Hella Pagid Leads in OEM Brake Pads for Models of the Volkswagen Group in the Program

Wholesalers and independent workshops benefit from original equipment know-how

ESSEN, Germany–- Hella Pagid, the Essen braking system specialist for the independent aftermarket and joint ventures, the automotive supplier TMD Friction and HELLA, into its product portfolio brake pads in original equipment for vehicle models of the Volkswagen Group, which the production platform “modular transverse matrix” (in short: MQB) come. These include, for example, the VW Golf VII / T-Roc / Touran, Audi A3 / S3 / Q1, Seat Leon / Ateca, Skoda Yeti / Karoq and other versions that came in August 2012 after gradually on the market. The brake pads come directly from TMD Friction. The company delivers its brand Pagid the manufacturer directly. So the Erstausrüstungsexpertise eventually flows directly into the Hella Pagid product, which the company continues to strengthen its leading position as a provider of high-quality products in the international aftermarket.

Hella Pagid benefits from the long experience of Erstausrüstungsmarke Pagid that equips since 1960 a number of international premium and sports car manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW and Porsche with brake pads. These pads can be found in the Hella portfolio Pagid. This is characterized by a high quality and exceeds the increasingly stringent requirements related to braking performance, comfort and environmental protection.

To ensure this, Hella Pagid checked before conveyance of the products, whether the formulations of the brake pads are not only environmentally friendly, but also exactly designed for the respective types of vehicles, brake systems, engine performance, driving loads and braking characteristics. Up to 300,000 test kilometers and 1,000 hours bench test by running as a brake pad of TMD Friction during its development, which legal requirements of the European ECE R90 directive will be exceeded by far. Moreover, a large part of the brake pads in the range of Hella Pagid is free of copper today. This means that they only have a copper content of less than 0.5% relative to the total weight and the 2025 law in force in the USA “Better Brake Rules” match today.

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