EuroBrake 2017 Sponsors


Diamond Sponsor

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing global sectors in energy, transportation and industrial markets. ITT’s Friction Technologies develops, produces, and sells brake pads and friction materials for private and public transportation markets and major automotive manufacturing industries around the world. They are a leading supplier of technological innovations in automotive R&D services and are recognized by the market for quality, expertise and reliability.


Platinum Sponsor

Util Group, headquartered in Villanova d'Asti (Italy), has developed a managerial culture shared amongst all its plants located in Europe, Canada, Mexico and China, offering at a global level, industry leading innovation and technology.Util Group is a multinational company in constant evolution, with more than 1,400 employees distributed in its four plants that supply products and services worldwide, complying with high level quality and efficiency standards, fully meeting all kinds of customers' expectations.The Group strategy is focused on the value of manufacturing processes based on a continuous qualitative improvement, with the objective of being the leader in Original Equipment and After Market.

Our product range includes:

  • - Conventional Stamped Backing Plates
  • - Fine-Blanked Backing Plates
  • - SL6 Retention Backing Plates (Friction Mechanical Retention)
  • - Unlined Drum Brake Shoes
  • - Brake Hardware
  • - Brake Noise Dampers (Shims)


Gold Sponsors

Link Gold Sponsors EuroBrake 2014

Established in 1935, Link Engineering Company is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a complete range of test systems and in providing test services to the transportation industry in the areas of brake, transmission, driveline, steering, wheel, hub, tire, bearing, and electric motor applications. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit), LINK operates facilities providing test services, test system sales, and customer support across the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, Germany, Italy, Korea, and India. LINK allows its global customers to realize their optimal test solutions through its in-depth industry knowledge, comprehensive test services and support, and state-of-the-art test systems.


Polytec develops and manufactures high-quality measurement systems for the non-contact analysis of vibration, length, speed and surface topography to solve our customers’ application challenges in research, development and manufacturing quality and process control.

Polytec 3D Scanning Vibrometers represent the gold standard for experimental and operation modal analysis in brake acoustics. Model updating on component and assembly level worldwide relays on the high fidelity test data generated by unique laser vibration sensor system. Using this technology, researchers have managed to track down and control the causes of undesired noises when braking.


HORIBA Automotive Test Systems is a world-class, leading supplier of engine test systems, brake test systems, driveline test systems, wind tunnel balances, and emissions test systems. With over 60 years of experience and more than 40 companies worldwide, HORIBA ATS offers total solutions to its customers, with full turnkey capability. Based on decades of expertise in the fields of brake testing, HORIBA is a competent testing partner and provides its customers with the full range of test systems for all types of friction material and brakes. In addition to providing testing tools, software and knowledge at their customer’s facility, HORIBA offers Contract Testing Services, meaning that HORIBA performs all necessary testing for the customer at one of its numerous facilities. No matter which type of braking system is to be tested, the experienced team of Contract Test Engineers handles customers’ requests using the latest measurement and testing technology for highly accurate and reproducible measurements – confidential daily status updates and comprehensive final audit reports are part of the service. From simple testing capacities to complex orders, HORIBAs’ experts offer tailored solutions on customer requirements.


NOF METAL COATINGS Group is the pioneer in zinc flake coatings for metal corrosion protection and develops waterborne chemicals contributing to reduce impacts on the environment, health and security of people.

NOF METAL COATINGS Group aims to meet sustainable developments by decreasing impressively V.O.C. and CO2 emissions, complying with environmental directives and withdrawing products harmful to health.

An intensive industrial and research footprint in Asia, Europe and America allows us to work continuously on improving our chemicals and application technologies.

GEOMET® 360, label coating trademark, in collaboration with a strong network of job coaters and captive users, has become the reference for brake rotors and has been specified by many car manufacturers worldwide such as Audi, BMW (Mini), Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen.

GEOPERF®, outstanding properties, is a new challenge. How to boost performance? How to build a new standard? How innovating coatings can target new steps? Come and visit us!


EuroBrake Dinner Sponsor

Brembo is a world leader in the design, development and production of braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes, industrial vehicles and machinery, for the OE market, after-market and racing.

Brembo guarantees the utmost safety and comfort and improved product performance thanks to process integration and optimisation of the entire production cycle, from the initial design and cast-iron or aluminium casting to assembly, testing and simulations on the bench, track and road.

Brembo’s constant quest for innovation calls for new technologies, new materials, new shapes and new markets; product performance is accompanied by the search for a unique style in line with the design of the equipped vehicles.

Research at Brembo is conducted at the Research & Development Centre, which has also been involved since 2002 in mechatronics, a border science that combines mechanics, electronics and informatics.

The increasing application of ecocompatible technologies, recycling of all materials used in the production process and systematic prevention of all forms of pollution all bear witness to Brembo’s commitment to safeguarding the environment.

For Brembo the workforce is considered an invaluable asset, providing the thrust and drive that lead to any breakthrough – Brembo works as one great team.

Brembo sells its products in 70 different countries and has production sites in Italy, UK, Poland, Czech Rep., Spain, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Mexico, China and India. The products are marketed by companies located in the main outlet markets, with headquarters in Sweden, Russia, the USA and Japan.

The Group has 9.000 collaborators; close on 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists involved in research and development.


Drinks Reception Sponsor

Our company, Itaprochim, was found in 1990; our main corporate goal is trading high quality and high tech raw materials.

In the last decade, our company became a leader in several fields, among them: friction materials, abrasives, solid lubricants, rubber industry, polymer and ceramic industries.

The high quality of our products allows us to satisfy the requests of every Client also thanks to the excellent technical and logistic supports. Moreover, Itaprochim develops and produces trade mark materials and own technology (SICACELL® 964, ULTIMATE, PROCHIM GP, STILOXF37).

In the different application fields, Itaprochim collaborates with Clients to search innovative solutions.

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Diamond Sponsor

  • ITT

Platinum Sponsor

  • UTIL Group

Gold Sponsors

  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • Horiba
  • Polytec GmbH

EuroBrake Dinner Sponsor

  • Brembo

Drinks Reception Sponsor


Student Opportunities Programme Sponsors

  • Daimler
  • Audi
  • Bosch
  • Brembo
  • Continental
  • Lapinus Fibres
  • TMD Friction
  • Zeon
  • ZF