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DEFECTIVE SCANIA BRAKE DRUMS

WINNARD is aware of a recent notification distributed by the Driver & Vehicle Standards agency with regard to defective after-market Scania brake drums. 

We can confirm that this brake drum is not of WINNARD manufacture or supply.

In fact, as the U.K.'s leading distributor of commercial vehicle brake discs & drums, we were asked by VOSA to assess the dimensional characteristics of this failed drum and created a report to help their investigation.

The quality of the failed part should be a reminder to the industry that braking components are safety-critical parts and purchasing decisions should not be made purely on price.     

Quality control is paramount to ensure product conformity.

WINNARD has been manufacturing brake drums for over 90 years.  We have the knowledge, experience, quality control procedures and engineering technology to ensure our parts meet the quality standards required for such safety-critical components.

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd

Warning about seriously defective aftermarket lorry brake drums

 

Operators are being warned about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.

We are aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, which were not manufactured or supplied by Scania, have failed on P400 lorries.

No front braking

Both lorries were left without front braking and were fully laden.

The drums failed in the same way when the braking surface fractured and separated from the mounting ring. It is believed that this was not due to normal wear and tear.

The DVSA have been unable to identify the manufacturer but have released an image of one of the failed drums and are asking operators to let them know (on 0117 9543425 or vsb@dvsa.gov.uk) if they have similar drums fitted to their lorries and their supplier. 

 

WINNARD - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Statement

Winnard is continuing to work through these difficult times.  We have put measures in place to help ensure our customers and employee's well being and we will continue to work under the guidance provided by the UK government.

We are currently operating to our normal opening times with full collection and carrier delivery services available.  At this vital time, we will continue to support the haulage industry in partnership with our distribution network.

The Winnard team

WINNARD - IFA CV SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2019

On the 30th November 2019, at the prestigious K Club in Kildare, Ireland, the Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated Ltd (IMFTA) presented Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd with the CV supplier of the year 2019 certificate.

On behalf of Winnard, we would like to thank all CV members of the IFA for their continued support.  We really appreciate your business and are proud to receive this award as recognition for all our employee's hard work.  We will endeavor to do all we can next year to continue and develop our trading relationship.

Thank you.

  

BRAKING HISTORY - DISCS BRAKE IN 1958

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd have been at the forefront of brake drum production since the 1930’s but
Winnard also manufactured one of the first heavy commercial brake discs fitted to passenger vehicle in the late 1950’s.

The Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC) BMMO D9 was a prototype high capacity double decker bus with range of innovative features including:

  • Disc brakes
  • Independently sprung rubber suspension
  • Fully integral half cab construction.

Read more.....

WINNARD - SOLID BRAKE DISCS

For some applications, operating in specific environments or under harsh conditions a solid brake disc can prove to be a better working option than a conventionally vented version.

To help customers maximize the operating performance we have developed a range of SOLID brake discs - See the attached PDF for performance benefits and range details.

WINNARD - THE ORIGINAL AFTERMARKET SUPPLIER

Proven Quality - Proven Service - Proven Value

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd have been manufacturing and distributing commercial vehicle braking products since 1930 and have been supporting the independent aftermarket
since its inception. While the marketplace has changed significantly over the last 89
years the company’s fundamental principles remain the same; to supply quality products at a fair price with market integrity and respect. 

WINNARD BREXIT EVALUATION

If everything proceeds as planned the United Kingdom will officially end its membership of the European Union On the 29th March 2019. While nobody can accurately predict what impact this will have it makes sense to take an overview of any potential issues with the objective of reassuring our customers and suppliers that we are doing everything we can to safeguard our position and to make the transition as simple and smooth as possible.

Listed below are the most common question being raised by our trading partners and our assessment of what impact there will be on our business and any actions we have taken to mitigate any risk:

Download the attached file for an overview:

NEW PRODUCT RANGE

Winnard are pleased to announce the introduction of a new product range: Pega Air Springs.

Pega Otomotiv Suspansiyon San.ve Tic.A.S. have been manufacturing air springs since 2008 but their knowledge dates back to the dawn of air suspension and are one of the worlds leading specialist. Pega have a proven track record of manufacturing quality air suspension components backed up with excellent technical support, product data and new to range developments.

Our initial range is now on-line and available to order.

Online Catalogue

Reduce the amount of time you spend searching for and ordering the parts your business needs. Use our improved online catalogue to: quickly lookup product cross-references; search for parts that are built to fit specific vehicles; discover discs and drums that match specific dimension specifications; and much more.

Once you've found the parts you need we'll recommend related parts that you may be interested in, whilst showing you live-updating stock levels, all before allowing you to place and confirm your order safely and securely. And you never had to pick up the phone or trawl through a traditional printed catalogue.

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