BRAKEDOWN is an ongoing collection of news and notes from around the brake industry

Meneta Group announced that is building a new facility in India. The plant will serve to increase capacity for its existing backplate production for passenger cars and truck brake shoes – The newest addition to its growing product portfolio.

UTIL is celebrating 6 months of operation for its Monterrey, Mexico facility. There are now 8 Production Part Approval Process (#PPAP) programs validated and the facility is operating on 2 shifts per day. UTIL recently have installed a 1,100 ton fine blanking press, one of the very few high tonnage presses available in the North American market.

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