Source: TMD Friction announcement
HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — TMD Friction UK has successfully commissioned a Textar trailer, which will clock up more than 160,000 kilometers on the U.K.’s roads this year.
The Lawrence David trailer – fully Textar liveried with its famous yellow and black colors promoting its passenger car and commercial vehicle original-equipment (OE) quality pedigree and brake technology – will join the 350 strong fleet of logistics provider The Green Group, which transports products up and down U.K. roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as well as having warehousing capacity for more than 40,000 pallets at their facility in Trafford Park, Manchester.
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The trailer has already proved popular on Textar social media channels and more activity including competitions is planned shortly.
The 13.6-meter-long trailer offers capacity for up to 52 pallets and will also be used to promote Textar at various U.K. events including motor racing, such as the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC).
Pete Osborne, CEO of The Green Group, said: “We want to work with the best brands and we are selective about what branded trailers we have. Textar, through its commitment to the commercial vehicle and transport industry, is the perfect choice and we’re delighted to be able to take the brand to new destinations over the coming months.”
Scott Irwin, Head of Technical Training of TMD Friction UK, added: “The trailer represents an exciting opportunity to promote our passenger car and commercial vehicle braking ranges and we’re delighted to have partnered with a leader in UK logistics in Green Group. The Textar trailer forms part of our marketing campaign for 2021 and beyond, ensuring more people see the brand, which offers confidence throughout the entire automotive supply chain.”
For passenger car applications, the Textar braking range includes more than 1,600 disc brake pads and more than 1,600 brake discs. The brake disc range is manufactured in strict accordance to OE tolerances and meets the ECE R90-requirements covering 99 percent of the European vehicle parc.
On commercial vehicle applications, Textar friction products offer a perfect combination of superior braking performance, long service life and low disc and drum wear. For drum brake applications, more than 70 percent of all commercial vehicles in Europe are fitted with Textar brake linings as standard.