Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), has won the “Innovative Supplier of the Year Award” in the 11 February at the inaugural NEXUS Automotive International ceremony for its Eco- Friction® brake pads. The three day-long conference, hosted in Montreux, Switzerland, is presented by major auto parts distribution group, NEXUS Automotive International.
Eco-Friction is Federal-Mogul Motorparts environmentally-friendly, zero- and low-copper braking range. Developed as an OE technology for vehicle manufacturers, the product has since been launched into the aftermarket in 2015. Recent independent tests have shown that Eco-Friction pads are not only more ecological than copper-based components but also provide significant improvement in performance.
“Federal-Mogul Motorparts is pleased to supply vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket with an award-winning range of zero- and low-copper brake pads,” said Silvano Veglia, Product Director, Braking, EMEA Aftermarket, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “It is important to us that we provide our customers with ecological braking solutions that do not come at the expense of safety, performance or durability. Moreover all customers can benefit from the advantages of Eco-Friction brake pads which can be fitted as well to the new cars as to the old ones.”
As a developer of the latest brake technologies, Federal-Mogul Motorparts invested five years of research and development with over 150 engineers testing more than 1500 raw materials to identify and develop a new eco-friendly, copper substitute. The technology is currently OE fitment on vehicles such as the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class, with further OE announcements expected in 2016.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.fmmotorparts.com.
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