STEMCO acquires brake manufacturer

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Updated Nov 7, 2017

STEMCO has acquired Commercial Vehicle Components Co., Ltd. (CVC), a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

STEMCO President Todd Anderson says the purchase presents an opportunity for the company to expand into the medium-duty marketplace with a premium portfolio of disc brake pads designed to exceed OE performance in air disc and medium-duty hydraulic applications. The business will become part of the brake products group of STEMCO, and CVC products will be marketed as Lunar and Lunar HP air disc brakes.

“With the recent opening of STEMCO’s Friction Factory in Rome, Ga., the purchase of CVC further positions STEMCO as the premier compounder in brake block and disc pad offerings,” adds Doug Hix, vice president and general manager of STEMCO Brake Products Group.

Lunar air disc brake pads feature a mechanical retention system for shear strength and efficient heat dissipation. Both Lunar and Lunar HP brake pads also feature an integrally molded V-groove to further dissipate heat, help evacuate gas, reduce surface tension, fade and premature wear. Lunar HP brake pads are a premium option for extreme heavy-duty braking, often involving frequent starts and stops, heavy loads and steep grades.