CRC Industries, Inc. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its flagship brand, CRC Brakleen, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner.
Since its launch in 1971, BRAKLEEN has been the most trusted solution in the brake cleaner category and the number one selling brand worldwide.
As far back as the days of the Model-T, auto service professionals struggled to remove oil, brake dust buildup, and grime from brake parts.
From soaking parts in buckets of detergents to cleaning parts with gasoline, available cleaning methods were slow, dirty, and tedious.
With the invention of BRAKLEEN, CRC introduced a highly effective aerosolized solution that allowed technicians to clean components in place without disassembling brake parts, making the job faster, better and more efficient.
According to Perry Cozzone, CEO of CRC Industries, “BRAKLEEN was truly a revolutionary product. It provided an innovative solution to an everyday problem, creating a new category in the market.
Fifty years later, BRAKLEEN has remained the most trusted brand in that category and grown to become the number one brand worldwide.” Cozzone added,
“CRC has a rich history of innovation and a core focus on identifying the unmet needs of our customers. BRAKLEEN is one example of our many first-to-market industry-leading solutions.”
Over the past 50 years, CRC has continued to innovate the product line to meet the evolving needs of consumers everywhere.
Also available are the recently launched BRAKLEEN Pro Series line, featuring enhanced formulations, larger, shop-sized cans, and the patented PowerJet spray nozzle for the most powerful cleaning experience available.