In our offer, there are not only high-quality brake pads. Our company produces brake pads fitting kits, as well. They are made at our another location at Osiedle Cechowe in Budzyń.
After typing “Lumag” in the satnav, probably the first destination point will be the registered office of the company at Rogozińska street in Budzyń. It is correct but not the only address of the brake pads manufacturer from Greater Poland region. Its other location is Osiedle Cechowe where brake pad accessories are manufactured.
– At our second location, which has undergone a metamorphosis lately, takes place the production of steel components for brake pads – says Łukasz Żak, Marketing Manager at Lumag. I mean components such as backing plates, shims as well as other mounting accessories – he adds.
Lumag factory at Osiedle Cechowe has a functional space of the floor area of 8 000 square meters. Apart from the production department, it also houses engineers’ offices, the tool shop and the construction department.
– Currently, for the production, available are two Finetool lines and high speed stamping press Bruderer with packing unit. – says Grzegorz Żak, Head of production metal parts of Lumag
This sort of technical infrastructure enables the self-sufficient production of the accessories for brake pads. A press with the peripheral equipment allows us to trim plates of fineblanking quality and larger mounting accessories. In turn, the Bruderer fast stamping line is burdened with the production of shims and piston clips. These components are subsequently sent to the factory at Rogozińska street, where they become a part of the brake pads.
So-called shims deserve special attention.
– They are anti-squeal anti vibration, harshness rubber metal sheets, invisible at the first glance, which with no doubt are one of the key components of the brake pads. Most of all, they provide vibration dampening and noise reduction. Mounted on the brake pads, they also provide thermal insulation, protecting the brake fluid and the callipers from overheating. During the everyday drive, shims reduce generated noise as well as improve the efficiency of the braking process – explains Łukasz Żak.
At Lumag, we consistently expand our portfolio of the manufactured products. Our strategic decision on investment in the so-called “stamping operation” first and foremost allowed the company to secure our customers’ interests against problems with the supply of the aforementioned components. Consequently, it diversified our core business, as all of the steel components manufactured by Lumag are offered to other producers of friction materials.
Production automation is also an important matter. Because the processes are set up in uninterrupted process lines, one operator can handle two lines that are under the control of the SPC system.
– This offer was created to fulfil not only our needs but also the needs of other producers of friction materials we co-operate with. The fact that we strive to fully utilise our production capacity so that the cost per product is as low as possible is an additional incentive to work with us – says Łukasz Żak.