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In 1948 the Friction Materials Standards Institute was founded as a trade association of automotive aftermarket friction manufacturers. Since that time it has performed a very valuable service for the automotive aftermarket – the creation of a standardized part numbering system for brakes and clutch facings. [...]


The cooperation of the German friction material manufacturers already started in the year 1947 as an autonomous group (Reibbelagausschuss RBA) within the "Wirtschaftsverband Asbest e.V."
In the year 1982 the friction material manufacturers have founded their own association, the VRI-Verband der Reibbelagindustrie e.V. [...]

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs [...]

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) entails managing the relationships you have with your customers - present and future. CRM is effectively the combination of business processes, people, and technology working together to achieve a united goal: acquire and maintain satisfied and happy customers. [...]
The members of leadership of China National Asbestos Products Industry Association and Organization Structure China National Friction & Seal Products Net is a professional information network established by China National Asbestos Products Industry Association. 200 kinds, 3000 types of products have been introduces through this net. [...]

There are many legal requirements throughout the world that require automotive manufacturers (OEM) to report on the content of the vehicle. Additionally, there are recyclability and reuse requirements in some parts of the world. Instead of each automotive manufacturer developing their own system and requirements, a group of them decided in the late ‘90s to develop [...]

Established in 1973, The Brake Manufacturers Council is dedicated to: Providing and maintaining, for the mutual benefit of all its members, communications as appropriate with federal, state and local governmental authorities, bodies and agencies, in short, authorities - such as NHTSA - with legislative or regulatory function whose actions may affect automotive brake parts or systems. [...]