Motor Wheel® Launches New Product Colors

June 8, 2021

Motor Wheel® Launches New Product Colors

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Mark Slingluff
(330) 489-0050

CHATTANOOGA, TN. (June 2021) – Motor Wheel, manufacturer of CentriFuse® brake drums and Crewson™ brake adjusters, announces today the re-colorization of their CentriFuse brake drums. “Not all brake drums are the same, even though they may appear to be. That is why, in the production process, Motor Wheel colors Genuine CentriFuse drums blue and CentriFuse heavy-duty drums red,” stated Jeff Bates, general manager of Motor Wheel. This action differentiates Genuine CentriFuse drums helping Motor Wheel customers identify imitations and off-shore clones,” added Bates.

“Now that Motor Wheel is part of the Hendrickson family, it provides us a platform to advance our lite, standard and heavy-duty drum brake system performance and deliver a great brand that complements our existing product portfolio. When you specify Motor Wheel CentriFuse drums, you will receive the same great product and service support from Hendrickson you have come to expect from the market leader.

We look forward to working with our Motor Wheel associates and strengthening both businesses, ultimately serving the commercial truck and trailer industry,” stated Richard Mudd, vice president of Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at Hendrickson.

Genuine Centrifuse® brake drums are specified every day for a wide range of commercial trucking operations. Our superior quality drum construction (material fusing technology) ensures exceptional drum strength. CentriFuse offers you the safety, low cost of operation and proven performance your business and customers require for maximum equipment uptime. 
Our blue and red colors symbolize Made in America from day one. Choose blue and red Centifuse brake drums, a brand that just keeps getting better. Visit Motor Wheel at

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Woodridge, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry for more than 105 years. Visit Hendrickson at

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