TMD Friction Holdings GmbH

Company Profile



Schlebuscher Str. 99 51381 Leverkusen, Germany

Business Overview

-The Company is a major manufacturer of automotive brake friction materials, with a global market share of approximately 15%. Its product portfolio includes disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as friction materials for racing and industry.

-The Company supplies the global replacement parts market with the brands Textar, Pagid, Mintex, Don and Cobreq.

-In November 2011, the Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings.


Friction materials
Disc brake pads
Drum brake linings


2000 Establishment of TMD Friction with the brands Textar, Mintex
and Don by management buyout
2001 Acquisition of Rutgers Automotive with the brands Pagid,
Cobreq and Cosid; expansion to Brazil, Mexico and China
2004 Opening of the R&D center in Troy/USA; establishment of TMD
Friction Japan K.K.
2006 Foundation of TMD Friction Romania S.R.L
2009 Acquisition of the business by its senior management team and Pamplona Capital Management, a UK-based investment fund.
2010 Acquisition of Eurofriction Limited (Scotland).
2010 Acquisition of bt Bremsen Technik GmbH (Germany/USA).
2011 Nisshinbo Holdings acquired 100% ownership of the company.

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