The roots of Bendix®
The success of the Bendix® brand has been marked by a long list of major product contributions in the automotive, aviation, aerospace and transportation industries for nearly a century. The brand Bendix® stands for high-quality resulting from long-term technical research and development. Bendix® has had a leading position and has been enjoying a strong position and a high reputation as OE brand in the world-wide Aftermarket for years. OPTIMAL AG & Co. KG is an authorized licensee of the famous brand Bendix® for the product ranges wheel bearing kits, suspension parts, shock absorbers for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and coil springs since 2010.
Milestones in the history of Bendix®
1927: Vincent Bendix, an engineer and inventor, founds the Bendix® Corporation to produce Safety Servo vacuum brakes.
1949: Bendix® air brakes are the standard on all heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, fire trucks and off-highway vehicles.
1999: Allied-Signal merges with Honeywell International, continuing to offer the Bendix® brand name und its Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems unit.
2010: OPTIMAL AG & Co. KG acquires the license for Bendix® steering & suspension parts, wheel bearing kits, shock absorbers & coil springs.
2018: With the spin-off of Honeywell Transportation Systems into the new company Garrett Motion Inc., Garret Motion has been marketing the Bendix® brand since the end of 2018.