Webb Wheel Products announced that effective Jan. 1, 2011, the company will change the name of its Transit Business Unit to Webb Severe Duty to reflect the company’s plans to expand its platform and product offering to serve a wider market. Webb Severe Duty will continue to serve and grow within the transit/coach industry but will now also focus on new markets such as refuse, fire, construction, school bus and military.
According to the company, Webb Severe Duty will continue new product innovation in its core product lines of brake drums, rotors and friction that will emphasize developments around complete brake system solutions that will be engineered and matched components such as drums and friction material, rotors and disc pads, among other severe-duty components.
“Today, Webb supplies the highest-quality brake drums, rotors, friction and components to the transit industry through a network of world-class distributors,” says Randy McGuire, president of Webb Severe Duty. “Webb’s knowledge base as an important factor in their expansion plans. Utilizing the knowledge that we have gained through our focus on the transit and coach markets, we will provide the same high-quality products to similar severe-duty markets.”