Fras-le announced improvements to its hydraulic brake pads program, including several spec changes as well as the addition of a more economical choice called durbloc.
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Fras-le announced improvements to its hydraulic brake pads program, including several spec changes as well as the addition of a more economical choice called durbloc.

Photo courtesy Fras-le

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.”

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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