Centric Parts Pioneers Parking Brake-Specific Formulations,
Introduces New Line of C-Tek Brake Shoes


(Industry, Calif. – March 27, 2013) - Centric Parts, the leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and clutch components and systems in North America, today announced several significant upgrades to its comprehensive Brake Shoe programs – from the introduction of the industry’s first ever parking brake-specific formulations to the availability of a new entry-level line of C-Tek Brake Shoes.


The new C-Tek Brake Shoe (110-Series) program offers a competitively priced entry-level option covering over 1,000 of the most popular applications. This latest addition to the Centric lineup enhances what was already the widest application coverage available, further expanding Centric’s comprehensive range of award-winning friction products. These new C-Tek Brake Shoes are available today.
The Centric Premium Brake Shoe (111-Series) program, meanwhile, now includes higher friction formulas specifically engineered for parking brakes – an industry first. Centric has also taken this opportunity to update its Heavy Duty Brake Shoe (112-Series) program with enhancements to both the formulations and coverage.
For more information on Centric Parts or their full line of brake and clutch components and systems, visit www.centricparts.com or call 800-758-3004.
C-Tek Brake Shoes (110-Series)
·         Covers hundreds of the most popular applications
·         186 new SKUs
·         100% Asbestos free
·         Competitively priced

Premium Brake Shoes (111-Series)
Including Complete Parking Brake Shoe program 
·       Premium quality and performance
·      Continuous dynamometer testing to further raise the standard
·       Parking brake-specific formula with higher friction characteristics
·       Updated packaging
·       100% Asbestos-Free
Heavy Duty Brake Shoes (112-Series)
·         Continuous testing and development to provide upgraded true Heavy Duty formula
·         Riveted
·         100% Asbestos-Free
·         Upgraded packaging to complement 306 Fleet Performance program coming soon

About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles under the Centric, StopTech® and PosiQuiet® brands among others. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing over 500 workers.


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