Bendix 20th Anniversary as Part of Knorr-Bremse

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Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicles announcement

AVON, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC commemorates its 20-year anniversary as a proud member of Munich-based Knorr-Bremse. The global market leader in braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle systems acquired full ownership of Bendix in January 2002.

Since then, Bendix has further enriched its more than 90-year legacy. The company has strengthened its position as an industry trailblazer in commercial vehicle technologies through a series of groundbreaking advancements. At the same time, Bendix has accelerated the expansion and growth of its operations in North America. And it has deepened its corporate commitment to community support and environmental stewardship.

Bendix operated as a joint venture between Honeywell International Inc. and Knorr-Bremse AG from 1993 until the 2002 acquisition.

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“Becoming a Knorr-Bremse company has been a catalyst in the continued growth and development of Bendix in North America, enabling the expansion of our expertise and capabilities,” said Mike Hawthorne, Bendix president and CEO. “Contributing to the global pioneering technological expertise of Knorr-Bremse has only deepened Bendix’s already rich heritage of customer focus, innovation, and industry leadership. We relish the environment we operate in with Knorr-Bremse – one built on collaboration, inventive thinking, and continuous improvement.”

“We’re proud that Group company Bendix is celebrating 20 years in our global ranks,” said Dr. Jan Mrosik, chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division on an interim basis. “It demonstrates what Knorr-Bremse and Bendix, two industry-leading companies, can accomplish together by focusing on driving tomorrow’s transportation today. And it points up the unparalleled potential of our global organization as we strive to deliver the best solutions to the industry that are reliable, innovative, and leading – all while contributing to the communities where we live and work.”

Below is a sampling of highlights from 20 years of dynamic collaboration.

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At the Technological Forefront

In 2015, the company launched another in a long line of industry firsts: Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™, integrating radar, camera, and the Bendix ESP® brake system to create its flagship driver assistance system. Since then, the company has regularly expanded and improved the capabilities of Fusion through advancements such as providing full braking power on the tractor, earlier object detection, multi-lane AEB, highway departure warning and braking, and ACB auto-resume, with much more on the way.

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