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Cobreq, TMD Friction’s brand, ended with a positive balance in its participation in Autonor 2019 – Northeast Automotive Technology Fair, which took place between September 11 and 14, in Olinda (PE). The visitation at the booth and the public profile exceeded the company’s expectations.

During Autonor, Cobreq exhibited its complete portfolio of automotive solutions and highlighted the new technologies developed in brake pads, pads and shoes for motorcycles, light and heavy duty vehicles. Among the news, the company presented the brake pad with ceramic technology produced for motorcycles in Brazil, as well as shoe launches for various car models.

Fábio Merighi, aftermarket director of TMD Friction in South America, underscores the importance of Cobreq’s presence in an event that is consolidated as one of the most important in the segment in the country. “Direct contact with the automotive chain during Autonor enables the brand to expand and consolidate in the Northeast and throughout Brazil. The movement at the booth was above expectations and the decision-making audience guaranteed good business, ”he says.


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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