Centric Parts Adds Brake Rotor Manufacturing to its Southern California StopTech Facility


Compton, Calif. – (October 2011) StopTech®, the ultra performance and racing division of Centric Parts®, announces the addition of high performance AeroRotor® brake rotor manufacturing to its production facility in Compton, California. The patented StopTech AeroRotors join a wide range of other components in being milled, machined and assembled on the premises. By taking this step, StopTech strengthens its ability to offer the best Balanced Brake Upgrades® in the industry.


StopTech AeroRotors are 100% made in the USA, with both casting and machining taking place in California. The StopTech AeroRotor manufacturing line is equipped with state-of-the-art Doosan vertical turning centers, a Doosan three-axis CNC mill and a Balance Technologies brake rotor balancing machine. Raw castings are produced at a U.S. foundry with over 100 years of experience. Together these resources allow StopTech to make a truly world class two-piece racing and high performance disc.


“Bringing StopTech’s brake rotor manufacturing on-shore is a win-win for our customers and for us,” explains Centric Parts President Dan Lelchuk.  “We can now deliver the absolute best rotor made in the world, still featuring our StopTech special alloy and patented AeroVane® design.  By controlling every stage of the manufacturing process we will be able to expand our range of rotor sizes.”


“In addition we can be more nimble in servicing niche applications,” Lelchuk continues. “With this new capability are now able to build for applications ranging from heavy armored SUVs to lightweight sprint cars and just about everything else in between.”


StopTech AeroRotors are patented 2-piece hat and rotor assemblies designed to replace and improve upon original factory rotors. StopTech AeroRotors offer significantly improved cooling and overall braking performance thanks to several design enhancements and patented innovations.



About Centric Parts®:


Centric Parts® (www.centricparts.com), which includes the StopTech® and Power Slot® brands, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing 500 workers.


About StopTech®:


StopTech® (www.stoptech.com), the ultra performance division of Centric Parts®, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. StopTech® was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with over 600 platform offerings to dramatically improve overall braking performance. StopTech’s industry leading technologies and materials, from rock solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat handling rotors, result in shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, and less brake fade.