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TMD Friction hosts global aftermarket conference to discuss the future of the industry 


TMD Friction, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of original equipment and aftermarket brake solutions, hosted an exclusive event for customers to discuss the future of the automotive industry, along with TMD’s commitment to supporting customers through the fast-changing market.

Customers from Australia and Russia to UAE and Europe attended TMD Friction’s global aftermarket conference, Future Perfect, in England. The aim of the event was to discuss the changing landscape of the industry and how manufacturers, motor factors and garages need to evolve to keep up with the advancements within the industry.

One key theme was the role technology has to play in tomorrow’s market and how TMD friction’s strategy will help to support its customers with innovative new products and services. Guest speakers Neil Pattemore, technical director at FIGIEFA and Alan O’Neill, change consultant also offered insightful presentations on how to manage change successfully and how future technology will impact on the industry.

The conference was also an opportunity for TMD Friction to announce some exciting new launches in the immediate future and how TMD will become more than a friction manufacturer but a complete braking solutions provider. This will be complemented by new dedicated aftermarket offices and warehouse openings to optimise costs, reduce lead times and be in closer proximity to customers; reaffirming TMD’s position as a truly global friction manufacturer.

David Baines, Executive Vice President Independent Aftermarket at TMD Friction, said: “Our industry is experiencing considerable change and as a global manufacturer it is our responsibility to ensure we drive that change, whilst supporting our customers along the journey.

“The Future Perfect conference was the first in a series of events of its kind, we want to build a network for our customers that offers the opportunity to share insights and discuss the future challenges. Through this two-way engagement we will find solutions to these challenges together. The conference was very well received by our customers who came from all over the world to attend.”