Bespoke brake manufacturer Alcon exhibits at Eurosatory for the first time

June 9, 2022

Alcon has chosen the prestigious Eurosatory Show (13-17 June in Paris) to consolidate its position in the defence sector by exhibiting its engineering expertise and defence orientated braking solutions at a defence show for the first time. At the event in Hall 5A, Stand C767, Alcon will have a range of braking solutions on display that cover the requirements of multiple defence vehicle types from 2-45(+) tonnes in weight. The technical sales team will be on hand to discuss any project or scenario that requires a solution.

Alcon are rapidly becoming the braking partner of choice across the defence sector, due to their 35 years of experience in engineering high-quality and high-performance brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 60T-plus military armoured vehicles, combined with their proven pedigree in rapidly solving the unique braking problems created by the operational demands of the military environment. Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest defence industry vehicle OEMs and notably, were selected by Patria to provide the bespoke braking solution for the new 6×6 heavy armoured vehicle. Alcon braking systems are used by over 20 defence and security equipment OEMs, including Patria, Supacat, BAE, Ricardo and Jankel because Alcon provide bespoke braking systems that fully meet the demanding requirements of the challenging, high-performance, modern-day battlefield.

For those seeking high-performance brake upgrades for increased braking capacity and improved safety to deal with higher Gross Vehicle Weights in armoured vehicles, the Alcon range is the perfect solution. Their armoured vehicle brake kits feature custom-designed multi-piston iron calipers and larger discs on both front and rear axles. The kits offer the following key advantages: compatibility with base OEM actuation and stability control systems (so are easy to fit and minimise additional parts required); compliance and certification against various standards associated with increased vehicle weight; reduced brake fade; increased braking torque and less wear leading to reduced through-life costs; acid zinc finish for maximum corrosion protection and inboard bleed screws to increase tamper-proofing protection.

Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said: “We are very excited to be exhibiting some of Alcon’s military-focussed braking solutions at Eurosatory this month. Since we first decided to apply our engineering expertise and experience to the defence sector, we have rapidly become the specialist braking provider of choice for a host of key equipment manufacturers. Exhibiting here at Eurosatory is a key milestone for Alcon to consolidate that position and reinforce this strategic direction. We very much look forward to meeting current and potential new clients at this important event.”

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