TRADITION FOR THE FUTURE

Tradition for the future

Textar has been a synonym for premium friction products for 100 years. Founded in 1913 as a sales company, the brand of the TMD Friction Group stands for high quality, optimum safety and highest braking comfort worldwide.

History has shown that Textar pads and linings have not only conquered the road, they have also been successful in motor racing. In the legendary Mercedes Silver Arrow, they helped Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio achieve victories in the 1950s, including Grand Prix wins on the Nürburgring, in Italy and in Buenos Aires. A thank-you letter from Mercedes tells of the successful collaboration.

In the high performance sector, TMD Friction’s Textar pads are the first choice for vehicles fitted with carbon ceramic brake discs. And with good reason, since these pads have been developed in close collaboration with the disc manufacturer to find the perfect match for this friction partner.

Today, Textar offers the widest range of products and services for passenger cars currently built in the market. In the commercial vehicles sector, 70% of vehicles with drum brakes, and 50% of those with disc brakes, leave the assembly line fitted with Textar friction products.

The trend in vehicle engineering and the development of Textar friction products is currently towards increasing both drive comfort and environmental compatibility. Products that cause less brake dust and low noise, that are lighter and therefore reduce consumption, are no dreams of the future for Textar. They are already successful in the spare parts market through the TEXTAR EPAD, and in the commercial vehicles sector through the TEXTAR LIGHT-WEIGHT BACKING PLATES.

A LONG HISTORY THAT STARTED OVER 100 YEARS AGO…

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1900
2015
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Audi TTS Roadster
Audi Q3, Q7
BMW 2, 3, X1
Ford Ka
Mercedes GLC
Mercedes AMG GT
VW Caddy, Touran
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2014
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MERCEDES G-CLASS
AUDI A3
BMW 3, i3, M3, M4, X5
FIAT 500
HONDA FIT, JAZZ
JEEP RENEGADE
MERCEDES (AMG) A-, C-, G-, ML-CLASS
OPEL CORSA E
PORSCHE MACAN
SKODA YETI
SMART FORFOUR
VW SHARAN
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2013
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TOYOTA RAV4
AUDI TTS
BMW X5, X5M
MERCEDES (AMG) S-CLASS (W222)
FIAT DUCATO
HONDA CRV
LEXUS IS, GS
RENAULT EDISON
SKODA OCTAVIA
VW GOLF VII
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2012
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BMW M5, M6
DACIA DUSTER, LOGAN, SANDERO
FIAT DUCATO
FORD B-MAX
MERCEDES A-, B-, M-, S-CLASS
OPEL ADAM
PORSCHE 991
RENAULT CLIO IV, ZOE
VOLVO V50
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2011
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BMW M1
AUDI Q3
FIAT 500
FORD KA
MERCEDES CLS, GLK (X204), AMG M (W166), AMG SLK
OPEL COMBO D, ZAFIRA C
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
TESLA S, X
TOYOTA AURIS
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2010
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Shelby GT 500
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA
AUDI A8, Q7 (NAO)
BMW 1, 3, X3, M3, M5
FORD OTOSAN
MERCEDES S-CLASS (W220)
OPEL MERIVA B
PORSCHE 981
TOYOTA GS, YARIS, AVENSIS
VW EOS, SCIROCCO
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2009
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Lotus Elise SC
ALFA 164
AUDI A4, A6
BMW Z4 (E85/86), M5, 5, 6, 7, X1
BUGATTI VEYRON
CADILLAC BLS
DACIA LOGAN
CHRYSLER NEON
CHEVROLET NIVA
LAND ROVER FREE LANDER
MAZDA 6
MERCEDES CLK, CROSSFIRE, SLK, G-CLASS, M-CLASS
MITSUBISHI COLT
OPEL ASTRA J, SPEEDSTER, TIGRA
PORSCHE BOXSTER S
VW TOUAREG, PASSAT
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2008
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4
AUDI Q7
BMW X6
LEXUS GX
OPEL INSIGNIA
PORSCHE CAYENNE, PANAMERA
VW GOLF VI
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2007
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Porsche Cayman S
BMW X5 (E70), M3
FORD FIESTA
HONDA CIVIC, ACCORD MAZDA 2
MERCEDES C-CLASS (W204), M-, R-CLASS
SUZUKI SX4
TOYOTA RAV4, LANDCRUISER
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2006
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HONDA CIVIC
BMW M5/M6
FIAT SEDICI
LEXUS LS
LOTUS ELISE
MERCEDES SPRINTER II
OPEL CORSA D
PORSCHE BOXSTER
SAAB 9-3, 9-5
VW CRAFTER
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2005
BMW 3 (E90), X3 (E83)
BUGATTI VEYRON
FIAT 500, GRANDE PUNTO
LEXUS GS
MERCEDES B-, G-, M-, R-CLASS
OPEL ZAFIRA B
PORSCHE 997 TURBO
TOYOTA YARIS
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2004
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MB A-Class (W169)
BMW 1 (E87)
BMW 6 (E61/E63/E64)
Porsche 911
Maserati Quattroporte
SLK (R171), SLR
Opel Astra H, Tigra
Porsche 911 (997)
Mazda 6 (J56H)
Fiat Punto 3
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2003
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NISSAN 350Z
BMW 5 (E60/E61), Z4, Z8
CITROËN C2
ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
TOYOTA PRIUS
VW PASSAT
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2002
CITROËN C3, C8
FIAT IDEA, ULYSSE
FORD FOCUS ST, TRANSIT
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER III
MAYBACH
NISSAN PRIMERA
OPEL MERIVA
PEUGEOT 807
PORSCHE CAYENNE
RENAULT ESPACE
SAAB 9-3
VW TOUAREG
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2001
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JAGUAR X TYPE
BMW 7 (E65/E66)
FIAT DOBLO, STILO
RENAULT LAGUNA
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2000
AUDI A4
BMW M3, X5, Z8
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
FORD FIESTA, MONDEO III
LEXUS LS
MERCEDES C-CLASS (W203)
OPEL CORSA C
TOYOTA RAV4
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2000

