Textar Partners with the IMI For 3rd Consecutive Year


Source: TMD Friction

HARTLETPOOL, U.K. – Premium brake brand, Textar, has continued to support the IMI Skill Auto 2020-2021 competition for the third consecutive year.

The Skill Auto is a skills competition that can be entered by students and apprentices studying towards level three in automotive technology, body repair, refinishing and heavy vehicle engineering. The aim of the competition is to nurture young talent and to find the best budding mechanics within the U.K.

As well as sponsoring the competition, Textar offers hands-on experience to the students and IMI member events by hosting informative training talks and college visits.

Commenting on Textar’s involvement in the competition, David Massie MIMI, Skills Competition Manager, said: “We would not be able to deliver the high standard of competition expected from us without the support from organisations like TMD Friction which brings specialist knowledge and expertise, helping us ensure we are following the latest procedures and practices in the challenges we set our competitors. The Skill Auto team is very grateful for the enthusiasm from people like Scott Irwin and his colleagues who have been outstanding in their commitment, not only to the competitions, but to enhancing the whole experience for all participants.”

Scott Irwin MIMI, Head of Technical Training at TMD, added: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the IMI over the years. The team is incredibly dedicated to helping aspiring mechanics, which is something we are very passionate about as a company. Student mechanics are the future of the industry, so it’s important that they learn the correct techniques and best practice to keep themselves, and drivers, safe in the workshop and out on the road.”

Textar also contributes to The IMI’s student portal, a resource for young mechanics to learn more about mechanical tasks, along with the technical processes and best practice that underpins them.

Steve Nash, Chief Executive at the IMI concluded: “TMD Friction are a great partner, who share our values with regard to the development and nurturing of young talent in our industry.  We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

About TMD Friction

TMD Friction is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of brake friction materials to the automotive and brake industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with friction materials for racing and industrial applications.

With its brands Textar, Mintex, DON, Pagid and Cobreq, TMD Friction has a market-leading position in the global replacement parts market. Under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm, TMD Friction develops and produces friction materials for industrial applications. TMD Friction has four operations in Germany as well as in Europe, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. For further information please visit www.tmdfriction.com.

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