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.
Fras-le expanded its line of hydraulic brake pads to include a full range of material grades. The improved portfolio contains features in the Magnum Pro and Extreme Service families, as well as the addition of a new aftermarket value material called durbloc.
“The addition of durbloc to our hydraulic brake pad lineup is an exciting direct response to the market’s demand for a high-quality, value cost option from Fras-le,” said Bob Harrison, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fras-le North America.
Fras-le also introduced a new copper-free product called GRN Tech to its air disc brake pad program. The environmentally-friendly N-type material is made from a highly-durable formulation that provides increased brake power, as well as rotor and pad durability, according to Fras-le.
Additionally, the company announced it signed an agreement in October 2018 to buy all the shares of the company Jofund S.A, holder of the Fremax brand. Fremax is a manufacturer of brake discs, drums, and wheel hubs for OEM and Aftermarket companies.
Fras-le representatives stated that this acquisition will allow the company to provide an expanded line of rotors in North America. Early product offerings will include a limited amount of premium rotors for the top-selling commercial brake systems in North America for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
“We’re listening to market demands and taking action to be more than just a brake pad and lining supplier,” said Anderson Pontalti, general manager of Fras-le North America. “We are very excited about this acquisition and the technology that comes with it, allowing us to introduce an expanded product offering to the commercial vehicle market.”