FMSI Continues Enhancements and Investments


FMSI continues at a rapid pace heavily investing in new technology and upgrading its operating systems. Just over 18 months ago FMSI spelled out an aggressive 5-year plan at our annual members meeting. Not only are we pleased with our progress we are well ahead of the plan says Bill Carney FMSI Chairman.

We have recently entered into a long-term supply agreement with Solenium Group to develop a new modern fully integrated in-house database for FMSI. We plan to launch the new database to our members by mid-summer. Our goal is continue supplying best in class information at a great value to all members of FMSI. We are improving the user experience and speed of information to include high resolution 360 photo imaging of the brake pad applications. FMSI is now located in Auburn Hills MI. Carney encourages members, supply partners and new member prospects to drop by and or make an appointment and see what we are up too!

Printwell will be the FMSI partner for the 2019 book. Please order books at FMSI.org. FMSI is also in the final stages of a supply agreement with IDF to partner on Mexico and Latin American data.

The FMSI annual members meeting will take place in Naples Fla. May 31 to June 3rd. “The Brake Weekend”, “The Gathering of Brake Experts”. FMSI will again collaborate with AASA/BMC on the event. The event is open to all FMSI members and supply partners says Frank Oliveto FMSI President. Suppliers to FMSI members are welcome to attend as a supply partner. Contact the FMSI office for more details or contact your favorite Board member.

Founded in 1948 as a trade organization, FMSI and FMS are registered trademarks of Friction Materials Standards Institute. FMSI created the standard part numbering system for Brake and Clutch facings.


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