TMD Friction Expands Retail Network Selling its Products

Source: TMD Friction

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. – Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its distribution network with the addition of three new retail chains operating across the United Kingdom.

TMD Friction’s renowned brake brand, Mintex, is now available in Antrim Auto Parts in Ireland and its premium brand, Textar, can be found in Blackburn-based Moffats Motor Accessories.

After stocking Mintex for a number of years, Leicester Auto Parts in the East Midlands now also offers Textar brake products too. Each distributor now stocks a full range of products from one of the company’s brands including brake pads and accessories.

As part of TMD Friction, both Textar and Mintex benefit from the OE manufacturer’s €30m investment in R&D each year. As part of this extensive R&D program, the company has developed its own unique formulations to ensure all of its brake pads are 100% copper free.

Nick Hayes, UK sales manager at TMD Friction, said: “TMD Friction is a trusted manufacturer with a well-established name within the industry. Our aftermarket braking solutions have a renowned reputation making them an attractive choice for stockists and factors.

“We are pleased to welcome the new stockist which have helped to enhance our long-established and ever-growing distributor network for a prosperous 2020.”

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, the company 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 and South Africa. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide.

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