Bendix Marks Milestone for Remanufactured Brake Shoes

Bendix exhibit
John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it produced 10 million units of its remanufactured brake shoes not quite a decade after beginning serial production of the component.

“We return brake shoes to their original equipment specifications so they’ll perform to safety and compliance standards while offering the cost advantages that come with choosing reman components,” Mark Holley, director of marketing for wheel-end at Bendix, said in a release.

Bendix handles the complete salvage, coining and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish brake shoe remanufacturing at its Huntington, Ind., facility, according to the Elyria, Ohio-based company, which is a division of Knorr-Bremse.

Bendix noted its friction materials comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Copper-Free Brake Initiative agreement, which took effect Jan. 1 and limits the amount of copper in brake friction to no more than 5% by weight. — Transport Topics

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