The Best Brake Pads Manufacturers & Distributors in 2024

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The Top 10 Best Brake Pads Manufacturers & Distributors In 2024

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what’s the brake pads

Brake pads are a vital component of a vehicle’s braking system. They are flat, metal-backed plates with a friction material bonded to their surface. When you press the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is applied to the brake caliper, which clamps the brake pads against the spinning brake rotor (or brake drum in some cases).

This friction between the brake pads and the rotor or drum generates the necessary stopping force to slow down or stop the vehicle. Brake pads undergo significant wear and tear over time due to the friction involved, so they need to be regularly inspected and replaced when worn to ensure safe braking performance

brake pads Global demand in 2023

The research report on the global automotive brake pads market is based on the economic, policy, and technological environment of the global automotive brake pads market, following a timeline that combines historical trends with forecasts for the projected period. The report indicates that the global automotive brake pads market reached a size of 6.097 billion yuan in 2022, with the Chinese automotive brake pads market reaching 1 billion yuan. It is forecasted that by 2028, the global automotive brake pads market will reach a size of 7.199 billion yuan. During the period from 2023 to 2028, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is estimated to be 2.73%.

Transportation, highlighting the increasing demand for the brake pads industry. Consequently, more enterprises are expected to join the ranks of brake pad production or distribution. Now, let’s unveil the 20 influential and competitive global brands in 2024;

the list of  brake pads manufacturers and distributors

Here are the top 5 influential global brake pad brands in 2024: for manufacturers and distributors.

brembo manufacturer
brembo

Brembo S.p.A

Primary Products: Bike brake pads & discs, car brake pads & rotors  

BremboBrembo is an acknowledged world leader and innovator in the field of automotive disc brake technology, The company supplies high-performance braking systems to the premier makers of automobiles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles worldwide. The company sells over 1,300 products across the world and has a presence in both OEMs and aftermarket. It is also a prominent brake system supplier to racing events such as F1, MotoGP, and IndyCar series.

you can look through the Brembo website to check more details.

akebono
akebono

Akebono

Primary Products: ULTRA-PREMIUM BRAKE PADS, BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT for Asia vehicles, Dometic vehicles, European vehicles, and performance vehicles.

Akebono manufactures a wide range of brake friction materials and foundation brake assemblies, including disc brake calipers and drum brakes, as well as latest technology EPB braking (electric park brakes), all employing the Akebono Production System (APS). The APS approach features proven quality control techniques to guarantee minimal process variation in all phases of production. Embraced throughout the organization, APS enables the company to consistently achieve nearly zero defects per million parts produced. all brake pads or kits made in USA.

Explore  the line of Ultra-Premium Brake Pads, designed by Akebono OE engineers to meet the needs of our aftermarket customers. You’ll find that Akebono truly is The Essence of Braking®. And get the safety, reliability and performance that only a global leader in brake products can provide.

EBC brakes
EBC brakes

EBC Brakes

Primary Products: brake pads /discs and rotors for Automotive, Motorcycle, Scooter, Bicycle, Racing, and UTV and other accessories.

With a worldwide workforce of over 400 people, EBC Brakes is an independently owned and managed leader in the brake market, proud of its customers, its products, its success, and its people.

EBC Brakes produces the largest range of brake pads and brake discs in the world, with over 5000 part numbers for every type of moving vehicle. EBC Brakes are made in one of its two specialist factories in the UK and USA. The majority of EBC brake discs or brake rotors are also made in the UK.

Including brake pads /discs and rotors for Automotive, Motorcycle, Scooter, Bicycle, Racing, and UTV. 

ate
ate

ATE

Primary Products: Disc brake pads, brake discs, brake drums, brake fluid, hydraulic parts, clutch parts, and wheel speed sensors.

ATE has more than 100 years of experience – ATE brand is one of the oldest and most successful in the brakes market today. They are naturally proud of this tradition and proud that they are part of Continental, one of the largest and most influential automotive suppliers in the world.

