Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement

MUNICH – As the commercial vehicle aftermarket brand of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices is entering into a strategic partnership with Fersa Bearings, a supplier of wheel bearing solutions.

Starting immediately, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices will become a strategic sales partner for wheel bearings and wheel hubs. The Fersa products will complement the company’s own wheel-end portfolio.

Andreas Wimmer, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, is delighted: “We’re very pleased to be entering into partnership with Fersa Bearings; they’re the ideal partner for wheel bearing solutions. Like Knorr-Bremse, Fersa Bearings is an original-equipment (OE) supplier that works to the highest quality and product safety standards. As our two companies work together in the aftermarket sector, our respective expertise and product ranges will complement each other exceptionally well.”

Alexander Wagner, Vice President Aftermarket/TruckServices EMEA at Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, added that: “With this portfolio expansion, we can now offer our customers a complete spare parts package for the wheel-end, starting right away. Not only are we adding Fersa Bearings products to our range, we’re also equipping our workshops with the tools they’ll need. We look forward to working with the Fersa Bearings team!”

Carlos Oehling, Chief Executive Officer at Fersa Bearings, is very positive: “As an OE supplier, we’re very excited about our joint partnership with Knorr-Bremse. Knorr-Bremse TruckServices has a strong partner network in the aftermarket, and this represents a real opportunity to achieve even greater market penetration with our wheel bearing solutions. This partnership is creating vital synergies as we seek to further expand our aftermarket business.”

Fersa Bearings is a European manufacturer of powertrain solutions relied on by the world’s leading OE and Tier 1 manufacturers. Part of the Fersa Group, the company specializes in European and U.S. commercial vehicle applications. Fersa Bearings supplies high-quality, innovative and comprehensive solutions for repairing high-efficiency differential gearboxes and automated transmissions, as well as high-performance wheel-ends for commercial vehicles.