Bendix goes for further growth in remanufacturing
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Germany's Knorr-Bremse group, is aiming at growing its reman further. The company currently offers remanufactured brake shoes, valves, air dryers, compressors and electronics for commercial vehicles.
"Across the industry, we're seeing a renewed focus on remanufacturing as more fleets, technicians and drivers discover the benefits of partnering with a skilled, established and technology-driven remanufacturer," Henry Foxx, Bendix director of remanufactured products, told MEMA's IndustryNews website.
"Properly remanufactured components are great alternatives to new parts, helping extend vehicle life while reducing replacement costs – and without sacrificing original equipment manufacturing quality. We've recently expanded the range to include electronic components, such as radar units, that are a part of active safety systems."
Bendix plans to further extend its remanufactured product offerings this year. Sales of Bendix remanufactured components have grown by double digits year-on-year, led by a 50 per cent increase in Bendix branded remanufactured shoe sales, the company stated.
Since launching its remanufactured brake shoe operation in 2012, Bendix has assembled more than 2.5 million shoes and expanded the production capabilities and capacity at its Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind.
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