1999
AUDI A8, S8, TT
BMW 3 (E46), M5 (E39)
FORD COUGAR
LAND ROVER FREELANDER
OPEL ASTRA G
PEUGEOT 206
RENAULT KANGOO
TOYOTA LANDCRUISER
VW BEETLE
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1998
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Saab 900 Convertible
FIAT PUNTO, SEICENTO
OPEL ZAFIRA
ROVER 75
SEAT IBIZA
SKODA FABIA
TOYOTA YARIS
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1997
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VW GOLF IV
AUDI A6
CITROËN XSARA
MERCEDES A-CLASS (W168)
PORSCHE 911 (996)
RENAULT SCENIC
SAAB 9-5
TOYOTA AVENSIS
VW LUPO
VOLVO S/C/V70
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1996
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AUDI A3
CITROËN SAXO
MERCEDES SLK (R170)
PORSCHE BOXSTER (986)
RENAULT MEGANE
SEAT ALHAMBRA
SKODA OCTAVIA
VW PASSAT
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1995
BMW 5 (E39), Z3
FIAT BRAVA/O, PALIO
FORD GALAXY
LEXUS
MERCEDES E (W210)
MITSUBISHI CARISMA
OPEL VECTRA B, TIGRA A
PEUGEOT 406
VW SHARAN
VOLVO S40/V40
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1994
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Mazda MX-5
Audi A4, A6
BMW 7 (E38)
BMW 8 (E31)
Opel Omega B
VW Polo
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1993
CITROËN XANTIA
FIAT PUNTO
MERCEDES E (W124)
OPEL CORSA B
PEUGEOT 306
PORSCHE 911 (993)
RENAULT LAGUNA, TWINGO
SEAT IBIZA
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1992
BMW M3
FORD MONDEO, ESCORT VI, SCORPIO
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
RENAULT SAFRANE
TOYOTA CARINA E
OPEL COMBO B
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1991
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VOLVO 850
AUDI 80
CITROËN ZX
FIAT CINQUE-CENTO
OPEL ASTRA F
PEUGEOT 106
RENAULT CLIO, ESPACE
VW GOLF III
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1990
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SAAB 900
BMW 3 (E36)
FIAT TEMPRA
FORD ESCORT V
TOYOTA HI-ACE
VOLVO 940/960
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1990

