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Stemco Expands Into Medium-Duty Brake Market With Purchase of CVC

Stemco LP, a manufacturer of heavy-duty components for commercial vehicles, has purchased Commercial Vehicle Components Co. Ltd. (CVC), a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

CVC will become part of Stemco’s brake products group, and CVC products will be marketed as Lunar and Lunar HP air disc brakes.

Stemco says the purchase of CVC gives it a premium portfolio of disc brake pads designed to exceed OE performance in air disc and medium-duty hydraulic applications.

“Stemco’s commercial vehicle market focus, superior product technology and outstanding reputation for training and customer support make this purchase a complement to the Stemco business strategy,” says President Todd Anderson. “This purchase presents the perfect opportunity for us to expand into the medium-duty marketplace, an area of growth for Stemco where our value propositions will provide a strong benefit to medium-duty truck fleets and operators.”

Stemco says Lunar air disc brake pads feature a mechanical retention system for excellent shear strength and highly efficient heat dissipation. Both Lunar and Lunar HP brake pads also feature an integrally molded V-groove to further dissipate heat, help evacuate gas, reduce surface tension, fade and premature wear. Lunar HP brake pads are a premium option for extreme heavy-duty braking, often involving frequent starts and stops, heavy loads and steep grades. The new Lunar and Lunar HP brake pads will build off the successful performance history of their predecessors.

“With the recent opening of Stemco’s Friction Factory in Rome, Ga., the purchase of CVC further positions Stemco as the premier compounder in brake block and disk pad offerings," says Doug Hix, vice president and general manager of Stemco Brake Products Group.

Based in Longview, Texas, Stemco has offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Canada, Australia, China and Mexico. The company manufactures commercial vehicle wheel end, braking and suspension components, as well as tire and mileage solutions. Stemco is an EnPro Industries Inc. company. EnPro Industries manufactures metal polymer and filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors, diesel and dual-fuel engines and other engineered products. For more information, visit www.stemco.com.

Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., CVC manufacturers brake pads for the heavy duty and light commercial vehicle aftermarket that meet and exceed original equipment performance. CVC operates a manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.4performaxx.com.

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