ELYRIA, Ohio -- Bendix has announced the formation of a brake shoe remanufacturing operation.
Brake shoe remanufacturing will take place at the company’s Huntington, Ind. reman plant.
Bendix said the move to insource remanufactured brake shoes is part of the company’s previously announced plan to centralize its remanufacturing business unit.
“Delivering Bendix brand reman shoes directly from within Bendix is a natural next step in our long-term business growth goals and enables the wheel-end group an exceptional opportunity to serve the needs of the North American aftermarket customer base more effectively,” said Henry Foxx, director of Bendix Remanufacturing. “With the ability to offer top-quality, high-performing shoes and kits, we bring even greater balance to the evolving menu of Bendix brand reman and wheel-end products.”
The company points out its remanufactured brake shoes are completely remanufactured, not simply relined.
“As a premier supplier to the OEMs, Bendix brings decades of experience in the design and manufacture of brake shoes for the most demanding applications for all the major truck manufacturers in the industry,” Foxx said. “We don’t take that responsibility lightly. In the past 21 years, we have produced more than 40 million brake shoes for a wide variety of OE applications. We’re excited to apply that same expertise and proven capability to our remanufactured brake shoe products.”