Our Heritage

The Automotive Products Group had been leading the way in the design and manufacture of vehicle braking systems, clutch products and hydraulic actuation components for over 80 years.

Formally trading under the name of The Lockheed Hydraulic Braking Company and later AP Lockheed, AP Braking have an impressive legacy of automotive product design and development.

Now we are pleased to announce that on April 13th 2006 we were acquired the Caparo Group - a major engineering and automotive group based in the UK, USA and India. Within this group we will become a part of the Caparo Vehicle Products group which is growing into automotive product design and development.

Over the years we have 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.

Disc brakes were introduced during the 1960s and opposed piston calipers are still produced at the Caparo AP Braking location in Leamington Spa.

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 is committed to investing in 'state of the art' technology for design and manufacture in its continuous search for improved braking and chassis solutions.

Caparo AP Braking continue to manufacture product for Heritage vehicles to the Original Equipment specification.

This is carried out within the OE manufacturing facility ensuring that the product we supply is of the highest possible quality (no pirate copying and no remanufacturing) and the only product specifically designed and tested for the application.

For details of your nearest dealer for heritage Mini, Morris, MG, Triumph, Austin, Wolseley, Standard, Austin Healey, Riley and BMC please visit the British Motor Heritage Ltd website.

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Tuesday 18th April 2006 12:45 PM