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Chassis Brakes International Expands Its German Footprint


Chassis Brakes International Expands Its German Footprint

Company doubles size of its German sales and application engineering center

PR Newswire

HEILBRONN, Germany, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chassis Brakes International is opening a new 5,000-square-meter sales and application engineering center in Heilbronn, Germany.

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The new facility includes 4,000 square meters for product-development activities and 1,000 square meters of office space on three levels. The new Heilbronn technical center is more than twice the size of the company's previous facility in nearby Abstatt.

"Our move from Abstatt has been driven by the significant growth of our group in Germany and lays the groundwork for further expansion in the future," said the company's Global Chief Executive Officer Thomas Wuensche.

Bernd Schemer, board chairman for the company's German operations and global vice-president of Sales, Engineering and Project Management, added: "We have created a state-of-the-art facility in Heilbronn, 80 percent of which is dedicated to engineering activities, including extended capacities and capabilities for vehicle testing and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), both on a bench and vehicle level. In addition, we are prepared to address future trends in electric and autonomous vehicle technology."

Chassis Brakes International, one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive foundation brake systems and components, is developing advanced braking systems especially designed for electric and autonomous vehicles.

Considered a leading developer of next-generation "dry" brake systems, the company recently opened a technology center to focus on brake-by-wire technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands which also serves as the group's corporate headquarters.

The company has a balanced customer portfolio that includes all of the world's major European carmakers, as well as leading auto manufacturers in North America and the Asia Pacific region. They include Peugeot, Citroen, Toyota, Ford, Renault, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Geely, GAC, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tata.

About Chassis Brakes International

Chassis Brakes International produces disc brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

The company benefits from expertise gained through more than 90 years in the foundation brakes industry under a variety of banners. Since June 2012, the group has been part of KPS Capital Partners, LP portfolio companies.

The company has a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, India, South Africa and the Americas. It employs 5,200 people in 16 countries at 13 manufacturing sites and 11 engineering centers or sales offices.

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