Friction Master®
Friction Master®

Headquartered in Chicago, Friction Master is a team of braking experts devoted to the highest quality of service for you.  We are enthusiasts who create top-quality braking products for fellow enthusiasts.

Our focus on brakes has allowed us to develop and refine the Friction Master brand for more than 30 years, earning the trust of both consumers and industry professionals. In our determination to deliver specific solutions to our customers, our Friction Master brand features four different lines of street pads to accommodate any budget or situation. Friction Master is a global brand, selling in North, Central and South America, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

What is more, Friction Master is one of the few companies to develop products for a wide variety of vehicles and needs — passenger cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and racing. Parts, packaging, customer service and tech support: in every area of our business, we strive for perfection.

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ABOUT OUR BRAND

Headquartered in Chicago, Friction Master is a team of braking experts devoted to the highest quality of service for you.  We are enthusiasts who create top-quality braking products for fellow enthusiasts.

Our focus on brakes has allowed us to develop and refine the Friction Master brand for more than 30 years, earning the trust of both consumers and industry professionals. In our determination to deliver specific solutions to our customers, our Friction Master brand features four different lines of street pads to accommodate any budget or situation. Friction Master is a global brand, selling in North, Central and South America, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

What is more, Friction Master is one of the few companies to develop products for a wide variety of vehicles and needs — passenger cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and racing. Parts, packaging, customer service and tech support: in every area of our business, we strive for perfection.

Designing and Cataloguing

The Friction Master® catalog is a state-of-the-art solution providing accurate data that eliminates returns and customer dissatisfaction. Our catalog is updated monthly or sometimes even weekly to include the newest applications on the market. And all of our designing and engineering work is done in the USA.

Research and Development

At Friction Master, we constantly search for better, improved friction materials and technologies. We were the first to introduce new applications, for example, before vehicles hit the independent aftermarket (IAM). We currently utilize the most advanced OE technologies such as positive molding, scorching, and multi-layer shims with VSS™(Vulcanized Silencing System) in disc brake pads. Enhanced iron materials and application-specific cooling vane configurations in brake disc rotors further demonstrate our commitment to innovation and exceptional quality.

Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Testing

Our manufacturing and quality control processes take place in the USA, Mexico and China. All manufacturing facilities are ISO/TS16949 certified with products certified for each local market such as AMECA (USA), ECE R90 (EU), EAC (Eurasian Customs Union), and many more. And Friction Master® tests its products exhaustively as well: in the lab, on the street and, most importantly, on the track.

Motorsport

Friction Master is committed to creating excellent products for the Motorsport industry, which we’re extremely passionate about. Our team of serious car enthusiasts regularly supports local enthusiasts and national racers.

Environment

Our brand is also devoted to responsibility and consciousness of our planet. Examples of this include our Copper-Free Brake Initiative in friction formulas per CA/WA regulations and our use of corrugated recycles packaging and water-based paints.

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Continents
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Offices worldwide
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Square feet of warehouse space
107354
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