History

Chassis Brakes International benefits from a strong expertise gained throughout years
in the foundation brakes industry under different banners

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Our history started in the 30s, when Vincent Bendix acquired the rights to French engineer Henri Perrot’s patents for drum brakes. Bendix Corporation was then created in the USA and launched the manufacture of 4 independent wheels braking system s. In 1983, Bendix was acquired by the Allied Corporation later named Allied Signal Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

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In 1996, Robert Bosch Gmbh acquired the brake business of Allied Signal Inc. This particular milestone turned the company into a systems supplier of complete braking and brake control systems for vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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In June 2012, Chassis Brakes International was born from the sale of Bosch Foundation Brakes activity to KPS Capital Partners LP. Under KPS’ ownership, Chassis Brakes was transformed into an independent, fast-growing and innovative global business, and leveraged its industry-leading technological portfolio of products and capabilities into supply relationships with substantially all of the world’s global automotive companies.

 

 

 

 

On October 11th, 2019, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., completed the acquisition of Chassis Brakes International, creating a leader in automotive safety solutions through leveraging complementary operations, in terms of technologies, customers, locations and expertise.