ELYRIA, Ohio –Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) is expanding its all makes aftermarket portfolio with Bendix® air disc brake pads and rotors. The launch is designed to further support the increasing number of fleets and owner-operators equipping air disc brakes for their stopping power and maintenance advantages.
Bendix air disc brake components deliver consistent and reliable performance in a wide range of operating conditions, backed by the warranty and post-sales support expected of North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle air disc brakes (ADBs).
“More than one in three North American new builds for Class 6-8 air-braked wheel-ends is now equipped with ADBs, and our own Bendix® ADB22X® accounts for about 80 percent of that share,” said Keith McComsey, director – marketing and customer solutions, BSFB. “Now, fleets running on other ADB systems can also look to Bendix for high-quality pads and rotors that meet their needs and fit their budgets.”
Bendix wheel-end all makes offerings include pads and rotors for Meritor, WABCO, and Haldex® OE brake systems, all aftermarket-engineering approved and supported by a one-year warranty. Bendix aftermarket parts are available through more than 4,400 Bendix channel partners across North America.
BSFB produces the full lineup of commercially available Bendix® brand foundation drum brakes, along with its ADB22X air disc brake solutions for tractors and trailers at its Bowling Green, Kentucky, wheel-end facility. The company has continued to invest in production capacity and equipment at the site – part of BSFB’s commitment to optimize its manufacturing operations.
Replacement Parts Matter
The Bendix® ADB all makes friction portfolio provides premium aftermarket friction that uses a proprietary formulation and is compliant with forthcoming 2021 copper (Level B) requirements. Product coverage includes all Meritor and Haldex® air disc brake configurations, along with WABCO PAN™, MAXXUS™, and MAXX22T™. The pads are FMVSS-121 certified, meet Bendix’s rotor cracking requirements, and include a replacement hardware kit with high-quality pad retainer springs and shear adaptors.
All Makes by Bendix CVS air disc brake rotors meet or exceed Bendix heat crack testing criteria and provide the most complete rotor coverage in the North American industry. Bendix All Makes rotors are available for Meritor and WABCO.
Worldwide, Bendix and its parent company, the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse Group, maintain global leadership in air disc brake production at over 45 million and counting. Bendix wheel-end solutions include air disc and drum brake systems, automatic slack adjusters, spring brakes, friction, and remanufactured brake shoes that provide lower total cost of ownership while delivering on safety, stopping power, and reliability. BSFB helps fleets and drivers in the areas most critical to their success by improving vehicle performance and efficiency, and by backing its products with unparalleled post-sales support. By strengthening return on investment in the technologies that improve vehicle and driver safety, BSFB supports safer North American roads for all who share them.