Federal-Mogul touts expanded product categories in 2017

Updated Dec 27, 2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts made a number of additions to its product portfolio for the heavy-duty market to meet the growing needs of the commercial vehicle industry in 2017.

According to the company, these new products from Abex, ANCO, FP Diesel and Wagner give end users and heavy-duty technicians more options for reliable, quality replacement products. Federal-Mogul Motorparts has also expanding its loyalty programs to reward those technicians who work on heavy-duty vehicles.

The company says some notable new repair offerings include:

Abex Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) Brake Linings: Abex RSD-certified commercial grade friction linings (Abex RX 6297) include a new lining that exceeds both the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 121 RSD requirement and OE brake manufacturer standard for 23,000-lb. tractor applications. The lining is highly advanced, copper-free, and crack-resistant, engineered to help maintain like-new braking performance while experiencing minimal swell and growth, the company says.

Abex Air Disc Brakes: Abex ADBHD1369, the most popular air disc brake application in North America, is equipped with OE-style green coat stripes, which provide consistent performance both out of the box and throughout the life of the pad. Federal-Mogul says it also conforms to 2025 copper-free requirements of less than 0.05 percent by weight, with no copper added to this advanced OE-quality formulation.

ANCO HD Wiper Blades: ANCO has introduced 14 new SKUs for a variety of sizes and applications, featuring exclusive DuraKlear HD – a robust durable element designed for heavy-duty use. The company says they are also designed with a heavy-duty bridge design for improved mechanical strength. Offering four layers of corrosion protection – galvanized structural steel, phosphate coating, E-coat and top coat – these blades also incorporate a tall wiper element and stainless-steel flexors to offer premium quality. Saddle, hook and side pin adaptors are included in each package to accommodate most any connection, the company adds.

FP Diesel Security Packaging: FP Diesel cartons include automated authentication package labels, offering an easy way to confirm that the product is genuine anywhere in the world. Known as SmartAuthentication, Federal-Mogul Motorparts says this track-and-trace feature uses the product’s serial number to locate it along the distribution channel, while a mobile app enables customs officials to quickly and easily authenticate each product. (Apps are available for download for Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows devices.)

Wagner LongLife HD Lamps: Wagner LongLife HD lamps include a broad line of Wagner premium replacement headlamp capsules, miniature lamps and sealed beam headlamps that provide two to four times longer life compared to Wagner standard bulbs in over-the-road trucking applications, utility and municipal fleet vehicles and passenger vehicles, the company says.

“As fleets continually seek out replacement parts that meet safety requirements and provide long wear, Federal-Mogul Motorparts has responded by offering products that exceed these needs, across a variety of applications,” says Bill Mirth, commercial vehicle national sales manager, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

Additionally, Federal-Mogul Motorparts has increased its offerings for heavy-duty technicians and shop owners, including the launch of a new heavy-duty website for easy parts look-up and two new rewards programs.

Previously only available to light vehicle technicians, Federal-Mogul Motorparts says its Garage Rewards Tech gives commercial vehicle technicians and fleet repair shops the opportunity to earn an array of appealing branded gear simply by participating in qualifying field clinics, completing surveys, participating in the new Garage Forum and other activities through Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ online loyalty program. The most recently launched program, Garage Rewards Shop1, allows shop owners to earn loyalty rewards dollars on net purchases of products from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ leading heavy-duty brands, including Abex, ANCO, Fel-Pro, FP Diesel, National, Sealed Power, Speed-Pro, and Wagner. The company says shops that meet a pre-determined amount of accumulated net purchases will be awarded a trip for two to Grand Cayman.

“We have ramped up our technician programs because we know that shops want to use and learn more about our product offerings, and with that comes a commitment to encourage and reward them for using our premium parts,” says Jeff Tyler, director of commercial vehicle business development. “Whether it be via our monthly heavy-duty tech newsletters, our continued commitment to the Garage Gurus program, or through our technician forums, Federal-Mogul Motorparts will continue to increase its commercial vehicle programs to serve the market.”

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