Research and
Development
Research and
Development

The only thing we don’t stop is innovation

At FDP, we’ve been advancing brake technology and friction science since our founding. In 1970, we started supplying Ford with brakes for their D1 platform - AKA the Thunderbird. That began five decades of working with the world’s leading automotive OEMs, including Chevrolet, Chrysler and Maserati.

Today, 12 patents later, FDP Friction Science continues to partner with Tier One OEMs to develop next-generation brake specs and braking products.

It all starts at our Research and Development facility in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where we innovate the industry’s most advanced brake compounds and pad designs. FDP products are then subjected to validation in our own facilities using Chase and inertia dynamometer tests. Rigorous road testing follows, and even involves drivers from FDP management who test the products on their own vehicles for several months.

Bottom line? FDP’s combination of compounds, design, assembly, quality control and validation enables an extremely high quality range of brake pads and shoes for a range of braking applications.