Fras-le: 65 Years of Advanced Technology and Global Expansion


Founded in 1954, Fras-le produces friction materials. It is a global leader in its business of Safety in Motion Control. Fras-le was the first friction material manufacturer in Brazil to obtain certification with the ISO 9001 Standard and also has ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001and IATF 16949, confirming the company’s constant concern with quality, technology, and the environment. In its advanced Research and Development Center, one of the best equipped in the world, Fras-le has chemical, physical, and pilot laboratories that allow high performance products to be developed.

With factories in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo), the United States (Alabama), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Montevideu), India (Haryana) and in China (Pinghu), distribution centers in Argentina, Colombia, Europe, and the United States, and commercial operations in the United States, Chile, Germany, Mexico, United Aram Emirates, and South Africa, the company keeps a well-structured team to service its clients in over 100 countries on all of the continents where it operates.

With over 14 thousand SKU’s in the FRAS-LE and LONAFLEX brands, the company offers the consumer a full line of products that includes linings and pads for heavy duty vehicles, pads, linings, and shoes for light vehicles, clutch facings, pads, and shoes for motorcycles, pads for aircrafts, pads and shoes for trains and subways, molded and braided linings, and universal plates. Fras-le produces friction materials with the quality required by the main global vehicle manufacturers and by the replacement parts market. Fras-le is part of the Randon Companies.

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