Comline Auto Parts, the leading parts supplier for European, Japanese and Korean cars and vans, has announced it is to move into the commercial vehicle (CV) market with a braking programme of discs and pads.
The programme is an extension of Comline’s successful all makes braking programme for passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) applications and will include wear leads and fitting kits where required.
At launch, the CV brake disc programme will consist of 160 references and will cater for 85 per cent of the European truck, trailer and bus parc. The programme is made up of both solid and vented discs, with the vented discs adhering to the latest pillar style, OE technology.
Comline Premium, the name given to the material in the new CV brake pad programme, is for use in standard driving conditions. In line with European regulations, the Comline branded CV brake pad programme is ECE R90 certified and currently consists of 42 part numbers, which covers 99 per cent of the European CV parc. Comline has access to this percentage of the vehicle parc due to a partnership with the Allied Nippon Braking brand. Comline has been distributing Allied Nippon’s KPX CV range in Europe for 10 years. This range for heavy use or harsher driving conditions will continue to be marketed alongside the Comline CV brand.
Comline’s Marketing and Sales Director, Malcolm Rosher explained: “We saw a gap in the market for a further matching OE quality programme. Breaking into the commercial vehicle arena as an extension to Comline’s already successful car and LCV programme, will give Comline access to a whole new market both in the UK and across Europe. This is a bold yet considered move for us and if successful will allow us to examine the possibility of introducing commercial vehicle parts for our other programmes.”