TMD Friction

TMD Friction, is a leading global manufacturer of brake linings for the automotive and brake industries. Supplying the worldwide spare parts market with Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq and Nisshinbo brands.

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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 linings for motor racing and industry-specific friction materials. TMD Friction supplies the worldwide spare parts market with the brands Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq and Nisshinbo. TMD Friction also develops and produces friction linings 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.

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Textar reveals best practice tips for CV brake pad replacement

Braking specialists, TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has issued its best practice advice and handy tips designed to help technicians with the efficient replacement of commercial vehicle (CV) brake…...

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown races to Mini Challenge Championship victory

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown has secured third place in the JCW MINI CHALLENGE Championships for 2021....

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Textar expanding lock accessory kits now available for vans

Textar has extended its range with the technician in mind, launching seven expanding lock accessory kits for handbrake shoes, especially suitable for a number of popular van makes and models....

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Textar adds to premium braking products range

TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has launched two new brake disc references and eight additional expanding lock kits for handbrake shoes as part of its commitment to launching new-to-range…...

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Double Pembrey podium places for Newell & Wright Motorsport

Textar sponsored, Newell & Wright Motorsport, enjoyed another successful race weekend, with two podium finishes and a fifth and sixth finish at the penultimate 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC)…...

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MINTEX BACKS YOUTH PROJECT

TMD Friction, through its Mintex brand, has provided support to the Youth Education Project (YEP) in Leicester, a not-for profit social enterprise that provides a diverse learning environment for young…...

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Mintex Van Kit for LCV applications

Leading brake specialist TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, offers a Van Kit box engineered for light commercial vehicles (LCV) to keep fleet operators moving safely....

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Mintex launches dedicated racing website

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, has launched a new website https://mintex.com/mintex-racing/ dedicated to its racing heritage and high-performance products, offering an insight into why winners choose Mintex – and…...

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Newell & Wright Motorsport finds success at Snetterton

Newell & Wright Motorsport, sponsored by Textar, had a successful weekend at the latest 2021 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) race in Snetterton, securing three podium finishes....

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TMD Friction offers support to Martin House Hospice

TMD Friction UK has supported Martin House Hospice, based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, donating two branded rucksacks, two Bluetooth speakers and two teddies....

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Return of The CV Show welcomes TMD Friction

TMD Friction, via its brands Textar, Mintex and Don, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The CV Show 2021, showcasing its vast range of commercial vehicle (CV) and…...

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Textar Adds 76 New Parts to Expanding Braking Range

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has extended its ever-growing braking portfolio with 76 additions for the European market....

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TMD Friction´s Training Courses Receive Quality Approval – Braking Supplier to Offer High Quality, Independently Certified and Approved Courses

TMD Friction has successfully achieved the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation, offering businesses and industry personnel globally recognised approved training for the Independent Aftermarket (IAM)....

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TMD Friction supports automotive college as its workshops are ruined by fire

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, has donated supplies to Bridgwater & Taunton College after it was left devastated by a fire in its motor workshop....

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Coming to a town near you! The Textar trailer travelling 160,000KM every year

TMD Friction UK has successfully commissioned a Textar trailer, which will clock up more than 160,000 kilometres on the UK’s roads this year....

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TMD FRICTION CV WINS BEST SUPPLIER 2020

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Global Forum 2021....

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Mintex returns to MINI CHALLENGE race track in 2021

Mintex has renewed its sponsorship of the MINI CHALLENGE Championship for 2021. All cars in both the JCW and Cooper Classes will use Mintex racing brake pads and in the…...

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Textar launches new brake discs for CV market

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has introduced 70 new brake disc references for the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket, to meet the demand for optimum braking performance and safety....

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Mintex adds new products to its expanding range

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its expanding product range....

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GaraShield ‘must-have’ tool for independent garages, says Hayley Pells of Avia Autos

GaraShield, the new digital workflow platform exclusively distributed from TMD Friction, offers garages the ability to manage the complete customer and vehicle workshop journey, leading to increased efficiency and an…...

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Effectively measuring run out

Checking disc brake run out is a key part of the brake replacement process. It’s a vital check to ensure the safety of the driver and other road users, measuring…...

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Mintex kickstarts 2021 with new additions

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has launched five new brake pads, six brake discs and two brake shoe kits kickstarting its range extension plans for 2021....

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Textar ‘first to market’ with new brake pads and discs

TMD Friction has expanded its Textar product range by adding 12 new brake pads and eight brake discs to its ever-growing portfolio, some of which are first to market in…...

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Brake technology specialist TMD Friction rapidly expands its spare parts range

Broad market coverage is one of the crucial factors for success in the spare parts market. This goal remains a constant challenge, even for suppliers who are able to offer…...

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