Continental develops intelligent technologies to move people and their goods. As an international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industry partner, the Group offers sustainable, safe, convenient, individual and affordable solutions.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2023, Continental generated sales of €41,4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 56 countries and markets.

Brands in the independent aftermarket

The commercial vehicle and trading activities of Continental are combined in the business area Smart Mobility (SMY). The following product brands are sold there:

  • Continental
  • VDO
  • ATE
  • Galfer
wagner brakes
wagner

Wagner Brake

Primary Products: brake pads, lighting, Fluids, rotors 

Wagner® is the innovator in braking technologies for passenger cars, medium-duty, and commercial applications. Wagner sets industry standards with leading engineering expertise and a commitment to ensuring that our parts deliver superior braking performance. With comprehensive coverage, Wagner Brake provides all the components necessary for a complete brake repair. Our premium products offer exceptional quality for all the latest applications.

Wagner® lighting products have been on the leading edge of auto lighting since the development of the sealed-beam headlamp. With an exclusive focus on automotive lighting, customers benefit from proven expertise in engineering and manufacturing OE components for the world’s major automotive manufacturers. With comprehensive coverage, Wagner is enhancing driving visibility and safety for all your automotive replacement lighting needs.

bosch brake pads
bosch

BOSCH

Primary Products: QuietCast™ Premium Disc Brake Rotors, QuietCast™ Premium Disc Brake Pads; Euroline Brake Pads; Blue Disc Brake Pads; Police Pursuit Brake Pads; Blue Brake Shoes; Hydro-Boost® Power Brake Assembly; QuietCast™ Medium Duty Brake Pads; Severe Duty Brake Pads

With over 130 years of experience in the automotive industry, Bosch continues to lead the way in automotive innovation by inventing and developing quality products and solutions that focus on customer needs, shaping the future, and the continued pursuit of excellence.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket offers a comprehensive portfolio of unmatched solutions for every job. From diverse diagnostic solutions and OE-quality auto parts to industry-leading software and unmatched vehicle coverage, to innovative charging, repair, and maintenance tools. Bosch has solutions for every shop.

ACDelco brake pads
ACDelco

ACDelco

Primary Products: BRAKE DRUM & ROTORS; BRAKE HYDRAULICS; BRAKE PADS & SHOES; 

For more than 100 years,† General Motors has pushed the limits of transportation and technology, and they’re proud to have helped drive that innovation. GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco are proud to work together as the only source for true General Motors Original Equipment and aftermarket parts. Our roots empower us. ACDelco has been at the forefront of automotive innovation since the birth of GM in 1908, but a strong start in automotive wasn’t enough. They’ve helped a woman fly around the world and a man traverses the surface of the moon. However, our history isn’t half as promising as our future as we continue to go forward with GM Genuine Parts by our side to offer and grow our technical training and rewards programs. From the assembly line to the finish line, GM technological innovation and improvement continue to build with GM Original Equipment as our foundation.

General Motors drivers value confidence in their vehicles, the premium parts that help keep them on the road, and the professionals that maintain and repair them. GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco are proud to work together as the only source for true General Motors Original Equipment and aftermarket parts. That’s a responsibility they don’t take lightly, as they constantly strive to earn drivers’ vote of confidence by: Building and innovating on the quality of GM Parts Providing drivers with assurance as they stand behind our work Constantly supporting the trained professionals that help keep you on the road Innovation brings challenge and opportunity, and They’re suiting up for both. When it comes to the evolving maintenance, repair, collision, and powertrain needs of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, only GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco offer true GM Original Equipment built for what’s next. That’s why with GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco – Certainty Starts Here.

ferodo brake pads
ferodo

Ferodo

Primary Products: Premium brake pads, Rotors; 

Ferodo is a leading, European based, internationally-recognized brand and favorite of the aftermarket. Our product range includes advanced technology brake pads, brake discs, lined shoes, and brake fluids, as well as racing and high-performance products and accessories. Our brake pads are offered to the North American aftermarket.

