Navistar Names Bendix Diamond Supplier

ELYRIA, Ohio — Truck builder Navistar has named Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC a Diamond Supplier for the second year in a row. The award recognizes Navistar’s top-performing suppliers for helping improve customer uptime and exceeding customer expectations for quality, delivery, technology, and cost. This year’s 34 Diamond Suppliers represent the top 2 percent of Navistar’s worldwide supply base. Navistar presented the Diamond Supplier award in a ceremony at Bendix headquarters today.

“Being named a Navistar Diamond Supplier two years running is a true point of pride for everyone here at Bendix. As Navistar expands the number of Bendix products available on its vehicles, we uphold our deep commitment to helping sustain their drive for maintaining customer focus, increasing uptime, fostering innovation, and delivering consistent high quality,” said Berend Bracht, president and CEO at Bendix. “Partnerships like the one we share are a key part of creating safer, more reliable trucks and buses – in turn, helping raise the bar for safety technology across the industry.”

Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, has a long relationship with Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, providing a wide range of components and technologies for Navistar’s International trucks and IC Bus school and commercial buses.

Last fall, International® Truck announced Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology as standard on its newly launched International LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor, making it the first collision mitigation system to gain standard position in the North American commercial vehicle market. International also made Bendix Wingman Fusion – Bendix’s flagship driver assistance system – available as an upgrade on the LT Series vehicles.

In addition, International made a range of non-wheel-end Bendix products standard on its entire lineup of Class 5-8 air-braked tractor, truck, and bus platforms in 2016, while adding Bendix’s complete wheel-end package on a range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and IC-branded buses.

“We appreciate the value created for Navistar customers through the long-term relationships we have with our suppliers,” said David McKean, vice president, Procurement, Navistar. “Quality, technology, and innovation are cornerstones of Navistar’s success that enable the company to deliver outstanding products and services to our customers worldwide. The Diamond Supplier Award recognizes our valued partnership with our suppliers in these key areas, which help us achieve optimal uptime for our customers.”

Bendix’s complete lineup of products delivers on safety, reliability, and other areas critical to fleets’ success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency and providing unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix aims to strengthen returns on investment in equipment and technology, helping fleets and drivers lower their total costs of vehicle ownership, and enhancing roadway safety.

For more information about Bendix safety systems and technologies, visit www.bendix.com or call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725). More Bendix insight on advanced safety technology development, driver assistance systems, and commercial vehicle safety regulations can be found in Bendix’s new multimedia center at knowledge-dock.com.

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit bendix.com/careers.

UnknownFrom left to right: Walter Borst, CFO, Navistar; Persio Lisboa, president, Operations, Navistar; Kate Rice, manager, OE Sales – Navistar, Bendix; Carlos Hungria, COO, Bendix; Troy Clarke, chairman, president and CEO, Navistar; Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar; Denny Mooney, senior vice president, Global Product Development, Navistar.