Over 45 years of experience, Remsa is today a worldwide manufacturer in brake parts for automotive Industry.
Our history is a story of continuous improvement and technological development which has placed our company among the greatest brake pads manufacturers leading the production for aftermarket segment into the European Market.
- Advanced technology in friction with a real “state of the art” in production, offering a premium quality product to the aftermarket never known among other manufacturers. Further 20 million sets. production a year operated in 10 plants around the world, allow us a deep background and a knowledge in the top of our industry.
- The widest range in the world available in automatic warehouses ready to be delivered all over the world.
- Personality: Aftermarket is 100% our goal. What could seem to be a handicap for some, for Remsa is one of its main advantages. Within we haven’t got a complex being an only aftermarket supplier because of our technology, production and logistics; we are very pleased offering our customers everything they really need of a brake supplier.
- Full vertical integration allowing a fast release of new products.
- Marketing support. At Remsa we position our products at the level they deserve and we focus in providing our customers with all necessary support and information required such as: catalogues, merchandising, exhibitions, motorshows, etc.
The underlying philosophy of our activity is the continuous research, development and testing of new friction material compounds in an attempt to satisfy demanding market requirements in respect of performance, comfort, safety and service lifetime. Alternative compounds are continuously analyzed and assessed. This is our ongoing commitment to advanced basic research in the friction industry.
Our long-term strategy as far as new friction compounds are concerned is not cost-related, but simply to deliver the best possible products available with the most advanced technology.
Dyno machines are running on the most advanced emulation software thus permitting to obtain highly representative results to bass the product performance accordingly. The Technical Department is structured into four independent areas to properly deal with the growing requirements of today’s independent aftermarket wholesalers as well as with the high quality requirements of OE/OES customers.
As an added bonus, REMSA brake pads are unique from an environmental standpoint, as they are free of heavy metals such as, among others, lead, copper and antimony. It is well known that these metals have devastating effects not only on the environment but also on the health of human beings.
Obviously, the handling, usage or disposal of products containing these heavy metals is subject even today to stringent legal regulations which enforce the periodical checks that apply to people exposed to or dealing with products containing heavy metals. With this approach to both health and the environment, REMSA was anticipated to the legislation that banned the use of lead in 2003.
27 May 2011
New manufacturing plant in China.
09 March 2007
New automatic warehouse with capacity enough to stock 1 million sets.
27 May 2006
New Heavy Duty friction plant opened in Arganda del Rey (Madrid).
27 May 2002
New brake pad factory, second backing plate factory and second international distribution centre open in Olvega (Spain).
27 May 1999
TRW acquires Lucas Varity Group (REMSA within the operation).
New brake pad factory opens in Monterrey (Mexico).
New accessories workshop opens in Pamplona (Spain).
27 May 1998
New brake shoe factory opens in Madrid (Spain).
27 May 1997
Lucas Varity Group buys REMSA Group.
27 May 1996
Third brake pad factory opens in Corella (Spain).
27 May 1995
First expansion of BP&A increasing production capacity to 40 million metal supports.
27 May 1993
Starting of the Lucas Varity aftermarket brake pad program and following technical cooperation
27 May 1992
First expansion of Corella international distribution centre (Spain)..
New branch of the company opens in Chicago (USA) serving the North American market.
27 May 1989
Company buys BP&A in Egües (Spain), a factory producing backing plates and accessories.
14 May 1986
New international distribution centre opens in Corella (Spain).
14 May 1984
New factory producing brake linings for trucks opens in Madrid (Spain).
14 May 1981
Production reaches one million brake pads.
14 May 1970
REMSA is set up in Pamplona (Spain) by three independent businessmen.