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In addition to having the confidence of consumers and professionals in the automotive sector, most cars manufactured in Brazil leave the automakers with original Cobreq inserts

Cobreq, the brand of TMD Friction, a company of the Nisshinbo group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world, closes the first half of 2019 with the achievement of important awards, which recognize the brand’s investment in technology, quality, safety and attendance.

In June, the company received the Autop of Mind 2019 trophy, awarded by Editora Novo Meio. According to research conducted in nine major Brazilian capitals, Cobreq was singled out as the first brand to come to mind when talking about brake pads and brake linings. In total, 1,050 people, including automotive repairers and vehicle owners, were interviewed.

Another significant recognition occurred in May, with the conquest of the 10th Sindirepa-SP – Best of the Year Award. At the opportunity, Cobreq was elected the Best Brand of Brake Pads, according to research by CINAU – Automotive Intelligence Center among 335 entrepreneurs and repairers in the automotive sector. The brand received the award for the sixth consecutive year.

According to Edilson Jaquetto, president of TMD Friction do Brasil, the awards reaffirm the company’s commitment to investing constantly in innovation, offering products of quality and safety, as well as providing information to the professional in the automotive repair segment. “The achievements demonstrate that we are on the right track, with a well-positioned and consolidated brand,” he says.

Besides having consumer preference and being among the most remembered by professionals in the industry, the brand also has the confidence of the automakers, since most cars made in Brazil leave the factories with original Cobreq inserts. This all strengthens the reliability of the products, developed with high technology and produced with high quality, which guarantees a good functioning of the system of brakes and safety for the passengers. 


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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