Source: TMD Friction announcement

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has launched two new brake disc references and eight additional expanding lock kits for handbrake shoes as part of its commitment to launching new-to-range products, first to market.

The new Textar brake disc references cover popular passenger car applications, including Mercedes Benz A-CLASS, A-CLASS Saloon, B-CLASS Sports Tourer, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, GLA and GLB (2018), and Mazda CX-30 (2020).

Textar’s brake discs reflect the quality standards of a market leader. Superior casting and complete surface coating ensure high performance, optimum safety and a long service life.

Textar has also added new references to its expanding lock kits for handbrake shoes, suitable for a wide range of vehicle applications, including popular makes such as Hyundai, KIA, Nissan, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford USA, Jeep, Lancia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Daihatsu, Lexus, Scion, Citroen, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Subaru.

Textar’s latest launch provides the automotive aftermarket with access to Original Equipment (OE) quality braking solutions.

At Textar the focus is always on premium quality. The brand spends up to three years developing, testing and releasing each new OE product. The knowledge gained from the development of the original equipment part is transferred across to its aftermarket program. So, with Textar, customers can be sure they are getting the best.

This uncompromising approach has been the very ethos of Textar for more than 100 years. And it is the reason why Textar remains a trusted partner to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers today.

About TMD Friction

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, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq. TMD Friction also develops and produces brake friction products for industry under the brand name Cosid. The TMD Friction Group has four locations in Germany and others in Europe, the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan and employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide.