As of August, BORG Automotive is adding twelve part numbers to its range of electric brake calipers. The Danish remanufacturer, representing the brands DRI, TMI, Lucas and Elstock, is one of the first aftermarket suppliers with this release and offers distributors a replacement part on par with original parts for more than 800,000 Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel and Toyota vehicles registered in Europe.
With this new addition, Europe's leading, independent, automotive remanufacturer is further expanding its range of brake calipers for vehicles with electric parking brake (EPB). The assortment currently comprises a total of 176 part numbers, representing a total European fleet of 48 million cars, equivalent to 95% of the EPB car parc. They are available under the company's brands Elstock, TMI and DRI.
The twelve new calipers provide distributors, wholesalers and workshops with an OE-quality matching solution amongst others for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz s560, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the new Eclipse cross PHEV. Also, with the extension, the range holds perfect calipers for the 2019 Toyota C-HR hybrid and 2019 Corolla hybrid, as well as for the Opel Insignia from year 2017 and onwards.
For the majority of these part numbers, BORG Automotive is the first and only available option in the aftermarket, providing customers with products which would otherwise be hard to get or much more expensive. Against this background it is all the more important that the company is closing the gap, according to Jakob Krarup, Product Manager at BORG Automotive: "Electric parking brakes are becoming increasingly common on the market and represent considerable potential for distributors, wholesalers and workshops. That's why it's important to us at BORG Automotive that appropriate spare parts are available quickly after the vehicle's market launch. And we are pleased to potentially be the first supplier in the aftermarket of these twelve EPB brake calipers."
Quality on par with original parts
Like all spare parts from BORG Automotive, the new EPB brake calipers impress with a very good price-performance ratio, a prolonged product life cycle and uncompromising quality. The company has more than 45 years of experience in remanufacturing and uses only original cores for its remanufacturing. The remanufacturing itself takes place in Europe – in production facilities that are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. Last but not least, each product undergoes comprehensive end-of-line tests according to manufacturer specifications before delivery.
In addition, special know-how is required for the remanufacturing of electric spare parts. BORG Automotive has the required expertise, as the remanufacturer recognized the importance of electric spare parts for the aftermarket at an early stage and invested in people, research and equipment to be able to remanufacture such products to as-new condition. Consequently, a growing number of electric steering racks, EGR valves, air conditioning compressors and brake calipers can be found in the range.
All newly added EPB brake calipers are supplied ready for installation with a two-year warranty with no mileage limit. Vehicle application details can be found in TecDoc and in BORG Automotive's electronic catalogs.