With the automotive market changing rapidly to keep up with customer demand and technology developments, the heat is on for the brake pad business. This blog will explore the standardization of brake pads as one of the major trends in the brake pad market (along with reducing environmental effects, and the introduction of electric vehicles).
Standardization of the passenger car disc pad (PCDP) can be approached from three different angles: globalization, type of propulsion, and car platform. All three have their own time frames, challenges and market opportunities.
Car and brake manufacturers therefore have different approaches. Usually, the largest benefits are manufacturing efficiency and cost reduction.