Accuride Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its American-cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group, one of the leading all-makes parts brands in the commercial transportation industry.
“We are pleased to have been chosen as Daimler’s primary aftermarket wheel end supplier and appreciate this expression of confidence by Daimler Trucks North America in the quality, dependability and performance of our made-in-the-USA Gunite brake drums,” says Rick Dauch, Accuride President and CEO. “Our investment in advanced machining technology and rigorous quality processes enables us to supply Daimler’s aftermarket customers with OEM first-fit quality brake drums that affordably deliver the durability and stopping power they can count on mile after mile, under North America’s toughest driving conditions.”
The agreement, which is now in effect, calls for Accuride to provide a portfolio of standard-duty brake drums for over-the-road tractor drive axle and trailer axle applications that offers OEM first-fit quality and Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) compliance. Accuride will supply the drums from its Gunite wheel end component production facility in Rockford, Ill.