Fras-le North America has launched its air disc brake pad program for the North American aftermarket. This launch is an expansion of the company’s “Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Pad Program,” which kicked off in May.

The new program covers air disc brake pads sold under the Extreme Service brand and includes 11 part numbers covering more than 59 applications on 12 brake systems, the company said.

The line of asbestos-free friction material is made from OE quality materials for reliable, durable and long-life performance, Fras-le added.

“We are proud to bring our line of air disc brake pads for commercial vehicles to the North American aftermarket,” said Rodrigo Meirelles, Fras-le North America’s vice president and general manager. “This portfolio expansion demonstrates our commitment to be the primary source for OE quality, aftermarket brake pads for work trucks in North America.”

Fras-le uses the Util Group SL5 Retention Backing Plates, (a mechanical attachment system), specially designed to drastically reduce sheer, providing the end user with longer pad life.

The Work Truck and Fleet Disc Brake Pad Program provides distributors with a complete sales tool kit to serve this fleet segment, along with marketing and technical support and training resources. In addition, Fras-le has dedicated fleet brake specialists – a team of work truck experts – to serve as a liaison between fleets and distributors.