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Ferodo Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Today, Ferodo brake products are found on one in every four new cars, the company said.

Ferodo, Tenneco‘s OE brake brand, is celebrating more than 125 years in business, and shared with members of the trade media how it is looking to the future.

“It’s a unique privilege to be able to look back on Ferodo´s more than 125 years of braking excellence,” said Neville Rudd, group vice president and general manager of Tenneco’s global OE braking business. “But Ferodo is also constantly looking forward to new developments and technical solutions to keep its business – and that of its customers – ahead of the competition.”

Reviewing the company’s history, Rudd said the brand was founded in 1897 by Herbert Frood (1864-1931), a British industrialist and entrepreneur who invented brake pads when he produced the first materials designed to brake horse-drawn carts in Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire, England. Frood gave his name to Ferodo, based on an anagram of his surname, and set in motion the start of the brand’s heritage and global reputation, the company said.

Today, Ferodo brake products are found on one in every four new cars, and the brakes are OE on nearly 25 million vehicles per year, the company said.

Tenneco´s Ferodo OE braking business today employs around 4,500 people in 11 manufacturing plants and eight engineering centers worldwide. For installers and end consumers, Ferodo friction products, which are fully homologated and meet OE standards, are marketed and distributed through Tenneco’s DRiV aftermarket business. Today, Ferodo covers more than 98 percent of the European aftermarket for brake pads, and the brand’s aftermarket portfolio includes a range of brake discs, shoes, hydraulics and accessories for light and commercial vehicles, as well as disc brake pads for motorcycles, mountain bikes and electric bikes (e-bikes).

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