Bendix reports that in less than four years, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ remanufactured brake shoe operation has topped the 4-million-unit production milestone. Bendix’s rate of production has increased to meet growing demand from fleets and owner-operators.
North American Bendix is active in the development and manufacture of active safety and braking solutions for commercial vehicles, and began serial production of reman brake shoes at its 74,000-square-foot Huntington, Indiana, facility in the fall of 2012. The facility handles the complete salvage, coining, and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish brake shoe remanufacturing in Huntington.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s RSD mandate, which took full effect in 2013, ushered in a new era of stopping requirements (under FMVSS-121) for drum brakes. In servicing these brakes, more and more vehicle operators are choosing RSDcompliant remanufactured shoes from a trusted original equipment (OE) supplier to preserve that high level of safety,” said Keith McComsey, Bendix director of wheel-end marketing and customer solutions.
“Bendix achieves OE quality in our reman brake shoes by bringing them back to full OE specifications, rather than just relining them.”
Bendix continues to add new friction materials to its portfolio, which includes options ranging from economy and extreme-duty offerings to OE friction, and features the industry’s first RSD-certified aftermarket friction. Remanufactured Shoes, the OE Way The Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center combines Bendix’s nearly 40 years’ experience in remanufacturing with Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake’s acknowledged leadership in wheel-end solutions and brake shoe manufacturing.