TMD Friction

Troy, Mi 48084


About TMD Friction


1035 Crooks Road
Troy, Mi 48084

More Info on TMD Friction

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TMD FRICTION is the world’s leading manufacturer of brake friction materials to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises: disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and air disc brake pads & drum brake lining for commercial vehicles, together with friction materials for racing, rail and industrial applications.

TMD FRICTION had global sales in 2010 of $854 million US dollars. TMD FRICTION is the largest supplier in the world for the Original Equipment Market (OE) with a European market share of 60% in commercial vehicles.

TMD FRICTION is also the largest supplier of air disc brake pads to the commercial vehicle sector as well as supplying advanced brake technology to the motorsport market worldwide. Key wins include Daytona 500, Sebring, LeMans, Nurburgring 24 and the US Nascar series.

With a portfolio of global brands including: TEXTAR™, DON*, PAGID™, MINTEX™, COBREQ™ and COSID™, TMD FRICTION has market-leading positions in the global OE and OES markets and in the global replacement parts market, proudly serving customers like VIPAR Heavy Duty, Paccar, Navistar, Daimler, Volvo, DAF, Knorr-Bremse, Meritor, Bendix-Spicer and Webb Wheel among many others.

TMD FRICTION is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, and has 16 manufacturing facilities in nine countries in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North America, and South America and supplies over one million pieces of friction products per day to its wide array of customers throughout the world.

In 2011 TMD FRICTION was acquired by Nisshinbo Holdings, Inc, a €3 billion global corporation with a diversified technology portfolio, encompassing automotive brake components, textiles, paper products, chemicals, and mechatronics. Combining the Nisshinbo brake division with TMD FRICTION, creates the world’s largest brake friction manufacturer with total friction sales in excess of €1 billion and brings together over 6,000 employees dedicated to providing engineered solutions for all friction requirements.

It is the goal of both Nisshinbo and TMD to create the broadest geographic coverage of any brake friction manufacturer – with an unrivalled global presence with 24 plants covering NAFTA, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, India, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and South Africa.

Products & Press Releases

A TMD Friction Lab Tour: Dynamometer and explanation of dyno function and data gathered.

TMD announces dates for 2014 quarterly brake training classes

March 10, 2014
The one day class is free to all who attend. Lunch and training materials are also included. The remaining dates for 2014 are: May 14, August 13 and November 12.
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Chassis / Suspension / Steering

Textar Air Disc Brake Pads

June 27, 2012
TMD FRICTION offers the Textar Air Disc Brake Pads. TMD works closely with the vehicle and brake system manufacturers to engineer a range of friction materials that are specific...
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Product Guide

Textar Linings

June 27, 2012
TMD TEXTAR brand is a unique premium OE-quality product offering specifically designed for discerning long life focused customers and fleets.TMD TEXTAR modern formulas are specifically...
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Product Guide

Don Linings braking solutions

June 27, 2012
With a reputation for quality, TMD Don Linings remains at the forefront of friction technology, providing braking solutions for all types of commercial vehicles, trailers, buses...

Articles & News

TMD’s Textar T3070 brake pad material and Textar T5000 drum brake lining are the first TMC-approved replacement options for newer tractor designs with air disc brakes on steer axles and drum brakes on drive axles.

TMD Friction announces availability of new air disc brake friction material

Feb. 27, 2012
Replacement option for aftermarket brake linings


Earl Brown

Sales Manager, CV NAFTA

Russ Armer

Sales and Business Development Manager Aftermarket

John Thompson

CV Sales Manager

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