LAS VEGAS — ZF Aftermarket has unveiled a pair of brake pad product lines under the TRW brand — TRW Ultra and TRW Pro — designed for the mid-grade and premium friction market segments.
Both lines feature a blend of 100% copper-free formulations, putting the product lines ahead of the California copper-free legislation deadline of 2025, ZF said.
The pads are slotted and chamfered per the OE configuration and include stainless steel hardware for installation, where applicable. To ensure a safe break-in on both lines, the pads are post-cured for an average of 10 hours.
"We are happy to add the TRW Ultra and TRW Pro branded mid-grade and premium friction lines to the TRW brand portfolio," Mark Cali, head of Independent Aftermarket, U.S. and Canada, said.
"We've done our due diligence in benchmarking the two new lines to deliver the best performance in coverage, quality, safety, price, logistical expertise and customer support. We've ensured that the reduced dust, reduced noise and stopping performance all meet or exceed market expectations."
The TRW Ultra line offers nearly 800 SKUs providing over 98% coverage for a range of vehicles up to 15 years old, ZF said. The line also features CITEC coating to provide additional stopping performance during the break-in period, and shims that are designed per the OE configuration.
The TRW Pro line offers more than 1,000 SKUs that provide over 98% coverage for a range of vehicles up to 35 years old. The line also features nearly 40 SKUs in both a ceramic, and semi-metallic formulation that allow consumers to tailor their selection to best fit their vehicle's needs.
Vehicle parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen A.G. acquired TRW Automotive in 2015 and combined its ZF Services and TRW Aftermarket units into one division — ZF Aftermarket — in 2017 in a move designed to improve customer service, the company said.
ZF Aftermarket markets the TRW, Sachs, Lemförder, Boge and Openmatics brands of driveline, chassis and active/passive safety products. TRW Corner Module components are designed to work together in a vehicle, offering a high level of quality, innovation and safety, ZF said.