedal boxes, and air jacks. Additionally, they offer comprehensive road and competition brake systems for motorcycles.

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