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10th Sindirepa-SP Award revealed the best brands evaluated by automotive repairers

In a ceremony held on May 28, COBRAQ, a brand of TMD Friction, a company of the Nisshinbo group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world, was voted Best Brake Pad Brand at the 10th Sindirepa-SP: Best of the Year. This is the sixth consecutive year that COBREQ is evaluated as a Gold category – the Best Brand of Brake Pads – at the awards, a recognition for the company that works on the development of security-focused technologies.

In this 10th edition of the Sindirepa-SP Prize, the best brands of 19 categories among auto parts, accessories and products were revealed, according to research carried out by CINAU – Automotive Intelligence Center, made up of 335 businessmen and repairers in the automotive sector.

In the survey of Sindirepa-SP, the repairers evaluated, among the questions, the quality, availability and service. The companies classified in the first three positions received Gold, Silver and Bronze stamps, which could be used in promotional material for one year.

“This award is an important recognition of the work of all employees of our company, which is always focused on technology, quality and information to the professional in the segment of automotive repair. Developing products that are reliable and that guarantee greater safety to users is the best way to strengthen our brands and gain industry recognition, “says Edilson Jaquetto, president of TMD Friction do Brasil.

The Sindirepa-SP Award is a way to bring the recognition of vehicle repairers to suppliers of auto parts and services related to the workshops for the quality of products and excellence in service.


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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