Heavy-duty clutch parts are developed, produced, tested and checked in-house at our manufacturing facility in Raalte, Holland. These processes adhere to the highest European quality standards and are ISO 9001 certified by TüV Netherlands.
The development process starts with the design of individual components used later to produce the complete clutch. This is the responsibility of our Quality en Development team. This step is followed by a strict evaluation and selection of potential component suppliers by our team. For this purpose KAWE works closely with for example the independent automotive laboratory LINK, Detroit USA. Examples include development and testing of environment friendly (green) friction materials and clutch facings free from lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and other heavy metals.
The next step in the production process is the actual manufacturing of above components by our subcontractors. Upon arrival at our facilities, these components are submitted to our thorough Quality Control (QC) procedure.
Assembly of the components into KAWE’s final products like clutch covers and discs takes place in our own production facility. However, before finding their way to our warehouse or customers, our heavy duty clutches are submitted to a final quality check, testing and balancing by our senior quality control staff.
Our elaborate KBS system logs and tracks all (potential) quality problems in order to report, analyze and correct them and continuously improve our products and processes.
Our production process is characterized mainly by production of new clutch parts, with a focus on quality and efficiency in combination with the highest level of flexibility.
Within our production team, we have a Specials and Bonding department. These specialists offer customer specific and tailor made solutions for clutch and brake parts. For example for busses/coaches, classic vehicles and special vehicles like concrete mixers and garbage trucks.