Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety and braking system technologies, has begun serial production of remanufactured brake shoes at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind.
The move to insource reman brake shoe operations is part of the company’s previously announced launch of its centralized remanufacturing business unit. The unit maintains advanced remanufacturing centers of excellence in both Huntington and Acuña, Mexico. The launch of reman brake shoe operations further capitalizes on the unit’s depth of product and manufacturing engineering expertise and operational excellence.
The new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center combines the company’s more than 35 years’ experience in remanufacturing compressors, air dryers, valves, and more with Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake’s acknowledged leadership in wheel-end solutions and brake shoe manufacturing. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC is a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC.
“Delivering Bendix brand reman shoes directly from within Bendix is a natural next step in our long-term business growth goals and enables the wheel-end group an exceptional opportunity to serve the needs of the North American aftermarket customer base more effectively,” said Henry Foxx, director of Bendix Remanufacturing.
“Reman brake shoes are manufactured again, not just relined – a critical difference that makes Bendix the best choice. Our customers need a product they can rely on every time. Bendix Reman Brake Shoes deliver the same high level of reliability and performance the commercial vehicle industry expects from a Bendix product,” Foxx said. "Our brake shoes will set the standard for coining, advanced paint coating, precision riveting, and quality control. That means durability, reliability, and an extended lining life on the vehicle.”