A UK SME which designs and manufactures carbon-ceramic light weight braking systems for high performance, niche and luxury cars is looking to establish distribution services agreements specifically in China, South Korea, Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. The products are highly innovative, light weight (reducing CO2), high performance with outstanding performance.
This North West UK based SME specialising in developing and manufacturing carbon-ceramic materials was founded in 1992 to focus on exploiting the potential of composite material technologies. Since its launch the company has developed a number of patented carbon-ceramic products for various brake applications. Due to the products lightweight construction, high level of performance, durability and high temperature capabilities their products are aimed at the following markets: - The parts aftermarket for high performance sports cars: Specifically owners of sports cars like Porsche, Nissan GTR, Ferrari and Aston Martin who require maintenance or upgrading of their current brake systems - Niche market luxury or high performance automotive manufacturers The company has a flexible manufacturing process which allows products to be specifically designed to meet customer requirements, and with no special tooling requirements costs are competitive, even for low volume supply. The SME is interested in identifying potential distributors that have a track record of supplying technical products into the automotive aftermarket, as well as niche market automotive manufacturers. They are specifically interested in China, South Korea, Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.
Innovations and advantages
The main product advantages: • Weight savings of up to 70% compared to iron brakes (typically 20kg of unsprung weight) which reduces CO2 • Improved handling and driveability (reduced unsprung weight) • Improved performance (in both wet and dry conditions) • Improved NVH (less noise, vibration and harshness) • Reduced brake wear – giving increased life • Corrosion free • Outstanding performance, even from cold
02007003 Ceramic Materials and Powders
02007019 Lightweight materials
Market application codes
09001005 Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
09004008 Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
Intellectual property rights
Area of partner's activity
The company is seeking distributors in China, South Korea, Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Distributors must have a strong track record of supplying companies involved in the manufacturing, maintaining or upgrading of niche, high performance vehicles (sports cars), and those already supplying the track day market with aftermarket and performance products. Partners will be expected to: • Have local market knowledge and have a strong distribution network of supplying to companies involved in the manufacturing and refurbishment of cars. • Hold stock and also have knowledge of local import duties if applicable • Identify key market opportunities