All new vehicles are equipped with OE friction braking products, comprising of the brake disc and brake pad set. When it comes to replacing these safety-critical components, we recommend that Original Equipment products are fitted in accordance with vehicle manufacturers’ specifications.
Friction braking suppliers
Imperial Engineering is an Authorised Distributor for Knorr-Bremse, Meritor and Wabco friction braking systems, the three primary OEMs when it comes to friction products.
We are also distributors for TMD Friction, one of the world’s largest OE manufacturers of brake friction materials and who provide friction material to Knorr-Bremse, Meritor and Wabco for OE products. TMD Friction brands include the leading Textar OEM brand and the DON aftermarket brake pad programme which represents an optimal solution for a cost-effective product.
Textar friction products for buses are a perfect combination of superior braking performance, long service life and low disc and drum wear. Products such as Textar’s T7400 friction material continues to be the top OE choice for buses, thanks to its unrivalled wear characteristics. The Textar range includes high quality brake pads and discs, as well as a comprehensive range of wear indicators and accessories.
Each friction material in the DON range is designed to complement the needs of specific vehicles and their braking system. DON offers a full ECE R90 approved brake pad range that provides maximum vehicle parc coverage. DON brake pads are supported by a comprehensive range of wear indicators and accessories.
Right part for the right application
Do the brake pads on your buses wear out faster quicker than anticipated? The problem could be more serious than just high replacement costs, as vehicle safety could be compromised. A quick check to see if you are fitting the correct brake pads will save you money and assure optimal braking performance.
Brake output at the wheel can only be assured if the correct grade of friction material is used. This is a safety-critical factor and no compromise should be made. Imperial Engineering always recommends brake pads with OE friction material to ensure maximum safety and performance standards, as found on the vehicle when new.