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Bendix air disc brake reaches impressive milestone

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) has reached the 1 million-unit production mark with its ADB22X air disc brake.

To date, BSFB in on pace to make more than 350,000 air disc brakes this year at its production facility in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Across North America, more people and fleets are turning to air disc brakes, and we’re strengthening our infrastructure to meet their needs and continuously improve air disc technology,” said Nicole Oreskovic, product line director for air disc brakes at BSFB. “This continued growth is just one of the reasons we recently doubled the size of our North American-based engineering team, adding employees in research and development as well as technical support. In addition, we’ve significantly expanded our testing capabilities; and we’re in the midst of a multiyear expansion of our production facilities, adding more jobs and even more air disc brake capacity.”

While, approximately 13% of North American Class 6-8 air-braked wheel-ends are now equipped with air disc brakes, Oreskovic noted that the Bendix ADB22X accounts for more than 90% of that share,.

BSFB began producing the Bendix ADB22X in back in 2005 and it reached the quarter-million production mark in early 2012, and then doubled that number by late 2013.

“We’ve got a full decade of experience and leadership in the North American air disc brake market, and we’ll continue to push the frontiers of the technology’s proven safety and reliability,” Oreskovic said. “With our committed team of employees, our leading-edge facilities, our fleet and OE partners, and our dedication to providing the industry with ever-better products and braking expertise, we look forward to putting another million air disc brakes – and then some – on the road.”

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