Source: TMD Friction announcement

LEVERKUSEN, Germany – TMD Friction has expanded its Textar product range by adding 12 new brake pads and eight brake discs to its ever-growing portfolio, some of which are first to market in the automotive aftermarket. 

Textar’s range of brake pads includes more than 1,600 references, providing the aftermarket with access to Original Equipment (OE) performance braking solutions.

Three new recent introductions are first to market for the trade including pads for the Porsche Cayenne (2017-2021) and Coupe (2019-2021) and Mercedes-Benz GLA (2020-2021) and GLB (2019-2021).

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Other new versions cover popular vehicle makes and models including: Audi A8 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio; BMW 5, 7, 8 series, X3, X5, X6 & X7; Citroen Berlingo; Hyundai i30; KIA Ceed; Land Rover Discovery and Sport; Mazda 3 and Peugeot Partner.

Also introduced are eight new brake discs, with the brand being first to market on the new Volvo XC40 (2017-2021). Other new references cover Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota applications.

Textar recognizes that the optimum braking result can only be achieved with brake discs precisely tailored to the brake pad.

The Textar brake disc range is manufactured in strict accordance to OE tolerances and meets the ECE R90-requirements and there are more than 1650 references for the passenger vehicle sector, covering almost 100 percent of the European motor vehicle parc.

The new-to-range parts significantly boasts the brand’s availability, allowing Textar to remain ahead of the competition and ensure its customers always have access to the most up-to-date parts, first.

Workshops can find out more about the latest TMD Friction products online via the Textar Brakebook online catalogue (https://textar.com/en/brakebook/). Along with expert search functions, regular updates and downloadable personalized catalogues, the Textar Brakebook catalogue automatically displays new-to-range items after each data update.

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.