Aftermarket distributor of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) components, Transportation Components, has been appointed supplier of Duroline brake linings to Henred Fruehauf, the largest trailer and allied products manufacturer in South Africa. Henred Fruehauf is using the Duroline brake linings supplied by Transportation Components in the foundation brakes of the trailers it manufactures.

Transportation Components supplies Duraline Brake linings1“We really appreciate the trust Henred Fruehauf is placing in us again: Not only by depending on us for the all-important brake linings which will be used in the manufacture of their trailer axles, but as a well-known OEM making use of our OEM components in turn,” says Dave Jenkins, Managing Director of Transportation Components.

“The return of Henred Fruehauf to our customer base is an endorsement for our principal Duroline, but also for Transportation Components’ commitment to South Africa’s heavy transportation sector by consistently supplying quality products from Brazil and Turkey, adds Patrick Bruinette, National Sales Manager at Transportation Components.

Duroline is recognised worldwide as one of the largest manufacturers of friction material and uses state-of-the-art technology to produce brake linings for medium and heavy duty vehicles. The company is known for supplying brake linings which offer superior performance and durability.

Bruinette says that the braking system is one of the most critical parts of any truck and trailer combination because the sheer weight of a truck and trailer magnifies the consequences of an accident, which is why heavy vehicle accidents are often blamed on a faulty braking system. This is the reason why regular, scheduled maintenance and the use of quality components are crucial.

Transportation Components had samples of its brake lining friction material tested to determine a baseline for the durability of various friction materials. “Our OEM Duroline brake lining, which are the ‘gold standard’ in the industry, were proven to be from 30% to 50% percent more durable,” Bruinette says.

According to him, trailer brakes must be maintained according to the specifications on the brake data plate. “The trailer is carrying the actual load and its brake system comprises of at least 50% of the complete vehicle combination braking system. That is why it is so important for Henred Fruehauf to use our Duroline brake linings.”


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