TMD Friction


With a workforce of 4,700 TMD Friction is the global leader in brake friction – developing technology that the world relies on for passenger cars, motorsport, commercial vehicles and industrial applications.

From our beginnings in 1878 as Walter Willson Cobbett Ltd. in Dundee, Scotland, our story has been one of innovation and growth.

We have been, responsible for many of the most significant advances in brake material and design, and performance and safety.

In the modern day, our products are trusted by the biggest brands in the automotive and industrial sectors – and over 200 million drivers every day.


TMD Friction has development and manufacturing locations in all the key global markets, including North America, Brazil, Europe, India, South East Asia, South Korea and Japan.

In fact, we are the only genuinely worldwide supplier of OE brake friction to the automotive industry.

Our philosophy is to connect with our customers wherever they do business – understanding their market, developing solutions that better suit their needs, responding faster, delivering great service, and improving efficiency.


Our product portfolio comprises brake discs, brake pads and drum brakes for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, together with friction materials for racing and industrial applications.

We are one of the biggest OE friction suppliers to the on-road automotive market, and one of the largest producers of air disc brake pads to the commercial vehicle sector.

Through our world-renowned brands – Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq – TMD Friction has a market-leading position in the global replacement parts market.