Stemco to drop brake portfolio, refocus on wheel ends and king pins – Truck News

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LONGVIEW, Texas – Stemco is moving to reduce its product portfolio as it looks to refocus resources on core offerings.

The
company has told employees that it will leave the brake products business and
end production of the Motor Wheel brake drum and Crewson brake adjuster product
lines. Orders will no longer be accepted as of July 31, but warranty needs will
be honored going forward, Stemco says.

(Photo: Stemco)

Stemco
will also sell the Lunar air disc brake product line and manufacturing facility
back to Commercial Vehicle Components, led by Peter Morse and Jack Mitchell,
subject to regulatory approval in China. That process is expected to take four
to six weeks.

Until
that process is completed, orders can be placed with Stemco.

The company
will also stop distributing its Gaff polyurethane products.

But
efforts are being refocused on wheel end and king pin products.

“We have
a rich history of manufacturing the best seals, hub caps, bearings, axle
fasteners, king pins, and air springs in the industry. As we diversified our
product offering, we got away from what made us a wheel end innovator,” said president
Eric Vaillancourt. “With this announcement, we have chosen to focus our
resources on continuing to do what we do best.”

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