Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — TMD Friction has pledged its support to established parts distributor Fleet Factors by wrapping two of its delivery vans with its iconic Mintex and Textar branding.

Covering the Teesside area, Fleet Factors, a family-run business, began trading nearly 50 years ago in 1975, supplying truck and trailer parts, car and van parts, lubricants and consumables along with refinish products.

By supporting Fleet Factors, the Mintex and Textar brands will gain additional exposure to a high number of road users, helping to raise awareness of its high-quality and prestigious braking components.

Nick Hayes, U.K. sales manager at TMD Friction said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Fleet Factors and are keen to support the company and its customers as best as possible. Our distributor customers are incredibly important to us and therefore it’s important that we are proactive in providing them with marketing support, technical know-how and any useful materials or resources to help them communicate our brand messages in the most efficient way.

“By wrapping these vans with our eye-catching branding, we are able to work towards achieving our goal of spreading awareness of the Mintex and Textar brands to a wider audience.”

Fleet Factors now has more 300 employees in 21 branches, with more than 100 Stores Management sites nationwide, and has gained accreditations of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for its dedication to the business and customers.

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. TMD Friction 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.