International Brake Industries
When acquired by Qualitor in 1999, IBI carried a full line of brake systems components (both disc and drum), focused primarily on shims and hardware kits. Following the strategic realignment that occurred in conjunction with the acquisitions, IBI's product focus was modified and its shim production was moved to Anstro. Today, the Company designs, sources, and packages brake system hardware components and repair kits for the automotive aftermarket. Unlike Anstro, which sells its parts in bulk, IBI sales are focused on hardware kits, either for drum or disc systems, which are a collection of related parts sold in one package and specific to a particular vehicle's braking system. Utilizing a "first to market" approach similar to that of Anstro, IBI has positioned itself with its customer as a reliable supplier of both kit and bulk hardware components of nearly every braking system. Additionally, the Company sells its own branded line of component kits under the Carlson brand name.
The Company's sales consist primarily of hardware kits, servicing both disc and drum systems. The kits consist of various component parts, including attaching plate and shoe hardware, which are sourced from both Anstro and outside suppliers. IBI produces a small portion of its product offering. With a product offering of over 6,000 active SKUs, available as either kits tailored to a specific brake system or in bulk, IBI offers its customer s both the scale and responsiveness necessary to be first to market following the introduction of new or refined braking system.