Stemco Lunar Disc

STEMCO buys brake manufacturer; adds commercial vehicle components

Oct. 31, 2017
STEMCO buys air disc brake parts supplier

STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company and leading manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has purchased Commercial Vehicle Components Co Ltd (CVC), a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

The purchase of CVC gives STEMCO a premium portfolio of disc brake pads designed to exceed OE performance in air disc and medium-duty hydraulic applications. The business will become part of the brake products group of STEMCO, and CVC products will be marketed as Lunar and Lunar HP air disc brakes.

“STEMCO’s commercial vehicle market focus, superior product technology and outstanding reputation for training and customer support make this purchase a complement to the STEMCO business strategy,” said STEMCO President Todd Anderson. “This purchase presents the perfect opportunity for us to expand into the medium-duty marketplace, which will be a new venture for us.”

“With the recent opening of STEMCO’s Friction Factory in Rome GA, the purchase of CVC further positions STEMCO as the premier compounder in brake block and disk pad offerings," said Doug Hix, vice-president and general manager of STEMCO Brake Products Group. “I’m extremely excited to welcome CVC to the team in an effort to continue engineering premier products built for severe-duty applications that ultimately make our roadways safer.”

Lunar air disc brake pads feature a mechanical retention system for excellent shear strength and highly efficient heat dissipation. Both Lunar and Lunar HP brake pads feature an integrally molded V-groove to further dissipate heat, help evacuate gas, and reduce surface tension, fade, and premature wear. Lunar HP brake pads are a premium option for extreme heavy-duty braking, often involving frequent starts and stops, heavy loads, and steep grades. The new Lunar and Lunar HP brake pads will build off the successful performance history of their predecessors.

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