Brakes and Clutches, Focus Feature

ZF Expands TRW Brake Program

TRW, the global leader in safety systems for the automotive aftermarket, has announced a significant investment in the local market with the expansion of its braking product offering through ZF Services Australia, effective August 1, 2020.

Worldwide, as a premium brand of ZF, TRW is leading the field in OE quality components for Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles, as well as Motorcycles, with products covering braking, steering and suspension.

With 100 years of experience, TRW’s local offering covers 2,744 brake related product lines, with input from 6,000 engineers, designers, and experts from around the planet, ensuring the products are the benchmark in the industry.

“ZF’s TRW is the leading provider of OE quality parts to the Aftermarket. As a whole chassis provider, all TRW parts are designed and manufactured to work in perfect harmony,” said Darren Leyshon, Head of IAM Oceania at ZF Services Australia.

TRW: Maximum Safety

Safety is always at the forefront for all TRW products, with rigorous testing of all items giving vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket suppliers, workshops, and ultimately consumers the confidence to trust the wide array of products.

Working with premium vehicle manufacturers for over a century has given TRW the know-how to produce cutting edge products, which are tailored to ensure efficient installation in the workshop

Brake Pad Leader

TRW has developed a reputation as the trusted provider of braking products, with market-leading advances in brake pads setting the brand apart, with the range available in Australia providing coverage for the majority of the local car parc.

One of the most recent innovation for the ZF brand is the world’s first aftermarket brake pad for electric vehicles.

Called ‘Electric Blue’, it has been produced in response to the global move toward hybrid and electric vehicles, placing specialist demands on the aftermarket.

Meanwhile, for more traditional petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, COTEC is an advanced silicate made of naturally occurring materials, forming an eco-friendly coating that TRW applies to the majority of its brake pads.

TRW has also developed DTEC, a premium quality ceramic brake pad which reduces brake dust exfoliation onto the surface of the wheel rim by up to 45 per cent.

Brake Rotor Range

TRW produces more than 12 million brake discs worldwide every year, for both original equipment fitting and aftermarket purposes, with a range of 559 parts destined for Australia.

Its High Carbon Discs were developed as a means of reducing weight, while also improving braking performance and NVH (Noise, Vibration Harshness) properties via optimal thermal conductivity. This technology allows the discs to run cooler, for more consistent brake performance, better stability, plus increased resistance to distortion and thermal cracking.=

Another signature TRW product from ZF is its Black Painted brake discs, where the disc is coated in special gloss black paint to provide a protective barrier against corrosion. Packed in moisture inhibiting VCI paper, the discs do not have to be cleaned with oil or rust preventative prior to fitting, enabling them to be taken straight out of the box an d installed, a valuable time-saving initiative for workshops.

TRW also offers a range of cast iron discs made from GG20 grey cast iron material, as well as an assortment of discs with integrated bearings, ABS ring sensors and fixing accessories, all to suit a multitude of replacement applications.

Brake Accessories, Consumables And Beyond

Outside of the extensive brake pad and rotor line up, ZF Services Australia from August 1, 2020 will also be offering a range of TRW OE quality companion products.

Included in this range will be necessitates such as brake hoses, brake fluid, brake grease and brake cleaner.

Contact ZF Aftermarket via (02) 9679 5555

For more information on the full range of TRW products from ZF, visit

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