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COBREQ HISTORY AND BRAKING

TECHNOLOGY OVER TIME

Cobreq Chronology

Check out the facts that marked our history.

1961

Started as a dive material factory

 

COBREQ, Cia. Brasileira de Equipamentos S.A. was founded on October 28, 1961, in the city of São Paulo, by the Portuguese immigrant Manoel Joaquim D’Almeida. Initially, the factory produced products for diving.

1962

With the growing automotive market, the group strategy shifted

With the growing automotive market, the group strategy shifted its focus, in 1962 COBREQ started producing friction materials and brake lining for the automotive industry.

1969

A pioneer in the country in brake pads

 

COBREQ became a pioneer in the manufacture of disc brake pad in Brazil.

1975

80.000 m² plot

 

moved to Indaiatuba, São Paulo, which also initiates the production of products for the motorcycle segment

1984

Creates Brazil’s first asbestos-free brake pad

Produced for the Ford Escort, the first asbestos-free brake pad, a pioneer in the national auto parts industry.

2001

ISO 14001 Certification IATF 16.949

COBREQ was acquired by the German group TMD Friction, one of the largest producers of friction materials in the world, with 15 plants in 10 countries, including Germany and the United States. The group maintained the established brand COBREQ in its portfolio.

2011

Become a Worldwide Company

COBREQ becomes part of the Nisshinbo Group (the world’s largest manufacturer of friction material) and has been conquering important projects in the original equipment (assembler) and IAM (replacement) markets in Latin America.

2017

Built area of 33,000m², Land of 100,000 m²

Moves to Salto, São Paulo.

2024

Stock Car Pro Series

Cobreq announces its continued sponsorship as the supplier of brake pads for Stock Car Pro Series 2024.

Continuous Evolution

Times and automotive technology may have changed over the generations, but Cobreq has evolved with the only goal since
1962 – the development of safe braking technology.