Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced that its brake relining network is undergoing the next planned expansion at the Columbia SC Friction Center.
During the fourth quarter of 2009, Haldex will be moving into a new facility in Columbia that will include the latest upgrades and equipment as well as an increase in manufacturing space that is three times larger than the current facility. While there will be no interruption of service during this expansion, Haldex expects to be completely operational in the new facility in early January 2010.
The Columbia facility will be the sixth Friction Center to undergo upgrade and expansion activity. Facilities in Ontario CA, Vancouver WA, Grand Rapids MI, and Nashville TN have all migrated to this “next generation” operational model over the past 24 months. Expansion activity is also being completed at the Little Rock AR Friction Center. The last facility, Harrisburg PA, is slated to undergo this transition in late 2010 or early 2011.
For more information, visit www.haldex.com.