- Published on Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:45
Recent releases are fitted with NAO or semimetallic lining. Most companies target the aftermarket.
- More 2LS & dual-servo models: Several drum brake makers are introducing designs with two leading shoes. Such releases provide greater braking force and generally last longer than those with one leading and one trailing shoe. Dual-servo types are also increasing.
- Wider nonasbestos shoe selection: The range of brake shoes using NAO and semimetallic lining continues to expand. At present, more than 50 percent of China’s products adopt the former, while 40 percent are fitted with semimetallic variants.
- Target markets: Over 80 percent of the industry’s exports are for the repair and replacement segment. Designs for trucks, tractors, trailers and buses constitute the majority of shipments abroad. The US, Europe and Asia are the top export destinations.
- Price & sales projections: : Product quotes are expected to remain stable in the months ahead amid steady raw material costs. Revenue from overseas business, on the other hand, is anticipated to increase 30 percent in the next half-year.
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