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The ninth and final stage of 2019 Copa Truck takes place Sunday, December 8, at the Interlagos Circuit in São Paulo (SP). To compete in the grand finale, the trucks hit the track with front and rear brake pads produced by Cobreq, a trademark of TMD Friction, a Nisshinbo group company.

Cobreq brake pads were present throughout the 2019 season races. Extremely demanding when facing critical situations during an hour of racing, the parts are developed with high technology to withstand temperatures that can exceed 500 ° C, depending on the circuits.

The use of suitable, quality components enables better performance for race trucks, which use brakes repeatedly at high speeds and require greater friction stability over various temperature and pressure ranges in the brake system..  

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, 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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