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Centric Parts introduces Air Disc Brake Program for heavy duty vehicles

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 08:00
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Carson, CA – Centric Parts, (www.centricparts.com) a division of APC Automotive Technologies and North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components and systems, has just introduced its new Air Disc Brake program for heavy duty vehicles. The program was introduced by Greg Woo, President of Centric Parts, who noted that this new offering represents the industry’s most complete air disc brake program available for Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles.

Centric Parts new program features air disc brake pads, rotors and repair kits for all-makes. It adds to a comprehensive range of replacement parts for light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles launched by APC Automotive Technologies in early 2018. The APC program covers all classes of commercial vehicles and includes a wide range of high quality manufactured components from APC’s DieselTech™ (exhaust and emissions), recently acquired DuraFit™ (aftertreatment) and Centric® Parts (brake systems) brands.

Centric Air Disc Brake Pads are available in two grades of application-specific friction (106 Series: 23K and 306 Series: 26K) and in over 20 FMSI shapes. The pads are 100% FMVSS 121 and ISO 26866 compliant. They feature OE-design coated backing plates to prevent corrosion and pad binding. Centric Parts employs a proprietary PadLock™ friction retention system to inhibit pad delamination in extreme conditions and adds a Mu500® bed-in coating to increase initial bite and optimize the burnishing process for smooth, quiet performance.

The Centric Air Disc Brake Rotor line features over 25 SKUs of both coated and uncoated rotors that meet or exceed OEM fit, form and function. They are engineered and manufactured to outperform original equipment, incorporating proprietary metallurgy and design enhancements for increased performance, service life and durability. Repair kits include guide pin kits, seals, and tappet kits.

“The addition of Air Disc Brake products to Centric’s industry-leading medium-duty brake program creates a full-spectrum commercial vehicle brake program that greatly enhances our ability to serve our customers and accelerates our penetration into the Heavy Duty aftermarket,” says Don Orrell, Director of Sales and Marketing, Centric Parts Commercial Vehicle Team. “With this latest addition, Centric Parts significantly strengthens our ability to service independent distributors and fleets in the commercial vehicle aftermarket, by offering a complete, one-stop brake parts solution.”

Greg Woo, President of Centric Parts, adds, “Centric and APC continue to make strategic investments where there are opportunities to expand our product offering,” said Woo, “Our Air Disc Brake program brings our highly respected brand of brake products a step further and fits our philosophy of being a vertically-integrated category leader. We are also now the only aftermarket brand that has complete coverage all the way from Class 1 passenger cars through Class 8 tractors and trailers. We believe this is an additional proof-point of how we’re listening to the needs of the market and responding, as well as our position as the leading engineered-brake brand in the aftermarket.”

Orrell added, “Centric ADB components are exact-fit, OEM-equivalent replacements for both standard and severe-duty applications, and in many cases outperform the OE parts. Because they are offered at competitive aftermarket pricing, they provide a superior value proposition over new OES parts.”

About Centric Parts

Centric® Parts is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles, and racecars. Centric products are marketed under the Centric®, C-TEK®, Posi Quiet®, StopTech®, PQ PRO™, TACTICAL™ and Fleet Performance brands. For more information, visit www.CentricParts.com.

About APC Automotive Technologies
APC Automotive Technologies is a leading supplier of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty replacement parts. Delivering one of the broadest lines of undercar parts in the market, APC provides a comprehensive product portfolio including full line of exhaust, brake, and chassis parts to traditional warehouse distributors, feeders, retailers, and performance and specialty channels. APC Automotive Technologies offers industry-leading product depth, customer service, and support. The company was formed in May of 2017 by the merger of AP® Emissions Technologies (Goldsboro, NC) and Centric® Parts (Carson, CA). For more information, visit www.APCAutoTech.com.

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