TMD Friction’s training courses receive quality approval – Braking supplier to offer high quality, independently certified and approved courses

TMD Friction has successfully achieved the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation, offering businesses and industry personnel globally recognised approved trainings for the Independent Aftermarket (IAM).

Leverkusen, 21/07/2021. Following an extensive approval process, which comprises of application, quality assurances and ongoing monitoring, TMD Friction will be able to train and audit both workshop and individuals on its brake relining module as its first approved training accreditation, as it continues to raise standards within the automotive industry.
TMD Friction offers expansive and in-depth quality training programs across passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors and all training from the company includes final assessments.

Scott Irwin MIMI, Head of Technical Training at TMD Friction IAM, said: “This is fantastic news for TMD Friction. Becoming an official industry-recognised approved training center is a great acknowledgement of TMD Frictions´ learning and development programmes. We’re delighted that our training will be delivered with quality assurance, installing confidence to individuals and businesses throughout the automotive sector.”

Sören Kristensen, Vice President Global Marketing & Communication at TMD Friction IAM, added: “Training and skills development is at the heart of everything we do, and we look forward to adding this new accreditation across a wider range of TMD Friction training modules and learning outcomes.”

IMI is the professional skills body for people in the automotive industry. Its purpose is to provide, and continuously evolve, the means by which people working in the automotive sector can attain relevant professional competence and appropriate recognition.


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TMD Friction, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of brake pads for the automotive and brake industries. In addition to disc and drum brake linings for cars and commercial vehicles, the company’s product portfolio includes brake pads for motor racing and friction materials for the industry. TMD Friction supplies the worldwide aftermarket with the Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq, Nisshinbo and Bendix brands. TMD Friction also develops and produces friction linings for the industry under the Cosid brand name. The TMD Friction Group has four locations in Germany and others in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan, and employs 4,500 people worldwide.

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Contact TMD Friction Group

Sylvia Nasemann
Communication Specialist
TMD Friction Holdings GmbH, Schlebuscher Straße 99, 51381 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)2171 703 2512

Jürgen Preiß
Hohenzollernring 14, 50672 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 5341 088 38

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