Alcon announces significant order intake milestone with over 5000 armoured vehicle brake upgrade kits having been delivered
December 12, 2018
Alcon Components Ltd, the highly acclaimed UK-based brake and clutch company, have announced that they will be celebrating their milestone achievement of the delivery of over 5000 brake upgrade kits to the civilian and military armoured and specialist vehicle sectors with a one-off special offer. Alcon are offering a 25% discount for any new enquiry for trial brake upgrade kits, received before 28 February 2019.
Alcon brake kits are available for a wide range of armoured and specialist SUV’s, including, but not exclusively: Ford’s F550 and F150-based Raptor and Ranger platforms; Chevrolet’s Suburban and Suburban HD; GM’s GMT K2-based platforms Tahoe and Escalade; Toyota’s LC 200, LC78-79 and Hilux; Mercedes’ Sprinter; and VW’s Amaroc and Crafter. All of the armoured variants of these base platforms have significantly increased Gross Vehicle Weight, often by over 30%. Alcon are able to offer a ready-made solution for the essential brake upgrade required to accompany armoured modifications and other specialist and performance vehicle applications, where the stock braking systems become challenged.
Alcon has over 25 years of experience in engineering brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 30T-plus military armoured vehicles. This places them at the forefront of developing and delivering high performance braking solutions for sectors where only the absolute best can be accepted. Alcon’s off the shelf brake kits allow both OEM’s and vehicle modification companies to overcome the challenges posed by up-armouring vehicles for both defence, security and specialist purposes. The kits are compatible with stock OEM actuation, so are easy to fit but have been fully “ruggedised” to ensure extreme levels robustness and performance balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.
If a kit is not available off the shelf, Alcon have a bespoke design service that can deliver a similar offering for any platform of the customer’s choice including vehicles all the way up to 30+ tonne heavy armoured variants. This bespoke engineering offering, from order to production, can provide tailored, performance braking systems to the customers’ exact requirements within an exceedingly short time-frame.
Alcon’s discretion, performance and reliability have led to the company becoming the braking system provider of choice for defence, special-forces, security and specialist sector armoured SUV users worldwide. It is Alcon’s global success that has enabled the significant achievement of the delivery of over 5000 brake kits; with this trend only set to continue.
“Alcon are incredibly proud of our success in providing the best braking solutions and service to our defence and civilian armoured vehicle customer base” said Jonathan Edwards, Sales Director at Alcon. “We have worked extremely hard to develop off the shelf solutions to meet the requirements of OEMs and vehicle modification companies. The continuing strength of our world-wide sales confirms that Alcon brake kits meet the necessarily demanding requirements of the defence and security armoured vehicle sector as well as other specialist users. We are delighted to be able to announce this special offer for all new enquiries made before the end of February 2019.”
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