DON Passenger Car Expands with LCV Applications

Source: TMD Friction

Leverkusen, Germany – DON brake components will soon be available for the growing sector of light commercial vehicles (LCV), following the introduction last year for passenger-car applications.

With 83 new references, TMD Friction has covered the majority of the market for light commercial vehicles. The attractive price/performance ratio of the DON brake pads can increase vehicle efficiency even further, particularly for vans that are designed for intensive use over short trips, such as VW T5, Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, as well as the VW Crafter series.

The transporter range is also 100 percent copper-free and has been tested and certified beyond the ECE-R90 standard.

“We at TMD Friction are familiar with the market flows and want to offer an option alongside Textar, which is suited to the current market value and meets market demands,” explained Michael Dunkel, Director of Strategic Projects at TMD Friction. “We have expanded our range of DON brake pads in order to provide our customers with an even greater number of alternatives in this sector.

“That is because the vehicle fleet is constantly getting older, even in the light commercial vehicles sector, and customers are forever demanding reasonably priced and yet high-performance spare parts,” he added. “This is precisely where we want to support Textar, so that they can retain their customers without having to compromise on the famous quality and service of TMD Friction.”

Suitable applications can be found in the “Brakebook” online catalogue ( by specifying the vehicle-type and different technical parameters.

About TMD Friction

TMD Friction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is one of the global leaders in brake-pad manufacture for the automotive and brake industry. Alongside disc brake pads and drum brake linings for cars and commercial vehicles, the product portfolio also includes motorsport brake pads as well as friction materials for industry. TMD Friction supplies the global spare parts market through brands such as Textar, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq. TMD Friction also develops and produces friction linings for industry under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm. The TMD Friction Group has four sites in Germany, with more in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa, and employs around 5,000 staff worldwide. For more information, visit

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