TMD Friction Restructures Textar ABS Sensors Business

LEVERKUSEN, Germany–TMD Friction has restructured the sale and distribution of its Textar ABS sensors.

The ABS sensors from TMD Friction’s European aftermarket central warehouse in Leverkusen-Hitdorf will immediately start shipping to Textar customers. This means that customers will receive even more products during brake servicing via one streamlined order process.

The Textar product range includes more than 250 ABS sensors and is continually being expanded. The brake specialist company currently covers a large portion of the vehicle market in the DACH region. TMD Friction offers both active and passive ABS sensors, which determine wheel speed either using their own power supply or through inductive measurements.

“Textar customers can now obtain their ABS sensors directly from our European central warehouse in Leverkusen-Hitdorf. After our move to the new central warehouse, we decided to use the newly gained storage space to assume responsibility for the independent distribution of our products. This enables us to better respond to customer requirements and provide them with all components for a successful brake service directly from a single source,” explains Patrick Baßiere, Global Category Manager.

TMD Friction, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is one of the global leaders in brake pad manufacture for the automotive and brake industry. Alongside disc brake pads and drum brake linings for cars and commercial vehicles, the product portfolio also includes motorsport brake pads as well as friction materials for industry. TMD Friction supplies the global spare parts market through brands such as Textar, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq. TMD Friction also develops and produces friction linings for industry under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm. The TMD Friction Group has four sites in Germany, with more in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa, and employs around 5,000 staff worldwide. For more information, visit

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