Knorr-Bremse receives key award from U.S. commercial vehicle builder Navistar

Berend Bracht, president and CEO Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, (left) accepts the Navistar Diamond Supplier award from Pat Morello, Navistar’s director of chassis procurement (PresseBox) (München, ) Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a subsidiary of the Knorr-Bremse Group, has been named a Diamond Supplier by Navistar. The leading U.S. commercial vehicle manufacturer presents this award to its top suppliers in recognition of their advanced technology, high quality, and on-time delivery.

Navistar International Corporation is a U.S. commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Lisle, Illinois. In fiscal 2015, Navistar with its almost 13,000 employees posted revenues of more than USD 10 billion, equivalent to just over EUR 9 billion. Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, has a long relationship with Navistar, and has provided a wide range of components and technologies for the manufacturer's trucks and buses.

"Earning a spot on Navistar's Diamond Supplier roster is a true honor for everyone here at Bendix. We are proud to share and support their drive for customer focus and increasing uptime, fostering innovation, and delivering consistent high quality in their vehicles," said Berend Bracht, president and CEO at Bendix. "As advances in technologies help create safer and more reliable trucks and buses, partnerships like the one we share with Navistar can go a long way toward raising standards across the industry and improving highway safety."

In 2015, Navistar became the first North American truck manufacturer to offer the Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system. The company also added the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake as a data book option on its ProStar and DuraStar trucks. "We strive to create products that have excellent quality and uptime," said David McKean, Vice President Procurement Navistar. "The suppliers receiving this award have proven to us that we can count on them to do the job, and do it well." Bendix's complete lineup of air management, active safety, and wheel-end solutions delivers on performance, reliability, and safety, plus other areas critical to fleets' success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency, and providing thorough post-sales support, Bendix helps vehicle manufacturers and their customers strengthen their return on investment.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a U.S.-based subsidiary of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Bendix is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with manufacturing plants in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Huntington, Indiana; North Aurora, Illinois; and Acuña, Mexico.

For more information, visit www.bendix.com.

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