SAF Holland Announces Haldex Integrations
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ORLANDO, Fla. — SAF-Holland announced integrations of its products with Haldex equipment during a media event at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition on Feb. 26.
The integrations center on SAF-Holland’s chassis-related products, such as kingpins, coupling products, fifth wheels, suspension systems and landing gear and Haldex’s line of air controls, brake adjusters, air disc brakes and actuators.
SAF-Holland completed an acquisition of a majority stake in Haldex last year. Post-acquisition, SAF-Holland now hosts 30 production sites with more than 20,000 parts and service stations worldwide.
In addition, the company introduced two products that incorporate Haldex products: the CBXA AeroBeam air suspension systems and the P89 Series air disc brakes.
“With SAF-Holland now with Haldex, this offers the complete solution for our fleet customers and our OEM customers,” said Mike Ginocchio, vice president of product line management-Americas at SAF-Holland. “All you need to do is buy the box, the wheels, and you’ve got your trailer.”
“There’s a great opportunity for us when it comes to the economies of scale," says Ron Moody of Haldex. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)
Ron Moody, VP of research and development-Americas at Haldex, noted that the acquisition presents a prime opportunity to grow market share.
“The truck and the trailer disc brake share about 90% of internal components. So, there’s a great opportunity for us when it comes to the economies of scale, as we get both the truck and trailer business because of the very global-weaving adjustment mechanisms — which [are] largely based on the philosophy and mechanical approach — [in] both the trailer brake and the tractor brake.”
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He added, “Our challenge, what we see over the next couple of years for our disc brake lines, will more than likely be our ability to increase capacity.”
Moody also mentioned that SAF-Holland has worked with several OEM partners to be better positioned for growth this year. In particular, he said the manufacturer is targeting niche markets, such as the automated yard truck and refrigerated trailer markets.
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