New business focused on improving brake performance

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Elite Brake Co. is a new commercial vehicle brake component supplier developing a full product line of brake block, brake lining, medium-duty hydraulic brake disc pads and heavy-duty air brake disc pads, as well as new lined brake shoes and kits, remanufactured brake shoes and kits, and complete brake drum kits. The company says its mission is to bring better brake performance to medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle fleets operating trucks, trailers and transit/coach buses.

Elite Brake will be led by John Healy, a friction industry veteran with 20 years experience at Marathon, Brake Pro and Incolbestos. “The primary focus of our new company will be unique brake products that are developed to be application-specific and provide the lowest cost per mile for each fleet,” Healy says. “Our company slogan is ‘We have the right brake for you,’ and that’s our ultimate aim, to offer products to help individual fleets meet their performance and operating cost goals.”

Elite Brake’s corporate office, distribution center and remanufacturing center will be located in Rome, Ga. – ranked the No. 1 small city in the Southeast. The recently completed remanufacturing center will offer remanufactured brake shoes with processes such as WhiteGlove, DiamondCote and Eagle-i. Elite Brake Co. currently is receiving inquiries for customized solutions to improve brake performance at their website www.elitebrake.com.