Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — TMD Friction has expanded its U.K. sales team with the appointment of Jake Prout as area sales manager for the South West IAM.

Prout brings more than 15 years’ experience in aftermarket sales to the brake friction specialists, including most recently two and a half years with BMW U.K.

Prout said: “I’m delighted to join TMD Friction and build on the excellent foundations of service established by the UK sales team.”

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In his new role, Prout will support it’s customers in both passenger car and commercial vehicle aftermarket sectors.

“I’ll be looking to support customers across the entire southwest region and be their trusted advisor for braking solutions,” said Prout. “The changing landscape of the industry represents numerous opportunities in my new role, as TMD builds on its position as a leader in braking technology, both now and in the future.

“I have a solid background in automotive aftermarket having worked with one of the UK’s largest motor factors, and more recently with a tech supplier to BMW.”

Nick Hayes, U.K. sales manager at TMD Friction, said: “TMD Friction continues to expand its expertise, and with Jake’s appointment, we’re perfectly placed to meet customer demand and support our commercial vehicle customers across the country.“

About – TMD Friction, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of brake linings for the automotive and brake industries. In addition to disc brake pads and drum brake linings for cars and commercial vehicles, the company’s product portfolio also includes brake pads for motor racing and industry-specific friction materials. TMD Friction supplies the worldwide spare parts market with the brands Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq, Nisshinbo and Bendix. It also develops and produces brake friction products for industry under the brand name Cosid. The compnay has four locations in Germany and others in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan and employs 4,500 people worldwide.