LAS VEGAS — Suppliers of a variety of products and services for the aftermarket announced developments here during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
• Fras-le North America announced changes to its hydraulic product offering for commercial vehicles, as well as the launch of a copper-free air disc brake pad line called GRN Tech.
The improvements made to its hydraulic brake pads program include several spec changes as well as the addition of a more economical choice called durbloc.
Its GRN Tech air disc brake pad is a copper-free technology that is environmentally friendly and provides superior rotor and pad life to exceed original equipment manufacturers’ expectations, according to Brazil-based Fras-le.
The company signed an agreement in October to buy all shares of Jofund S.A., maker of the Fremax brand of brake discs, drums and wheel hubs for OEMs and the aftermarket.
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• Eaton Corp. announced its Vehicle Group’s aftermarket division has reached a distribution agreement with Bezares S.A. to become the North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio.
Toledo, Spain-based Bezares is a global manufacturer of power takeoffs, hydraulic pumps, fittings, tanks, valves and other related mobile power hydraulic components. Eaton will also provide post-sale service and support through its Roadranger field team.
Eaton launched its aftermarket portal and e-commerce platform for its heavy-duty truck aftermarket product portfolio. Customers can find the latest product information, request additional support, sign up for training and more, according to the Galesburg, Mich.-based company. It includes the newly created clutch product selector tool. Customers can conduct business with Eaton via a new business-to-business e-commerce interface, including placing orders, viewing current inventory, reviewing order history, reprinting invoices and tracking shipments.
• Dana Inc. presented new driveline solutions for commercial vehicle applications including adding the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to the genuine Spicer line-up while also expanding the Spicer Select portfolio to cover the Meritor Permalube RPL Series of drivelines.
Dana also introduced its Dana Aftermarket Training Academy, an online tool. Modules are composed of short chapters on fundamentals such as function, design composition, and disassembly and installation basics.
Courses are followed by a brief quiz to aid in content retention and enhance the learning experience, according to the Maumee, Ohio-based company.
• Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. said its PowerEdge brand of diesel aftertreatment products and 39Pe starter are now available.
The starter, a completely new unit, is backed by a one-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
Its aftertreatment replacement program covers 93% of all makes and models, according to the Southfield, Mich.-based company. It comes with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty for heavy-duty trucks. The warranty for medium-duty vehicles is two years/36,000 miles.