TEXTAR is the brand of the TMD Friction Group. TEXTAR was founded more than 80 years ago in Leverkusen, Germany, as a sales company.

In 1934 TEXTAR started to produce brake pads, and just in 10 years it supplied the German automotive industry with them. TEXTAR, as the first manufacturer of friction materials, started delivering its brake pads to the conveyors and became a leading company in the market.

In 1980 TEXTAR developed the first non-asbestos brake pads and made a substantial contribution towards the protection of the environment. Within a few years the non-asbestos brake pads began to be supplied to the assembly lines.

Today, TEXTAR offers braking systems for 99% of all European commercial vehicles. Thus, TEXTAR is the ‘number one’ supplier to the vehicle manufacturers.

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