LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In an effort to maintain leadership in the brake sector of the trucking industry, Meritor has expanded its air disc brake product line and has introduced updated parts catalogues.
“Air disc is starting to evolve, we see certain vocations moving to air disc, we see some fleets running drum on back, disc on the front,” said Tim Bauer, director, remanufacturing for Meritor. “To maintain our brake leadership, we’re announcing today a creation of an all-makes air disc brake portfolio. We’ve added roughly 150 part numbers initially to cover the most popular models of air disc brakes running in North America.”
Aaron Bickord, director, brake and wheel end for Meritor added that as more vehicles become equipped with air disc brakes, the need for replacement products is on the rise.
“These additions to our genuine and all-makes portfolios create a dynamic supply of aftermarket parts and strengthen our aftermarket industry leadership,” he said.
Now, Meritor’s EX+ aftermarket offering includes more than 50 assemblies, like calipers, kits and different wear items. The new range of AllFit products include brake pads, calipers, rotors and brake chambers.
In addition, Meritor announced the launch of new, revised catalogues that contain more product detail and make ordering a faster and simpler process.
“Our goal was to create tools to help make the specification and ordering process as easy as possible,” said Dennis Riedel, product manager, Aftermarket for Meritor. “These new air disc brake catalogues will be valuable resources for aftermarket customers.”
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