Parker, Nabtesco form strategic alliance to sell compressed air dryers

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Parker Hannifin Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement with Nabtesco Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, to market and sell Nabtesco’s commercial vehicle compressed air dryers. In the agreement, Parker’s Racor division, located in Modesto, Calif., and Nabtesco’s Automotive Products Co., located in Tokyo and Yamagata, will collaborate to introduce the air dryers into the medium-duty and heavy-duty truck market in North America and South America.

Trucks with air brakes use air supplied from the onboard compressor to actuate the brakes. The water in compressed air can cause rust and/or freezing, leading to brake malfunction. The air dryer removes the water from the compressed air and delivers clean, dry air into the brake system.

“Nabtesco is recognized as the market leader for commercial vehicle air dryers in Japan,” says Peter Popoff, president of the Parker Filtration Group. “We welcome their technical expertise and innovative high-quality products that will allow Parker to expand its current business in the truck market.”

“For nearly 40 years, Racor has been dedicated to advancing the technology of engine and mobile equipment filtration around the world,” says Takuma Segawa, executive officer and president of Automotive Products Co. “We are pleased that our state-of-the-art air dryer systems will now be available in the Americas. We are satisfied and delighted to be associated with the Parker brand and popular Racor products.”