Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — Braking friction specialists TMD Friction have been named as runner up in leading U.K. motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts’ Supplier of the Year awards.

Recognizing efforts in parts availability, technical support and customer service throughout 2021, the award was presented at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) offices in Birmingham.

Nick Hayes, U.K. sales manager at TMD Friction, said: “TMD Friction was delighted to be among such esteemed company as a nomination for these awards, so it’s a real feather in our cap to be named as runner up.

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“We have strived to meet and exceed the standards required to overcome the challenges that the last two years has thrown at us to deliver exceptional customer support, availability of quality parts and technical support, so it’s nice to recognize our whole team’s efforts with this runner-up title.”

Craig McCracken, group factor manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, said: “It’s always a pleasure to recognize our suppliers’ service to our ever-expanding branch network.”

The awards reflected more than 10 companies’ outstanding efforts during 2021 across several categories including ease of ordering, availability of stock, warranty handling and technical support.

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. The company 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 USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan and employs 4,500 people worldwide.