Source: FMSI announcement

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. –Bosch aftermarket group has recently donated hundreds of original-equipment (OE) brake pad kits to support the expanded FMSI (Friction Materials Standards Institute) office and parts library in Auburn Hills Mich.

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“Bosch was more than happy to donate these OE sets to FMSI,” said Dr. Mark Phipps, Director of Engineering – Brakes North America. “it has been a goal of the FMSI board to have a full parts library of all 2,397 FMSI D number applications.” 

Dr Phipps is also an officer and board member of the organization.

“This is a wonderful and very generous donation and represents tremendous progress establishing our parts library,” said FMSI President Frank Oliveto.  

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.