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Brake System Design

CBT specializes in designing customized and retrofitted brake system equipment including brake calipers, HPU’s, brake discs, track brakes, and other auxiliary equipment.

Valve Design

CBT can develop or overhaul customized or off the shelf hydraulic valves.

Spare Parts

CBT provides reverse engineered machined parts, valves,  and assemblies, as well as off the shelf replacements, focusing on both quality and turnaround time.

System Overhaul

Brake Caliper and Track Brake overhaul as well as Overhaul Kits for all brake equipment including complete scope, seal, and mounting kits. 

Consulting Services

Braking System Consulting services 

Custom Braking Technologies (CBT) was founded in 2017 by Adam Kohler and Jamie Franks.

Adam Kohler has been working in the hydraulic brake industry for over 25 years. As CEO of CBT Adam oversees the company’s overall direction, component design and manufacturing, and R&D. Adam specializes in bogie brake design specifically caliper/disc design, FEA, and equipment implementation.


Jamie Franks has been working in the hydraulic brake industry for over 10 years. As Senior Brake Consultant Jamie supports customer sales and support, project management, and system engineering. Jamie specializes in car-body equipment design specifically HPU, EBCU, and overall system integration.




CBT is currently developing several brake system designs for the Rail Transit Market

CBT has extensive experience in overhauling braking components in the rail industry. 

CBT currently supplies aftermarket components for several rail properties.

By leveraging years of transit braking experience, CBT provides consulting services to assist in Testing, Design, and Problem Resolution.






For any inquiries or questions, please call: 571-217-2533 or fill out the following form

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Head Office

3671 Alamance Rd

Burlington NC 27215

Tel: 571-217-2533


To apply for a job with CBT, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:

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