Braking news: TMD Friction opens R&D facility


Automotive braking product manufacturer, TMD Friction, has opened a new UK research and development facility in Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire as part of its investment strategy into the independent aftermarket.

The R&D site comprises new offices, a high-specification vehicle workshop, a technical training area, and a private test track for road brake evaluation at low and high speeds, plus calibration and testing of new brake pads and products in development.

Ian Featherstone, research and development director at TMD Friction said, “We have had a successful start to our research and development programme at our new facility, which supports the development of safety-critical components, constantly develops our collective knowledge, and reinforces the need for innovation in braking friction material to deliver OE-equivalent parts to the automotive aftermarket.”

TMD Friction has already started to welcome customers to the R&D site, and is carrying out continual professional development courses at the premises to ensure its technical teams are properly trained to support customers in the commercial vehicle and passenger car aftermarkets.

TMD’s new R&D site includes a technical training area

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