The Brake Report

The Brake Report

The BRAKE Report is an online media platform dedicated to the automotive and commercial vehicle brake segments. Our mission is to provide the global brake community with the latest news & headlines from around the industry.

Bendix 2024 Training Courses Announced

Bendix 2024 Training Courses Announced

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has unveiled its 2024 schedule for brake school sessions. These sessions, a blend of in-person and virtual classes running from March to November, are designed for fleet technicians, owner-operators, and other industry professionals aiming…

TOMEX Brakes: Pioneering Safety and Innovation

TOMEX Brakes: Pioneering Safety and Innovation in Automotive Excellence

In the automotive industry, TOMEX Brakes stands out as a paragon of safety, reliability, and innovative technology. This company’s commitment goes beyond the conventional, aiming to redefine the standards of braking efficiency with its superior brake shoes. Here’s a closer…

TMD Friction’s New Brand Strategy

TMD Friction's New Brand Strategy

TMD Friction, a leading global supplier of braking solutions, announces a new direction focusing on safety and sustainability. The unveiling of a new corporate website marks this significant shift towards a more responsible and innovative future in mobility. Based in…

Bettaparts Enhances Customer Experience

Bettaparts Enhances Customer Experience

Bettaparts, a leading supplier of braking components and wheel bearings for the automotive aftermarket, has significantly improved its customer journey by integrating electronic trading through PACT. This partnership leverages PACT’s role as the sole distributor of TecCom and eparts in…

Hayes: Optimize Disc Brake Performance

Hayes Brakes: Optimize Disc Brake Performance

Agricultural vehicles, such as tractors and plows, often navigate through muddy conditions, exposing sensitive components like disc brakes to potential damage. The accumulation of mud on these parts not only increases wear and tear but also poses significant safety risks…

Bendix Elevates Sroka to Top Role

Bendix Elevates Sroka to Top Role

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix), a premier North American firm specializing in advanced safety and braking technologies for commercial vehicles, has announced the promotion of Piotr Sroka to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This role expansion builds upon…

AEB Issue Triggers GM Recall

AEB Issue Triggers GM Recall

General Motors (GM) has announced a recall for 55,755 of its 2023 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles due to a defect in the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system. This malfunction may cause the vehicles to stop or decelerate unexpectedly,…

Leadership Shift at Juratek and Bettaparts

Leadership Shift at Juratek and Bettaparts

Juratek and Bettaparts, subsidiaries of the global OE friction supplier Fras-le, have announced significant organizational changes. Matt Robinson, the Managing Director, is set to leave the companies to pursue new opportunities, with his departure scheduled for 1 March 2024. Mark…

IIHS: Tougher Car Safety Standards 2024

Tougher Car Safety Standards 2024

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is raising the bar for its TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards in 2024, imposing new challenges for automakers. The updated criteria focus on enhancing protection for backseat passengers and bolstering…

Brembo Dominates 2024 F1 Braking

Brembo Dominates 2024 F1 Braking

Brembo has solidified its position as the leading supplier of braking systems for the 2024 Formula One World Championship, commencing with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 1-3. Since entering Formula 1 in 1975 and achieving over 500 Grand Prix…

FMSI Again Pledges $5K Automotive Scholarship

FMSI Again Pledges $5K Automotive Scholarship

FMSI is committing $5,000 to scholarships for Northwood University‘s Automotive Aftermarket Management students in their 3rd and 4th years. This initiative aims to alleviate the financial burdens of rising tuition costs, supporting students who show outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities,…

Mexico’s MasterLab Launches Brake Production

Mexico's MasterLab Launches Brake Production

MasterLab, a state-of-the-art brake pad manufacturing facility and research center, has officially commenced operations in Querétaro, Mexico. This facility, which focuses on the production of brake pads for aftermarket private labels, aims its sights on the export markets across the…

Brembo’s Breakthrough in Bugatti Bolide

Brembo's Breakthrough in Bugatti Bolide

The Bugatti Bolide showcases a revolutionary advancement in automotive engineering, notably through its collaboration with Brembo to create the most powerful carbon-carbon brake system to date. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the realm of high-performance vehicles, providing an…

Brembo’s Solution for Cleaner Air

Brembo's Solution for Cleaner Air

Brembo recently introduced the Greenance Kit, an innovative solution aimed at significantly reducing PM10 and PM2.5 emissions, addressing the urgent issue of urban air pollution. Recent data has spotlighted Milan as one of the world’s most polluted cities, with PM2.5…

Waupaca Foundry Upgrade Reduces Downtime

Waupaca Foundry Upgrade Reduces Downtime

Waupaca Foundry successfully completed a significant capital project during a 16-day holiday shutdown at its Marinette, Wisconsin, location. The introduction of a new conveyor system in Plant 4, a ductile iron foundry, marks a pivotal upgrade from the 30-year-old vibratory…

MAGMA Unveils Advanced Rotor Facility

MAGMA Unveils Advanced Rotor Facility

MAGMA recently launched a fully automated rotor manufacturing plant, setting a new industry standard with an annual production capacity exceeding 25 million brake rotors. This facility is at the forefront of technology, leveraging automated robotics and cutting-edge AI inspection techniques…

BMW Issues Recall Over Brake Concerns

BMW Issues Recall Over Brake Concerns

BMW of North America, LLC, has initiated a significant safety recall affecting 79,670 vehicles across various models due to a defect in the integrated brake system. Submitted on February 12, 2024, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under…

Fritz Winter’s Historic Investment

Fritz Winter's Historic Investment

Fritz Winter Eisengießerei has initiated its largest investment program ever, securing a consortium loan of approximately €300 million. This financial maneuver is designed to propel the company into the future with a strong emphasis on eco-friendly solutions in the iron…

DMA Expands BrakeMaster Sensors

DMA Expands BrakeMaster Sensors

DMA Industries has announced an expansion of its BrakeMaster line of brake wear sensors, introducing 17 new sensors tailored for both automotive and truck applications. This expansion enriches DMA’s offerings with 9 automotive sensors and 8 truck sensors, broadening its…

Apec’s Enhanced Website Launch

Apec's Enhanced Website Launch

Apec, a frontrunner in the automotive aftermarket industry, has officially unveiled its newly revamped website. This digital platform transformation introduces refreshed designs, seamless navigation, and a comprehensive showcase of Apec’s product offerings, including the innovative Apec Blue Braking range. The…

Fras-le’s 70-Year Milestone

Fras-le's 70-Year Milestone

Fras-le, a trailblazer in sustainable mobility solutions, commemorates its 70th anniversary today. A Brazilian multinational known for its innovative friction materials, the company embarks on a year-long celebration with stakeholders worldwide under the theme ‘Our brand makes history‘. This marks…

Suprajit’s Braking Division Launch

Suprajit's Braking Division Launch

Suprajit Engineering Limited has expanded its operations with the introduction of a Braking Products Division, marking a significant stride in its product diversification efforts. Situated in a modernized facility at Bommasandra Industrial Area, Bangalore, this new division is poised to…