1989
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Nissan Skyline GT-R
FORD FIESTA
PORSCHE 911 (964)
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1988
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BMW 5 (E34), M5, Z1
OPEL VECTRA A
PEUGEOT 505
RENAULT 19
VW CORRADO
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1987
FIAT TIPO
OPEL SENATOR B
PEUGEOT 405
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1986
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CITROËN BX
BMW 7 (E32)
CITROËN AX, BX
OPEL OMEGA A
RENAULT 21
VOLVO 440/460/480
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1985
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Ferrari 288 GTO
LANCIA Y10
MERCEDES S-CLASS
RENAULT ALPINE
SAAB 9000
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1984
AUDI COUPE
OPEL KADETT E
RENAULT 25, ESPACE
SEAT IBIZA
TOYOTA HILUX
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1983
MERCEDES 190
OPEL CORSA A
PEUGEOT 205
VW GOLF II
VOLVO 340/360
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1982
BMW 3 (E30)
FIAT PANDA, UNO
FORD SIERRA
VOLVO 740
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1981
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PORSCHE 944
BMW 5 (E28)
CITROËN 2CV
OPEL ASCONA C
RENAULT 9
TOYOTA LANDCRUISER
VOLVO 760
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1980
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Citroen 2CV6 Spécial
AUDI QUATTRO
FIAT 500, DUCATO
RENAULT 30
VW PASSAT
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1980

1979
ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA
MERCEDES G-CLASS, S-CLASS (W126)
OPEL KADETT
RENAULT R4, FUEGO
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1978
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PEUGEOT 305
AUDI ILTIS
FIAT RITMO
OPEL ASCONA
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1977
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BMW M1
BMW 7 (E23)
Ford Granada
Mitsubishi Galant
Porsche 911 (930), 928
Opel Senator A
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1976
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Opel Kadett Aero C
BMW 6 (E24)
Mercedes W123 Series
VW Golf I GTI, Scirocco
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1975
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Audi 100 Coupe S
BMW 3
VW Polo
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1974
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Ford Capri
AUDI 100
CITROËN CX, GS, SM, DS
Renault R4
VW GOLF I
VOLVO 240/260
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1973
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Corvette Stingray Coupe
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1972
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Porsche Carrera RS
BMW 5
Fiat 132
Mercedes S-Class
Mecedes SL
Mercedes 350 SE
Opel GT
Opel Manta
Renault 5
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1971
NSU R80
Porsche 914
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1970
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Mercedes 280 SL
Citroen DS 21 EFI
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1970

1969
Porsche 911
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1968
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BMW 02 (E10)
Mercedes W114/W115
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1967
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Toyota 2000 GT
OPEL COMMODORE
VW T2 “BULLI”
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1966
BMW 2000
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1965
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Maserati Mistral Spyder
VW Käfer
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1963
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Abarth 595 Giallo
Volvo 1800S
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1962
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Mercedes 300 SE
Lotus Elan
Opel Kapitän, Admiral, Rekord, Kadett
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1961
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Jaguar E Type Series 1 4.2
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1960
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Morris Minor 1000
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1960

1959
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Aston Martin DB Mark III
Borgward Arabella
DKW Junior
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1957
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BMW 507
Vespa 400
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1956
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BMW Isetta 300
Lancia Aurelia B24S
Audi Munga
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1955
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
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1954
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MG TF Roadster
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1952
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Alfa Romeo Disco Volante
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1950
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VW T1 "Bulli"
VW Käfer
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1950

1938
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Peugeot 402 Special Roadster
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1934
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Textar begins production of drum brake linings, brake bands and gear linings under the brand name Textar.
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1931
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Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix
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1929
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Alfa Romeo 6C SS Zagato
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1915
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Ford Model T
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1913
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The BBA Ltd. founds the Textar distribution company for brake friction products.
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