Federal-Mogul brings Beral brakes to the UK 16 August 2011

Federal-Mogul is extending distribution of its Beral range of OE-quality truck and bus brake pads, discs and linings to workshops across the UK – with Intertruck the nationwide distributor.

Jonathan Allen, Federal-Mogul's field marketing manager, states that Beral products are developed to meet standards set by vehicle manufacturers and operators, so delivering optimum braking performance.

"Beral is specified extensively throughout Europe and has a reputation for its high quality and unrivalled performance, and we are excited to be able to further extend this to UK operators," comments Allen.

"Beral brake products consistently outperform their competitors in benchmarking tests. Intertruck customers will be equipping their vehicles with brakes that offer the best possible performance and safety," he insists.

In tests conducted by Federal-Mogul, vehicles equipped with Beral brake pads achieved stopping distances that were more than 15.5 metres or 39% better than those fitted with competitor products, he says.

That difference is approximately to the length of a standard articulated trailer. Other benchmarking tests that examined wear rates also indicate that Beral brake pads cause significantly less disc wear than its nearest competitors.

Allen says that Federal-Mogul constructs its Beral brake products using OE-quality material formulations, also designing them for individual vehicle braking systems.

For example, among products now available in the UK are ProTec S pads, developed in with brake caliper manufacturer Knorr-Bremse. These use a pre-welded caliper spring that retains them in position. The spring makes replacing brake pads quicker and safer and is also said to improve wear and noise.

Brian Tinham

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