LOUISVILLE, Ky. — AXN Heavy Duty, a commercial vehicle solution provider, has announced it has established Gorilla Brakes and Components of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, as a master distributor, representing both OEM and aftermarket product lines.
With a highly experienced leadership team, Gorilla Brakes and Components has been very successful in delivering value to the commercial vehicle market, focusing on aftermarket brakes, according to Andre Lalonde, company president.
In addition to its current products, GB and C now offers AXN trailer axles, landing legs, integrated suspension systems and related parts to OE and aftermarket customers in the eastern provinces of Canada, as well as certain areas of the northeastern U.S.
“The addition of the AXN product line is an excellent fit for us,” Lalonde said. “Not only will our customers have access to genuine AXN products, but with the launch of our new facility in Brantford, we will be able to fully assemble axles, suspensions and landing gear to their specifications with minimal lead times.”
“We are proud of our partnership with GB and C,” AXN President and CEO Sergio Carvalho said. “The company’s business philosophy aligns with ours in every aspect. They are a very responsive company, with a focus on their customers.”
GB and C has also recently opened a 78,000 square foot facility that serves as a warehouse, assembly and reman brake shoe operation.
In addition to this new Canadian facility, GB and C has also formed a partnership with AXN that will result in a future joint brake remanufacturing capability in the new AXN Louisville facility, which will allow the two companies to jointly better serve the U.S. heavy duty brake market, Carvalho said.
AXN Heavy Duty, LLC is a privately-held, North American-based manufacturer and supplier of undercarriage systems to the heavy-duty trucking industry, including truck, trailer and bus vehicle segments for both the OEM production and related aftermarkets.
For more information on AXN Heavy Duty, visit www.axnheavyduty.com.
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