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Developing New Products to Meet Transmission Rebuilders' Needs

Developing New Products to Meet Transmission Rebuilders' Needs

Raybestos Powertrain’s ability to deliver new innovative products to the marketplace comes from collecting empirical data and analyzing feedback from Raybestos Powertrain sales representatives, transmission parts distributors, and most importantly, transmission rebuilders across the United States and around the world. Sales representatives will log any feedback on new transmissions that they receive from distributors into an access database to ensure that their needs for products are met. Raybestos Powertrain makes a concentrated effort to listen to transmission rebuilders and industry professionals from around the world to gain valuable insight and perspective in developing new products to better serve the automatic transmission aftermarket.Delivering new innovative products and friction materials through the years has helped Raybestos Powertrain garner a level of respect with both transmission parts distributors and transmission rebuilders who are always eager to provide suggestions as Raybestos Powertrain consistently develops new products. Raybestos Powertrain’s Product Line Engineering Manager Joe Villain, says “We present transmissions to our distributor group that we have worked on in the past, what we are currently working on, and what we will work on in the future to receive feedback on valid transmissions that we need to go target.” The company’s unique process of collecting strategic data also includes using automotive industry databases, that forecasts the manufacturing of specific transmission units for up to 15 years in the future.“We have an extremely knowledgeable and experienced new product development team at Raybestos Powertrain but ultimately transmission rebuilders are the ones in the field everyday doing the work and catching issues as they arise in new units,” said Raybestos Powertrain Marketing Manager, Nick Truncone. “We greatly value the knowledge and experience of transmission rebuilders and their willingness to work with us so that we are able to deliver the parts that they need to make their jobs easier.”“Being on the cutting edge of new products that we can introduce into the marketplace is what excites me,” said Villain. Raybestos Powertrain certainly has not shied away from releasing exciting new products in recent months. “We have recently released multiple friction and steel modules for CVT units and even enhanced performance GPZ friction material clutch packs for eight, nine and even ten-speed units,” said Villain. Notable new Raybestos Powertrain releases include friction and steel modules for the 10R80, 10L80, 8HP90, 8L90, and 948TE/9HP48. Please visit raybestospowertrain.com/where-to-buy to find a distributor near you.

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