They are passionate about progress and bold innovation has fueled our success. 17 globally-networked technology centers enable us to bring breakthroughs in advanced technology and innovation to original equipment (OE) manufacturers and to the aftermarket. they have secured thousands of patents as we work to bring advanced technologies for cleaner engines and enhanced safety and comfort

Forerunner on the market, ECO-FRICTION® is the result of 5 years of dedicated Research with 1,500 materials tested and 25 different new components.

ECO-FRICTION® MAKES IT GREENER FOR BEST-IN-CLASS PERFORMANCE WITH THIS TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

Green materials for a greener product & a significant reduction of fine particle emissions

  • Noise suppression
  • Increased safety
  • Best-in-class performance results

AS GREAT AS A FERODO®PREMIER PAD, MINUS THE COPPER

  • ECO-FRICTION®Brake tested on 6 popular vehicle models: consistency of performance results ascertained
  • Up to 17% more stopping power than competitors’ brands on selected vehicles makes the Eco-Friction®pad the best product with a technical innovation already approved and adopted by vehicle manufacturers.

ALREADY APPROVED BY PREMIUM CAR BRANDS

Fitted as Original Equipment on Mercedes-Benz C-Class since March 2014 and Audi A4 since September 2015.

bendix brake kit
bendix

Bendix

Primary Products: BENDIX PREMIUM brake kit, BENDIX PRIORITY 1 brake kit; BENDIX FLEET METLOCK kit

The history of the Bendix brand has been highlighted by a long list of major product contributions to the automotive industry for over a century. The success of the Bendix® brand has been the result of many major product contributions to the automotive, aviation, aerospace and transportation industries for nearly a century. With brakes on cars, buses, trucks, trailers, airplanes, golf carts, farm and construction equipment – and even bicycles, Bendix is one of the best-known names in the transportation industry.

MAT Holdings has been manufacturing the Bendix brand of light and medium-duty brake products since 2014. MAT Auto Group, part of MAT Holdings, is a leading global manufacturer of friction, cast iron (braking & transmission), and ride control products for OEM, OES, and aftermarket light, medium, & heavy duty vehicle markets.

MAT Auto Group brings to Bendix the latest in brake technology, global manufacturing, and first-to-market coverage in the light and medium-duty vehicle markets. In addition, MAT Auto Group consists of a family of companies representing a true vertically integrated supply chain. Our vertical integration allows us to control the materials, processes, and quality from raw materials to finished products and deliver those products to our multi-channel distributors on a consistent basis.

TEXTAR brake pads
TEXTAR

TEXTAR

Primary Products: Brake pads, brake discs, brake linings,  brake drums, brake shoes, ABS sensors

Textar provides premium OE braking for every type of current and future requirement in the worldwide car parc. Whatever the driving conditions, Textar ensures best-in-class performance, comfort, and safety, along with maximum environmental and regulatory compliance  –  providing total confidence for distributors, workshops, and drivers alike.

From super-minis to heavy trucks, hybrids to fully electric vehicles, Textar covers more vehicles than any other braking brand in the aftermarket.

ketulla manufacturer
Ketulla Logo

KETULLA

Primary Products: Ceramic brake pads, semi metallic brake pads, low metallic brake pads, truck break pads

 Ketulla Company has been established for 24 years since its inception in 2000. We prioritize product research and development as well as product quality, which are the reasons why the company has been able to operate successfully until now. Additionally, we are honored to be a leading member of the China Friction Materials Association and one of the organizations involved in drafting national standards for friction materials in China. We remain steadfast in our commitment to innovation and research, continuously striving to meet market demands.

We have established strong cooperative relationships with customers in 32 countries and regions worldwide, with a portfolio of over 13,200 collaborating brands. We remain committed to providing OEM customized services. Our primary product range includes ceramic brake pads, semi-metallic brake pads, and low metallic brake pads designed for both light vehicles and commercial vehicles. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive selection of 2,351 different pad models, covering approximately 98% of vehicles and trucks globally.

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