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HYDRAULIC BRAKE PARTS

Posted: August 1, 2014

The Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake joint venture is set to launch a revamped all-makes product line of replacement medium-duty and commercial light-duty hydraulic brake parts. The new Formula Blue brand will first appear in April.

The Formula Blue product line expands the Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake offering to include a full line of
premium, high-quality hydraulics parts for model year coverage up to 2007 for the broadest range of domestic
and import makes and commercial vehicle applications. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will use its existing
North American distribution, sales, and service network to support this effort. Parts catalogs will be available in
April.

“The Formula Blue brand’s comprehensive commercial vehicle hydraulic product offering brings one-stop shopping to the next level, and we’re confident that our distributor networks and end-users will find tremendous value in the quality of parts and ease of ordering that they will experience,” said Bill Mossing, assistant general
manager, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.

The catalog is an easy-to-use, comprehensive and fully illustrated parts and application guide consisting of
more than 7000 light- and medium-duty parts. In April a wide-ranging, user-friendly electronic cross-referencing
tool will be available on the website noted below.

Specific catalog highlights include expanded coverage to virtually all applications for Hino, Isuzu, Iveco, UD
Trucks and Workhorse vehicles through model year 2007. Product coverage includes new, premium brake calipers and rotors with improved fit, quality, and pricing, as well as complete lines of brake pads and shoes, brake hardware, rotors and drums, and brake and clutch hydraulics.

While order placement follows the current process for Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a new “smart part
number” system makes it easier and faster for counter personnel to discern the correct part and the type of
vehicle it fits. For a typical eight-character part number, the first three digits uniformly refer to the product group, the next two to the vehicle make, and the final three to the part number.

Technical support will be available from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. All calls are handled by
a seasoned tech staff specially trained in the Formula Blue catalog, part numbers, and hydraulic vehicle
applications.

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