Fras-le expands production at Alabama facility

Updated Aug 15, 2012

Fras LeFras-le North America Inc. has started producing brake disc pads for the off-highway market at its manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala.

Production began this month and marks the first time Fras-le has manufactured products for the off-highway market in the U.S., the company says. The announcement represents a substantial investment in equipment and the addition of jobs to the local economy in Prattville, Fras-le says, and is in response to growth demands in the North American and global off-highway markets.

Earlier this year, Fras-le also said it would move part of its block production for the heavy-duty market to Prattville, adding nearly 100 employees over the next two years and representing an $11 million U.S. investment.

“Adding production in the U.S. helps reinforce Fras-le’s position as a global leader in off-highway dry friction,” says Daniel Randon, Fras-le president and CEO. “It also puts us closer to our North American customer base, allowing us to drastically reduce lead time to customers.”

Learn how to move your used trucks faster
With unsold used inventory depreciating at a rate of more than 2% monthly, efficient inventory turnover is a must for dealers. Download this eBook to access proven strategies for selling used trucks faster.
Used Truck Guide Cover