Caparo AP Braking is the market leader in the design and manufacture of vehicle braking systems, clutch products and hydraulic actuation components.
Formally trading under the name of The Lockheed Hydraulic Braking Company and later AP Lockheed, Caparo AP Braking have an impressive legacy of automotive product design and development.
Over the years the facility has supplied braking systems for many now historic vehicles, including the Morris Minor and Mini, as well as products for Austin Morris, Aston Martin, Alvis, Austin Healey, Bedford, Citroen, Daimler, Ford, Hillman, Humber, Jaguar, Jenson, Lagonda, LandRover, MG, Riley, Rover, Saab, Standard, Sunbeam-Talbot, Triumph, Vauxhall, Volvo and Wolseley.
Caparo AP Braking's strategic focus on core product design and manufacturing excellence enables targeting of specific vehicle applications, and the support of both original equipment vehicle manufacturers and major system integrators.
Extensive experience of OE product applications include vehicle braking actuation, calipers, drums, hoses and clutch hydraulics. The range of products is supplied globally and supplemented by experienced technical support in collaboration with business partners.
Caparo AP Braking provides specialist braking solutions to major vehicle manufacturers where applications vary greatly and include:
Serious off road vehicles such as LandRover's Defender where ruggedly designed opposed piston calipers are supplied on front and rear axles and transmission brake for four-wheel parking.
Sports cars including the complete brake systems for Morgan as well as components for vehicle manufacturers such as Lotus and Aston Martin along with the high performance Caparo T1.
Light commercial vehicles including complete brake systems for LDV's varied vehicle range including panel vans, minibuses ambulances and recovery vehicles.
Taxis - Caparo AP Braking supply the complete brake system for LTI's famous black cab. These vehicles have a duty cycle of 24 hours per day, seven days a week for 52 weeks of the year; achieving 100,000 miles each year.
Components are also supplied to a number of off-road construction and materials handling vehicle manufacturers such as JCB, Lancing Linde, Scarab and Boss Trucks as well as brake systems for many electric utility vehicles.