Fras-le North America Prattville’s 2019 Industry Of The Year

Source: Fras-Le North America

Prattville, Ala. – Fras-le North America’s continued growth since coming to Prattville, Ala., successive expansion plans and involvement in the community has earned the company recognition from the local Chamber of Commerce as Industry of the Year for 2019.

Plant Manager, Ivan Bolsoni, commented, “It is motivating to receive such a significant recognition, in the form of an award, which encourages us to continue this challenge of being part of the largest consumer market in the world.”

Fras-le made its U.S. debut in 2008 with the aim of increasing its global presence and meeting market goals to successfully achieve global growth in the brake pads and linings market for commercial and passenger vehicles. Four years later (2012), the company announced the first expansion, investing in modernization, equipment and personnel hiring to increase the line’s capacity in North America. In 2017, new investments were made withthe strategic objective of preparing the facility to provide greater support to the company in the U.S., where it intends to double revenues in the next five years.

Over the years, Fras-le North America has invested approximately $15.5 million to expand its customer base and capabilities, investing in its employees and new equipment for its facilities solidifying its presence in Prattville.

The company employs 73 people with an additional hiring plan. Its commitment to quality and performance extends to its employees. In collaboration with state and federal organizations, Fras-le provides training in various manufacturing skill sets. Fras-le North America is constantly investing in its manufacturing facilities and processes to create the best possible results for its growing business.

Fras-le brake pads and linings are available in the original and aftermarket markets in the United States and in over 100 countries. Manufactured with high quality asbestos-free raw materials, the products consist of specific formulas to each application in commercial vehicles, trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, garbage collection trucks, passenger vehicles and other specialized vehicles and equipment.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.