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Cobreq, a trademark of TMD Friction, a company of the Nisshinbo group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world, is among the brands recognized by the Inova 2019 – New Retail Industries Award. Awarded annually by Editora Novo Meio, the award aims to determine the most outstanding manufacturers in the market with auto parts retailers.

The eighth edition of the event was held on November 28 at the Sheraton WTC Hotel in Sao Paulo. Aftermarket Director of TMD Friction in South America, Fábio Merighi, who represented Cobreq at the event, received the plaque of recognition for the performance in the hands of Alcides Acerbi Neto, President of SICAP – Wholesale Trade Union, Importer, Exporter and Distributor of Parts, Bearings, Accessories and Components for Industry and Vehicles in the State of São Paulo.

In this eighth edition of the award, 500 retailers, including owners and managers of auto parts and service stores, were interviewed. In addition to the awards, the event also hosted the “Perspectives Inova 2020” Panel, bringing together experts and opinion makers in the fields of economics, politics and the market to discuss expectations for next year.

Cobreq is one of the brands of the TMD Friction group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world. The company develops pads, shoes and brake pads covering light, heavy and motorcycle vehicles. Located in an area of ​​100,000 m² in Salto, São Paulo countryside, the factory 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 a global leader in manufacturing brake pads for the automotive industry. It also manufactures disc brake pads and drum brake pads for applications on various types of vehicles. 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 Textar, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq, as well as developing and producing friction linings for the industry under the Cosid and Dynotherm brands. 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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