Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has expanded its Textar brand’s brake-pad and disc product offering with 13 new-to-range parts.

Three new brake pads are introduced to the Textar product lines covering six manufacturers across both passenger car and commercial vehicle applications, including Citroen, MAN, Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot, Porsche and Volkswagen.

Textar has also added nine new brake discs to its range for Audi, Cupra, Ford, Hyundai, KIA, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Ssangyong, Toyota and VW cars.

In addition to the new pads and discs added to the Textar range, a new ABS sensor becomes available this month for the (2010 >) Nissan Juke passenger car and Juke Van commercial vehicle.

Superior casting and complete surface coating ensure high performance, optimum safety and a long service life are the qualities reflected in Textar products.

Customers can be assured of high-end braking quality with Textar products, with each new part going through extensive testing and quality assurance over a three-year development cycle before being released. Knowledge gained from its original equipment development is cascaded to its aftermarket product lines, so customers know they’re getting the very best.

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, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq, Nisshinbo and Bendix. 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 4,500 people worldwide.