There was quite a party last week in Blue Springs, Mo., as Haldex celebrated the 25th anniversary of manufacturing and assembly at its facility there. The Sept. 11-12 celebration, which included top company brass and the mayor of Blue Springs, also marked the production of Haldex’s 50 millionth automatic brake adjuster, worldwide.
While most people refer to these products as “automatic slack adjusters,” don’t ever do that around Chuck Kleinhagen, Haldex’s executive vice president. “They don’t adjust slacks,” he’ll tell you in no uncertain terms. “That’s what suspenders are for. These adjust brakes.”