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Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Abex® Brand Expands Air Disc Brake Program for Commercial Vehicles

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

Abex®, one of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' leading commercial vehicle (CV) brands, has recently expanded its series of air disc brake products for popular CV braking applications.  Abex ADBHD1369, the most popular air disc brake application in North America, is now produced at Federal-Mogul Motorparts' ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Abex ADBHD1369 is equipped with OE-style green coat stripes, which provide consistent performance both out of the box and throughout the life of the pad.  This green coat is a proprietary, engineered material that is applied to the friction surface to aid the initial effectiveness of the brake friction material.   Additionally, these pads also come with a mechanical retention system that supports the friction material from shearing from the back plate.  Abex ADBHD1369 also comes with a complete installation hardware kit and meets global ISO performance and wear standards.  It also conforms to 2025 copper-free requirements of less than 0.05 percent by weight, with no copper added to this advanced OE-quality formulation.

In addition to these features, ABEX ADBHD1369 also comes complete with new, reengineered packaging containing eye-catching graphics and design.  The new packaging was constructed to offer better protection to the product, which could reduce damage often incurred during shipping.

"As more fleets begin to purchase air disc brakes, we have seen an increased demand for our products, namely Abex ADBHD1369," said Bill Nunnery, vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Business Development, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "In addition to being manufactured in the U.S. at our Glasgow facility, which has the highest level of quality certification available to friction manufacturers, these brakes also feature an OE-quality formulation for enhanced stopping power with extended disc pad and rotor life."        

To learn more about the Abex brand and for more information on its air disc brakes, please visit or contact your local Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul LLC is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wipers; Beck/Arnley® premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 53,000 in 24 countries. For more information, please visit

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

Karen Shulhan (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) – 248.354.4383

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