Federal-Mogul Motorparts will present the Wagner brand's latest braking innovation at the Automotive Aftermarket Articles Expo (AAPEX), Wagner OEx Car, prior to its anticipated launch in early 2019.
Designed to offer the ultimate brake pad technology for late model passenger cars, Wagner OEx Car will complement the Wagner OEx line, which was designed for SUVs, CUVs and pickups.
The premium Wagner OEx Car line will launch with more than 100 SKUs and cover more than 90% of passenger car vehicles 2005 and newer, or more than 150,000,000 domestic and Asian vehicles in operation in North America.
Wagner OEx Car is engineered with a combination of the most advanced braking features available: galvanized steel plates provide better corrosion resistance and fitment over paint and powder coatings; premium OE-quality shims are made up of five sound-deadening layers and laser-etched for easy part reference; and shims are attached using the most advanced and secure application-specific shim attachment methods -- tabs that "lock" the shim to the backing plate, or riveted.
"The launch of Wagner OEx Car completes our plan to offer a premium line covering all makes and models," says Christopher Battershell, director, business development and Article management, aftermarket braking, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Newer and late model vehicles targeted by Wagner OEx and OEx Car demand a premium Article; Wagner OEx Car delivers a great value proposition, offering unique features, performance and life benefits that are rarely seen in the aftermarket for braking Articles."
Wagner OEx Car also employs unique CNC machine technology that cuts application-specific, double- or single-curved slots in the Wagner OEx Car pads, providing more opportunities for debris to escape for longer pad life.
Additionally, formulations meet 2025 requirements for zero copper.
Wagner OEx and Wagner OEx Car will also feature new packaging: the Wagner OEx packaging strongly identifies it as being for SUVs, CUVs and pickups, while Wagner OEx Car packaging identifies it as being for passenger cars.
To learn more about Wagner OEx Car, Wagner OEx, or any of the other Wagner friction Articles, visit the Federal Mogul Motorparts booth #3217 at AAPEX now through Nov. 1. Additionally, visit www.wagnerbrake.com.
Wagner is a Tenneco brand. On Oct. 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers. The company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies. The aftermarket and ride performance company's principal Article brands will feature Monroe, Walker, Clevite Elastomers, Moog, Fel-Pro, Wagner, Champion and others.
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.