Bespoke Solutions for Harsh Operating Environments
BASE, the Turkish drivetrain manufacturer, has selected Alcon Components as its preferred supplier for specialist vehicle braking systems, the UK-based company announced on 19 August.
Under this partnership, Alcon will provide BASE with bespoke solutions to meet the demanding requirements of specialist axles for use in harsh environments, such as off-highway, defence, security and other demanding applications. The partnership will also be working on new technology areas, such as hybrid and all-electric vehicle installations.
With braking being such an important part of an integrated independent suspension axle system, Alcon’s proven track record in both off-the-shelf and bespoke designed specialist braking systems will see them being involved from concept through design, development and test, to manufacture and support. Already working together on a number of defence and security vehicle projects, BASE and Alcon will ensure the braking performance and technical parameters of the axle system are met with an integrated, fully compliant braking solution.
Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest specialist vehicle and axle manufacturers. Aside from the company’s iconic motorsport business, four major axle manufacturers have selected Alcon to deliver bespoke specialist braking systems, including BASE, Meritor and PRM Newage. On the vehicle side, over 20 specialist OEMs are currently using or assessing Alcon braking systems, including Patria, Supacat, BAE Systems, Ricardo and Jankel. Across these specialist axle and vehicle markets, design and manufacturing companies are turning to Alcon for delivery of bespoke braking systems that fully meet their demanding requirements.
Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said: “This is an important partnership for Alcon […] Once again, a global axle manufacturer has turned to us for specialist support to ensure their products meet the demanding requirements of the defence, security and off-highway vehicle markets […] We’re unable to comment on the specifics of the projects we’re currently working on with BASE but suffice to say, we’re working at the forefront of the technology envelope, delivering some innovative solutions to enhance the performance of the vehicle systems, through the development phase on onwards towards production.”