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Brake Engineering’s remanufacturing line enjoys buoyant period

Brake Engineering has reported an increased demand in remanufacturing, as the braking brand continues to gain success with its Original Aftermarket campaign.

While remanufactured brake calipers experience higher demand at this time of year, Brake Engineering is reporting an even greater upsurge in demand for calipers than in previous years.

Kevin Price, Brake Engineering marketing manager, said: “Remanufacturing is currently buoyant and we’re a brand that prides itself on having the right systems and processes in place to meet the requirements of an ever changing automotive aftermarket.

“We are in complete control of the manufacturing process. We recondition, re-engineer and remanufacture parts to the highest standard before adding them to our range. It is this attention to detail that is driving demand for our products.”

Brake Engineering’s Original Aftermarket enables motor factors and garages to clearly identify the quality, service and support the brand and products offer to the automotive aftermarket. Its remanufacturing expertise is detailed in its new “Core Process” poster, which details the key stages of remanufacturing.

Brake Engineering has led the market in the production of calipers since 1981, and with the exceptional efficiencies installed at its Wrexham based facility, it is able to meet this increasing demand and continue to offer calipers of premium quality and increased complexity while still remaining competitively priced.

As part of the remanufacturing process, all wearing parts of a caliper are replaced with brand new components, including pistons, seals and sliders. The caliper housing is also given a corrosion resistance, zinc plated finish that abides by current EU legislation. The caliper is then pressure tested to strict quality guidelines, with batch marking being used for essential traceability.
Each piston has an improved anti-corrosion coating and has undergone a 450-hour salt spray resistance test proving their suitability for use in cold climates, as well as having a hardness of 500 vickers. The piston surface finish is improved too and therefore reduces wear on the seals.