Bendix Spicer celebrates birthday

Management Truck Parts and Service Staff August 19, 2014

Ten years ago, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC – companies with almost 200 combined years in the commercial vehicle industry – created Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB).

Their joint venture celebrates its first decade this week as a single, complete source for OE brake system design, manufacturing, hardware, and support for all foundation brake components and actuation systems.

“We’re proud of how our business has evolved. For 10 years, we have consistently broken new ground and delivered the industry’s most effective, efficient, and forward-looking wheel-end solutions, advancing commercial vehicle technology and helping to improve highway safety,” says Eddie Wilkinson, president at BSFB.

“We also bring our inventive approaches to the global stage as the technological lead and Center for Excellence for drum brakes and actuation for Bendix parent company, the Knorr-Bremse Group.”

BSFB is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with engineering centers in Elyria and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and manufacturing facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Huntington, Indiana; and Acuña, Mexico.

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“In just 10 years – and in an ever-more-rapidly changing commercial vehicle environment – BSFB has achieved remarkable successes,” Wilkinson says. “Most importantly, our team has delivered product performance, safety, value, and support to the industry – benefiting everyone from OEs to fleet operators to drivers. We’re proud to belong to this partnership, and excited to continue pursuing our shared vision and passion for excellence.”