BASE Selects Alcon as Braking System Partner

Source: Alcon Components announcement

TAMWORTH, U.K. – Alcon Components Ltd, world-class specialists in brake and clutch systems, has been selected by BASE, the Turkish manufacturer of complete drivetrain packages including independent suspension drive axles, transfer cases as well as rolling chassis solutions to become their preferred supplier of specialist vehicle braking systems.

Alcon will provide BASE with bespoke solutions to meet the demanding requirements of specialist axles for use in harsh environments such as off-highway, defense, security and other demanding applications. The partnership will also be working on new technology areas such as hybrid and all-electric vehicle installations.

With braking being such an important part of an integrated independent suspension axle system, Alcon’s proven track record in both off the shelf and bespoke designed specialist braking systems will see them being involved from concept through design, development and test, to manufacture and support. Already working together on some undisclosed defense and security-vehicle projects, BASE and Alcon will ensure the braking performance and technical parameters of the axle system are met with an integrated and fully compliant braking solution.

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Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest specialist vehicle and axle manufacturers.  Aside from Alcon’s iconic motorsport business, four major axle manufacturers have selected Alcon to deliver bespoke specialist braking systems including BASE, Meritor and PRM Newage.

On the vehicle side, more than 20 specialist original-equipment manufacturers are currently using or assessing Alcon braking systems, including Patria, Supacat, BAe, Ricardo and Jankel. Across these specialist axle and vehicle markets, design and manufacturing companies are turning to Alcon for the delivery of bespoke braking systems that fully meet their demanding requirements.

“This is an important partnership for Alcon and one we’re very proud of,” said Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon. “Once again, a global axle manufacturer has turned to us for specialist support to ensure their products meet the demanding requirements of the defence, security and off-highway vehicle markets.

“We’re unable to comment on the specifics of the projects we’re currently working on with BASE but suffice to say, we’re working at the forefront of the technology envelope, delivering some innovative solutions to enhance the performance of the vehicle systems, through the development phase and onwards towards production”.  

About Alcon

Alcon is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance brake, clutch & actuation systems for motorsport, OEM, aftermarket, specialist, armoured and military vehicles. With  more than 30 years of experience working at the very top level of motorsport including F1, NASCAR, GT racing, World Rally and Touring Cars, Alcon have established themselves as the place to come to for the very best performance products and services.

Already well-established in the defense sector, Alcon have designed, manufactured and delivered bespoke braking solutions for some of the world’s leading Special Forces and armoured vehicle manufacturers, including Supacat, BAe, Ricardo and Jankel. The modern battlefield demands race-winning motorsport levels of performance and reliability and Alcon are leading the way in the transfer of motorsport technology into the defence sector.

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