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Bremskerl North America, Inc.

Bartlett,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 1632

Bremskerl was founded in 1929 in Nienburg, Germany and currently employs over 350 people worldwide.

Quality Certifications:  ISO 9001:2008, IRIS

With a reputation for bringing product improvements and reducing life cycle costs, Bremskerl can develop materials for each customers application to focus on key aspects such as:  improved stopping distance, wear rate reduction, noise reduction, dust reduction.

Our core business includes manufacturing asbestos-free, RoHS and REACH compliant organic brake and clutch friction materials for the following markets:


Flexible molded and woven band; hot and cold pressed finished & semi-manufactured articles; e.g. rings, blocks, sheets.

Railway Systems

Brake Pads and Brake Blocks for transit and freight rail systems.  Our customers include AMTRAK, WMATA, MTA Los Angeles and other transit agencies worldwide.

Commercial Vehicles

Drum brake and disc brake pads for trucks, trailers, busses, cranes and specialty vehicles.