Alcon is selected by BASE to become braking system partner for specialist vehicle axle projects

August 19, 2020

Alcon Components Ltd, world-class specialists in brake and clutch systems, has been selected by BASE, the Turkish manufacturer of complete drivetrain packages including independent suspension drive axles, transfer cases as well as rolling chassis solutions to become their preferred supplier of specialist vehicle braking systems. Under this partnership, Alcon will provide BASE with bespoke solutions to meet the demanding requirements of specialist axles for use in harsh environments such as off-highway, defence, security and other demanding applications. The partnership will also be working on new technology areas such as hybrid and all-electric vehicle installations.

With braking being such an important part of an integrated independent suspension axle system, Alcon’s proven track record in both off the shelf and bespoke designed specialist braking systems will see them being involved from concept through design, development and test, to manufacture and support. Already working together on some undisclosed defence and security vehicle projects, BASE and Alcon will ensure the braking performance and technical parameters of the axle system are met with an integrated and fully compliant braking solution.

Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest specialist vehicle and axle manufacturers. Aside from Alcon’s iconic motorsport business, 4 major axle manufacturers have selected Alcon to deliver bespoke specialist braking systems including BASE, Meritor and PRM Newage. On the vehicle side, over 20 specialist OEMs are currently using or assessing Alcon braking systems, including Patria, Supacat, BAe, Ricardo and Jankel. Across these specialist axle and vehicle markets, design and manufacturing companies are turning to Alcon for the delivery of bespoke braking systems that fully meet their demanding requirements.

Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said: “this is an important partnership for Alcon and one we’re very proud of. Once again, a global axle manufacturer has turned to us for specialist support to ensure their products meet the demanding requirements of the defence, security and off-highway vehicle markets”. He added: “we’re unable to comment on the specifics of the projects we’re currently working on with BASE but suffice to say, we’re working at the forefront of the technology envelope, delivering some innovative solutions to enhance the performance of the vehicle systems, through the development phase and onwards towards production”.

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