Remsa was established in 1970 and with years of extensive manufacturing knowledge and experience in producing automotive brake parts, it is now a leading company in the world’s automotive brake parts industry. Remsa manufactures over 100 million pieces of brake pads annually in order to meet world demand and supply its customers with a complete product range. The range covers up to 99% of European, American, Japanese, Korean and Australian applications with more than 2000 different part numbers with different levels of accessorizing. A fully integrated manufacturing strategy makes this range possible by having available in-house production of related components such as backing plates and accessories. Remsa has established ten production and logistic plants across Europe and America, supplying customers with exceptional quality products.
Remsa pads are the pinnacle of European quality, rated to 650 degree (versus 550 for QFM HPX or Bendix Ultimate), whilst still having low rotor wear and being low in dust. Remsa come with noise reducing features such as relief grooves and chamfers in the pad material, as well as a soft backing shim as standard. Remsa also comes standard with the electronic wear sensors where required! From an environmental standpoint, Remsa brake pads are free of heavy metals that have devastating effects on the environment as well as driver, such as lead, copper and asbestos. Remsa discs are manufactured using grey iron smelting with a very high content of laminar graphite in a pearlitic matrix which exceeds the EN-GJL 200 grade for steel tensile strength. It also meets the DIN EN 1561 standard which specifies the properties of unalloyed and low alloyed grey cast iron used for casting required by vehicle manufacturers.
Remsa’s research and development department controls each manufactured series by registering samples of the smelting, metallographic analysis, carrying out crack tests and undergoing severe braking cycles. Comprehensive road testing at a full scale dynamometer simulation centre which make up a total over 25,000 hours of work and around 2 million kilometres, along with additional road, circuit and alpine descent tests to guarantee the quality of the brakes pads and discs perform perfectly. All Remsa brakes are tested using an Alpine Decent Test (ADT) on Austria’s Grossglockner Mountain which has an average slope of 12% and an 18% maximum fall, which ensures that all brake pads can function under extreme conditions.
Brake pads reduce their functionality by an average of 90% at high temperatures, which is why Remsa put their pads through a High Pressure Treatment (HPT) process. In this process, the brake pads are treated at 650 degrees an apply 10,000N press force per brake to ensure that the complete surface of the pad is evenly cured and will remain reliable at high temperatures. Most aftermarket suppliers in Europe evaluate ECE90 specifications as excellence; however Remsa only set this as their minimum standard.