B.K. UK is one of the leading European suppliers of automotive brake friction and related components. With manufacturing and distribution centers in Europe and Asia B.K. UK offer bespoke and tailored solutions for extensive product range, whether it is for commercial vehicles, passenger cars or racing cars. Every year, B.K. supply brake components of more than USD 100 million to European market that will service thousands and thousands of vehicles.
Before 2003, B.K. manufacturing centers were in Europe. However, European labor cost increased year by year. In order to provide superior products and service to customer with the same price, from 2004, B.K. started to look for suitable quality factory in China to be their manufacturing center in Asia with their strict &high standard review, where brake linings for commercial vehicle will be manufactured OEM.
However, the work did not proceed smoothly at first since rare Chinese brake factories could pass B.K.'s strict review standard with the poor formula R&D and production process quality control system.
Till end of 2004, while Christine Yang was troubled for the supplier matter, she met Mr Wang, GM ofHuangshi Saite Friction Materials Co,. Ltd on exhibition Automechanika Shanghai. The former company name is Lorenz Lucas Huangshi Friction Materials Co,. Ltd , which was co-founded by A/S Roulunds Fabriker in Denmark, Lucas Varity Group Ltd. In 1996, the company name was changed to Huangshi Saite Friction Materials Co,. Ltd and then restructured and reformed to be Zhengzhou Baiyun's subsidiary. Saite is one of the first eco-friendly non-asbestos brake manufacturers in China(Another is TEXTAR) and one of the constitutors of industry national standard GB5763-2008. Miss Yang decided to give a try and visited the Saite factory. Then B.K. UK dispatched the review team to Saite again and again. After one year's review, Saite finally passed B.K. review and become the first manufacturing center of B.K. UK in China as well as in Aisa. Then Saite supply 300 thousand sets of brake linings for commercial vehicle every year as the cooperative partner with B.K. UK for long term.
Then comes to 2014, B.K. UK exploit new product business and select factory for brake pads for cars and bus. With the pleasant cooperation with Saite, B.K. UK come to Saite's Parent company--Zhengzhou Baiyun first. Since 1977, Zhengzhou Baiyun's products expand from motorbike brake linings to brake lining for commercial trucks &bus, brake pads for cars &trucks and brake manufacturing equipment. It passed ISO9001 quality system certification, IATF16949 automobile quality system certification. As one of the Top 20 enterprise of China Friction Material Industry, Baiyun is a leading enterprise in Chinese friction brake field as well as one of the industry standard constitutors. Since the process standard and system of brake pads is even more strict than that of brake linings, after visiting to tens brake factories, B.K. UK finally select only two factories as their manufacturing centers in China. Zhengzhou Baiyun is one of the two selected factories and signed strategy cooperation agreement. From then on, along with Saite, Zhengzhou Baiyun brakes for commercial vehicles and passengers cars enter European market altogether and keep the driving safety of great mass of European drivers.