Source: TMD Friction announcement

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — TMD Friction has been named nominated for the Institute of Motor Industry’s (IMI) 2022 awards, in the Partner of the Year category.

The braking friction specialist has been recognized in one of six categories comprising businesses that have demonstrated commitment and passion in the automotive sector.

Scott Irwin MIMI, Head of Technical Training at TMD Friction, said: “TMD Friction is delighted to be nominated in the Partner of the Year category amongst some of the stand-out talent in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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“As a company, we have strived to meet and exceed the standards required to overcome the challenges that the last two years has thrown at us and being nominated for an IMI award goes some way to recognize those efforts.”

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI said: “The automotive sector has faced unprecedented challenges since the beginning of 2020, yet these exceptional circumstances have been met head on with incredible fortitude across the breadth of our industry. It is this spirit that has raised the bar for our awards judges this year.”

A successful 2021 culminated in the company taking runner-up honors at the end of year Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Pride of the Aftermarket awards, in the Commercial Vehicle Supplier category.

Winners will be announced at the prestigious IMI Dinner event, to be held on March 17th, at London’s InterContinental Hotel.

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. The company 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.