BRAKEDOWN: an ongoing collection of briefs from around the global braking industry

Darryl Konsler, CEO of Fritz Winter North America, announced that its Bowling Green, Ky facility recently shipped its 5 millionth brake rotor.


CARDONE released new brake calipers this week. To supplement its expansive offering of premium coated remanufactured calipers, Cardone now offers brand-new zinc-plated calipers with no core charge.


Akebono Brake Corporation rolled out a fresh, new look for its website that includes several updates and changes.


Link Engineering announced new add-ins and integrations for its V-Max 4000 system that includes CSV Playback for visualizing complicated driving cycles and V-Max integration with LabLINK, the company’s Laboratory Information Management System.


Momentum USA has announced the December release of new part numbers for its AmeriPRO brake pads and include the necessary abutment hardware and apply to popular and late models.


Mercedes-Benz became the first automotive company in the world to meet the demanding legal requirements of UN-R157 for a Level 3 system (automated driving).


UTIL announced a long-term scientific collaboration with Politecnico di Torino, the prestigious Italian University, to work on highly innovative Research and Development programs. The program will be developed in the area of advanced toolings for fine blanking, covering multiple aspects such as metallurgy, materials lifting, 3D manufacturing, and performance predictions.


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The BRAKE Report is the voice of the brake industry. Founded in 2012 by Brian Hagman, it connects brake professionals around the world through the latest news, interviews, company profiles, and more. It is the go-to resource for brake industry executives and professionals around the world.

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