The announcement follows Alcon’s new product launch of the LC300 kits in September 2021. Since then, they have received orders from a number of the world’s premier vehicle armourers who are all developing their own LC300 armoured variant designs. As well as multiple un-named clients, Alcon’s network of global agents have also placed orders, including MSW Auto Spare Parts in Dubai.
Launched by Toyota in June 2021, the new 300 series Toyota Land Cruiser has already been taking the market by storm and is expected to follow in the footsteps of its 78/79 and 200 series predecessors, becoming the vehicle of choice for armoured defence, security and NGO use, globally. All of the major vehicle armouring companies now have an LC300 armouring development programme in place to design and certify their protection systems. Alcon are able to offer a ready-made solution for the essential brake upgrade required to accompany the weight-adding armoured modifications, where the stock braking system will become challenged, affecting performance but more importantly, safety.
Alcon’s new LC300 kit is similar to the already well-proven LC200 kit but adapted to fit the new vehicle and engineered to match the new vehicle dynamics and the increased levels of technology and complexity present in the new Toyota base vehicle design. Fitting the brake upgrade kit will increase available brake torque, reduce brake fade and fluid vaporisation, extend brake service intervals and reduce through-life costs.
Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said:
“We’re very pleased to announce the dispatch of these new brake upgrade kits today that will be a welcome addition for the entire armoured vehicle market, that is currently developing and certifying their new armoured Toyota LC300 designs”. He added: “The team have developed multiple off the shelf solutions to meet the requirements of OEMs and vehicle modification companies and this new LC300 kit adds to that story. Our partners and agents are already working hard to supply our class-leading kits to the global armoured vehicle markets and getting this first batch out of the door is a major milestone”.
Jonathan Simmonds, CEO of MSW Auto Spare Parts said:
“As Alcon’s premier defence and security sector agent, we see the LC300 kits building on the enormous success of the LC200 predecessor kits and have therefore placed a significant first order with Alcon. Together with MSW’s market-leading heavy-duty wheel rims and assemblies, the Alcon brake upgrade significantly increases capability but more importantly, safety as the increased weight of the armour systems changes the vehicle dynamics”. He added: “We have supplied Alcon brake kits to all of the Middle Eastern-based vehicle armouring companies for well over 10 years and this new Alcon LC300 kit will continue to deliver the quality and performance they need and expect”.