The total order value is estimated to approximately SEK 1,000 million over a five year period. In addition the order will generate aftermarket deliveries for many years to follow. Deliveries will start in 2011 and the brakes will be manufactured in Haldex plant in Landskrona, Sweden
The new Air Disc Brake design, ModulT, is significantly lighter than a conventional Air Disc Brake and provides the end user with a reliable and robust design. The weight savings are up to 15% compared to current designs which will allow a higher pay-load of the vehicle and thus have a positive contribution to the environment.
Haldex CEO Joakim Olsson states “this is a major break through for our Air Disc Brake product line where we have taken advantage of all the experience from the existing disc brake model, which in combination with new techniques allowed us to design a competitive brake for demanding customers”.