Accuride to Supply Brake Drums to Daimler Trucks


The Accuride deal includes providing Gunite brake drums for Freightliner Trucks.

The Accuride deal includes providing Gunite brake drums for Freightliner Trucks.

Accuride Corporation, Evansville, Ind., U.S., announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, Ore., U.S., to supply Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group, one of the leading parts brands in the commercial transportation industry.

According to the agreement, now in effect, Accuride will provide a portfolio of standard-duty cast brake drums for over-the-road tractor drive axle and trailer axle applications that offer OEM first-fit quality and reduced stopping distance (RSD) compliance. Accuride will supply the drums from its Gunite wheel end component production site and metalcasting facility in Rockford, Ill., U.S.

“We are pleased to have been chosen as Daimler’s primary aftermarket wheel end supplier and appreciate this expression of confidence by Daimler Trucks North America in the quality, dependability and performance of our Gunite brake drums,” said Rick Dauch, president and CEO, Accuride. “Our investment in advanced machining technology and rigorous quality processes enables us to supply Daimler’s aftermarket customers with OEM first-fit quality brake drums that affordably deliver the durability and stopping power they can count on mile after mile, under North America’s toughest driving conditions.”

Accuride is a supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, with products including commercial vehicle wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, and specialty cast-iron components for a range of applications.