With a 100-year heritage, Borg & Beck, a global supplier of commercial vehicle (CV) components, was purchased by First Line Ltd in 2006. Following significant investment in new product development to bring the range up to date and increase the product portfolio, it has become an established brand within the company and aftermarket.
Borg & Beck says its CV programme offers distributors a comprehensive range of brake discs, pads and drums, steering, water pumps, air and electrical coils, and rotating electrics, offering a credible alternative to original equipment suppliers.
As well as being of the highest quality due to stringent control processes, the components also come in strong and robust packaging to ensure that parts arrive undamaged and remain highly presentable.
The extensive range of CV components fit key applications, such as DAF, Scania, Renault, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, MAN and Iveco, which helps factors and workshops maximise business opportunities by being able to cater for the most important references required.
The range of more than 35 Borg & Beck CV brake pads are manufactured to incorporate a fine semi metallic organic formulation into the friction element, which delivers excellent performance and durability characteristics that ably cater for the considerable safety demands of the modern truck. The pads also include bedding-in strips to ensure that drivers can rely on their excellent performance from the moment they are installed.
This is alongside Borg & Beck’s 110 strong brake drum and 85 brake disc offerings, which is further complemented with a full range of wear leads. Naturally, the entire braking programme is ECE R90 certified, plus Borg & Beck enables workshops to source all their braking requirements from a single source, providing complete peace of mind.
Steering & Suspension
The Borg & Beck CV steering and suspension range includes drag links, tie rods, torque rods, stabiliser links, v-stays and associated tie rod ends, which cover all popular applications. The full programme of more than 420 references is manufactured to exacting OE specification and include an E-coating to ensure excellent corrosion resistance for up to 10 years.
Borg & Beck’s extensive water pump range consists of more than 65 references, covering a wide array of applications. To ensure their premium quality, Borg & Beck water pumps are manufactured by ISO/TS certified factories and undergo extensive testing. Borg & Beck include gaskets and seals with their water pumps, as per OE requirement, to aid fitment.
Air & Electrical Coils
Air and electrical coils linking the tractor unit to the trailer are amongst the most important products on the vehicle. CV coils are often chosen on their price, therefore consideration should be given to the specification requirements demanded from fleet operators. Borg & Beck’s range includes universal air brake coils, compact coils, seven and 15 core normal and supplementary coils, two into one adaptor coils, and EBS assemblies, offering comprehensive coverage for all key manufacturers.
The Borg & Beck rotating electrics programme has more than 60 starter and alternator references, covering an impressive range of popular CV applications. The full range consists of brand new units, requires no core return and is therefore subject to no surcharge, which offers distributors an alternative to other aftermarket programmes. Reinforcing the Borg & Beck standards, the rotating electrics range is manufactured to exacting OE specification, as well as a 24-month unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing defects.
The full CV programme can be accurately looked up via application or cross reference in the company’s online catalogue, WebCat.