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Bremskerl North America separates its Commercial Vehicle Business Unit

Nov 15, 2023Nov 15, 2023

BARTLETT, Ill. – Bremskerl North America, Inc. announced today that it has separated its commercial vehicle business unit into a new entity, Bremskerl CV, LLC, which will be led by former Sales Manager Michael Konrad.

The new entity will focus entirely on the North America commercial vehicle market, building upon the success established in the air disc brake market.

Bremskerl North America, Inc. will continue manufacturing and distributing friction products in the Industrial and Rail markets and concentrate on key growth areas within those markets.

Horst Bruhnke, CEO of the Bremskerl Group, stated, “This change allows both Bremskerl NA and Bremskerl CV to focus on delivering the highest quality friction materials for their respective markets.”

“The team at Bremskerl CV is excited to continue providing you with the same high-performance brake pads you have come to expect from us,” commented Michael Konrad, now President of Bremskerl CV, LLC.

The new company will continue its business unchanged and will work closely with the Bremskerl Group moving forward.

About Bremskerl

Bremskerl-Reibbelagwerke Emmerling GmbH & Co. KG is a family owned globally active SME with its headquarters in Estorf-Leeseringen, near Nienburg an der Weser, Germany. With 350 employees globally, 300 of whom work in Germany, the company develops and manufactures brake and clutch linings for rail vehicles, industrial applications and commercial vehicles.

Together with its worldwide subsidiaries in North America, Great Britain, China and India it is internationally known.

In the company’s modern research facilities and laboratory centers it continuously develop new materials for its customers´ special requirements.

With the most modern automated production facilities, the company produces a variety of different, state-of-the-art brake and clutch lining variants, which are aligned with regard to shape, size, geometry and dimensions to the individual requirements of its customers.


Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

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