Disc Brake Systems


TRW writes the rules on braking systems; we’ve been designing and making OE disc brake systems for the world’s top vehicle manufacturers for nearly 100 years.

  • Unparalleled coverage for disc brake systems and components
  • Unique high-performing coatings for discs and pads, innovation which is developed and owned by our technicians
  • Exceptional coverage of the European vehicle parc
  • The only IAM braking manufacturer to develop in-house testing hardware and software
  • Precision engineering to tight tolerances for optimum fit and performance
  • Brake pads and brake discs provided with all the necessary fittings in the box for quick, easy and safe repair


Disc brake safety and performance from TRW True Originals

We design braking systems for over half the world’s vehicles, building much of the original equipment they are fitted with when they roll out of the factory*. We are also the leading brake parts manufacturer serving the independent aftermarket.

All TRW True Originals aftermarket parts (including brake pads, calipers, discs and actuation systems) are developed, designed, built and tested with the same level of expertise and precision that goes into our OE braking systems.

Because we produce every type of vehicle braking solution, no one knows better than we do how every component works and interacts with others to perform effectively together. That’s why choosing TRW True Originals means the most efficient fit for you, the highest level of safety and quality for your customer, and the best results for your business.

For example, independent testing has shown that the unique COTEC friction coating on TRW True Originals brake pads can cut stopping distances by up to 7 metres during bedding in**. That’s a difference that could save a life.


Setting OE manufacturing standards for braking systems

We are the only IAM braking manufacturer to develop our own testing hardware and software. We test our True Originals products in the factory and on the road, including Alpine tests, high performance testing and hill holds.

Our product development team works hard to ensure that we’re leading in the changes the market needs. For example, our innovative Electric Blue range is growing fast to meet increasing demands from the electric and hybrid vehicle market.

The TRW research and development team maintains mutually beneficial relationships with major vehicle manufacturers around the world, to make sure that we can offer you – and your customers – the safest, best-performing products possible.


Find it and fit it, fast

The huge range of TRW True Originals braking products is available for the European vehicle parc, which means you can easily find and fit the right part with confidence. Precision engineering helps you to quickly achieve a perfect fit, keeping jobs moving swiftly through your workshop while providing your customers with uncompromising quality and value.

You’ll find that TRW brake pads and discs arrive with essential accessories and fitting kits included in the box. You’ll like our attention to detail, too - for example, our black painted discs don’t need to be cleaned before fitting. We also understand every detail of every part, so the instructions we provide are clear – it all helps make life easier.

The TRW True Originals catalogue will help you to quickly identify exactly what your customer needs, and order TRW disc brake system components that you know will be an efficient fit every time.


End to end in-house production keeps us in control

We manufacture in our own automated factories, using the latest techniques, technologies and testing methodologies to ensure that we’re always at the cutting edge. Complete visibility and management of every stage from design to delivery means that we can confidently offer our product guarantees, knowing that you and millions of customers all over the world are relying on us for their vehicle safety and performance.

  • Advanced EMAG machining for runout tolerances, controlled thickness and smooth finishing
  • Statistical quality control
  • ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Quality Management certified
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified


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*50% of rear axle systems, and 20% of front axle systems
** Independently tested by RDW