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Motor Wheel uses new product colors to deter 'off-shore clones'

June 16, 2021
'Not all brake drums are the same, even though they may appear to be. That is why, in the production process, Motor Wheel colors Genuine CentriFuse drums blue and CentriFuse heavy-duty drums red,' company says

Motor Wheel, manufacturer of CentriFuse brake drums and Crewson brake adjusters, has “recolorized” CentriFuse brake drums.

“Not all brake drums are the same, even though they may appear to be. That is why, in the production process, Motor Wheel colors Genuine CentriFuse drums blue and CentriFuse heavy-duty drums red,” Jeff Bates, general manager of Motor Wheel, said. “This action differentiates Genuine CentriFuse drums helping Motor Wheel customers identify imitations and off-shore clones.”

And Motor Wheel’s joining the Hendrickson family provides a platform to advance the lite, standard and heavy-duty drum brake system performance and deliver a brand that complements the existing product portfolio, noted Richard Mudd, vice president of Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at Hendrickson.

“When you specify Motor Wheel CentriFuse drums, you will receive the same great product and service support from Hendrickson you have come to expect from the market leader,” Mudd said. “We look forward to working with our Motor Wheel associates and strengthening both businesses, ultimately serving the commercial truck and trailer industry.”

Genuine Centrifuse brake drums are specified for a wide range of commercial trucking operations. The blue and red colors symbolize "Made in America from day one," the manufacturer added.

Visit Motor Wheel at www.motorwheel-intl.com.

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