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TMD Group brand Friction will present novelties in brake pads, canvases and shoes for motorcycles, light and heavy vehicles

Cobreq, a brand of TMD Friction, a company of the Nisshinbo group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world, will be present at the 14th Automec (International Fair of Autoparts, Equipment and Services) from 23 to 27 April in São Paulo Expo.  The company will expose the new technologies developed in brake pads, tarpaulins and shoes to serve motorcycles, light, commercial and heavy vehicles for the National and South American market.

One of the main innovations presented to the market will be the first brake pad with ceramic technology produced for motorcycles in Brazil. Developed jointly with Research and Development teams from Brazil, England and Germany, the ceramic insert serves high-octane and off-road motorcycle lines (for all types of terrain and motocross, supercross and enduro motorcyclists. benefits, the new pellet has excellent friction stability and increased durability, providing more safety and comfort to motorcyclists.

Another novelty that will be on display during Automec is the heavy-duty brake pad produced with a new friction material, which presents excellent efficiency results and high durability. Developed to meet truck and bus lines, the new product offers excellent durability, reducing fleet maintenance costs.

According to the marketing manager of TMD Friction do Brasil, Fábio Merighi, investments in products with new technologies further consolidate the position of Cobreq, which invests constantly in research and development to provide the market with ever more secure products with excellent performance.

“The new technologies were developed at the new TMD Friction – Cobreq plant in Salto, in the interior of São Paulo, to meet the most rigorous and severe applications of the two-wheeler segment, with the objective of delivering high performance products, quality and especially safety. All products have been properly tested in testing grounds and in the modern research and development center, installed in our factory to reach the market, meet the expectations of the consumer and raise the standard of safety and performance of vehicles, ” Merighi.

Automec, held every two years, is a business fair and stage of major launches and negotiation of the automotive sector. The event is the main dissemination platform in Latin America and expects to gather in 2019 more than 1,500 national and international brands, in addition to more than 75 thousand visitors from 62 countries. 


Automec Fair 2019
Date: April 23-27, 2019
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Local: São Paulo Expo Imigrantes
Adress: Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 – Água Funda – São Paulo/SP
For more information on the launch and other products of Cobreq, visit and consult the company’s catalog.


Cobreq is one of the brands of the TMD Friction group, the largest manufacturer of brake pads in the world. The company develops tarpaulins, shoes and brake pads covering light, heavy and motorcycle vehicles. Located in an area of 100,000 m², in Salto, in the interior of São Paulo, the plant represents one of the largest units of the TMD Friction group outside Europe. For more information, visit

About TMD Friction Group

TMD Friction, a group of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is the global leader in the manufacture of brake pads for the automotive industry. It also manufactures disc brake pads and drum brake linings for applications in a variety of vehicle types. Its product portfolio also includes sport brake pads as well as friction materials for this segment. TMD Friction serves the global spare parts market through the Textar, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq brands, as well as developing and producing friction linings for the industry under the brands Cosid and Dynotherm. TMD Friction Group has four manufacturing plants in Germany, as well as other units in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa. The group has over 5,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

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