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March 18, 2019 10:15 PM, EDT

HDNABI North America Brake Industry Opens US Plant

ATLANTA — Privately held HDNABI North America Brake Industry announced it would begin manufacturing air disc brakes and axles for the North American heavy-duty vehicle market from a plant in Norcross, Ga.

HDNABI will begin assembling a new technology-based performance ADB and axle system in its new manufacturing facility May 1.

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The company has been a heavy-duty braking systems supplier for a leading Korean-based automotive firm, and trailer maker Hyundai Translead is testing HDNABI’s components, according to the company, which noted that expanding to North America was “a natural next step.”

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“We look forward to leveraging our depth of industry experience in advanced brake design, global sourcing, rigorous R&D, validation, performance testing and manufacturing automation to deliver this world-class technology to OEMs and fleet operators throughout North America,” CEO Yon Yu said in a release.

The company’s ADB product is intended to deliver enhanced stopping distances, stable braking performance, extended pad and wheel end life, reduced maintenance and a lower total cost of ownership for end-user customers.

Also, HDNABI will offer a trailer system including Stemco’s Platinum Performance System wheel end components that it is marketing as closing the price gap between ADB systems and current drum brakes.