Tuesday, January 26

Industry Partner: Fras-le

Industry Partner Since: 2017

Category: Friction

Since the start of its trajectory, in 1954, Fras-le has been marked by its bold thinking and acting ahead of its own time, always prioritizing technological developments. Fras-le takes pride in offering products that are in constant evolution so as to meet the needs of the global market for more than 60 years.

With plants in Brazil, United States, Argentina, Uruguay, India and China, and with more than 14,000 references, Fras-le pursues, in technology, excellence and safety for its products. Aligned with its business segment, Fras-le is part of the Randon Group, which offer solutions for products and services for the automotive segment.

Located 2.5mi (4 km) from Fras-le, in Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, the CTR features 20 different tracks, totalizing a length of 9.32 mi (15 km), where the most different types of pavement and specific irregularities for tests under the most diverse conditions are reproduced. Thus, the company may assure more safety, quality, competitiveness and reliability to the products developed.

It also features a 23680.60 ft² (2,200 m²) building, where there is an workshop for vehicle preparation and a structural lab, equipped with a 1011.808 ft² (94 m²) seismic base, electro-hydraulic actuators and workbenches for high performance vibrational tests.

The technological complex counts on a skilled engineering team, pilots and test technicians.