TMD Friction Group is the world's number one manufacturer of brake friction materials in the original equipment market of the automotive and brake industry, producing one million brake friction products each day globally. Its product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with brake pads for racing and friction materials for rail and industry.
This extensive experience also forms the platform for our aftermarket friction brands; Textar, Pagid, Mintex, Don, Cobreq and Cosid, through which we provide a wide range of replacement friction parts, as well as associated components and accessories, to the global service and repair-sector.
Our business is structured to meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow, with global operations positioned to support our customers and to match the rising demand from emerging markets.
15 production sites in eleven countries and three continents are complimented by R&D centers in Leverkusen (Germany), Troy (USA) and Indaituba (Brazil). To create additional development support for Asian vehicle and brake manufacturers TMD Friction is currently expanding its R&D resources in Japan and China.
Together with the vehicle and brake manufacturers TMD Friction engineers develop and test brake friction products, which fulfils highest requirements regarding comfort, performance and wear expectancy. Our objective is not only to sell disc brake pads and drum brake linings - but also to develop the perfect technical solution for each respective application. Our OE experience is such that we have been chosen to supply friction for the smallest cars, such as the Fiat, through to the world's fastest and most powerful supercars, such as the Bugatti Veyron, as well as for truck, trailer, bus and coach applications.
However our expertise isn't just restructed to public highways: we also put our knowledge and experience to the ultimate test by developing high performance friction for racing and motorsport, as well as for rail and industrial.
Resulting from the successful work in all these areas TMD Friction is now supplying nearly all vehicle and brake manufacturers in the world with brake pads and linings.
Part of TMD Friction's business philosophy and a factor of the company's success is its close geographical proximity of its R&D centers to series producers (brake and vehicles manufacturers alike). Next to Research and Development Centers in Leverkusen (Germany), Indiaituba (Brazil) and Troy (USA), we are currently expanding our R&D activities in Japan and China to create additional development resources for Asian vehicle and brake manufacturers.
At TMD Friction we invest yearly 30 million Euros (45 million US-Dollars) in reseacrh and development to be prepared for the requirements of the future.
TMD Friction develops, produces and markets high-tech disc brake pads and drum brake linings for vehicle and brake manufactureres on a global scale.
The company's plants in Europe, the Americas and Asia supply the OE customers with brake friction products in compliance with the toughest safety and comfort standards.
Close proximity to brake and vehicle manufacturers, which is part of our corporate policy, is a determining factor in the company's success.
In order to offer the very best service to our customers, delivery orders are processed directly through the individual TMD Friction sites. Consistent supply chain management enables us to offer customer-oriented solutions.
Global Account Managers at TMD Friction are responsible for the coordination of the worldwide activities of specific customers in order to deal with growing globalization and the ensuing opportunities. This provides our customers with central contact persons for company-wide decision-making processes.
Worldwide, more than 200 million drivers depend on TMD Friction to ensure a safe journey each day.
That’s because we’re the world’s largest manufacturer of original equipment brake friction material for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the global automotive industry, a valued supplier of safety-critical components to the majority of marques and a driving force in replacement braking products for OES and the aftermarket, through our brands: Textar, Pagid, Mintex, Don, Cobreq and Cosid.
However our expertise isn’t just restricted to public highways; we also put our knowledge and experience to the ultimate test by developing high performance brake friction for racing and motorsport, as well as friction products for rail transport, power generation and other industrial applications.
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