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Remsa World

Over 45 years of experience, Remsa is today a worldwide manufacturer in brake parts for automotive Industry.

Our history is a story of continuous improvement and technological development which has placed our company among the greatest brake pads manufacturers leading the production for aftermarket segment into the European Market.


Our current position in the industry has been consolidated for a long time by our main keys to the success:

  • Advanced technology in friction with a real “state of the art” in production, offering a premium quality product to the aftermarket never known among other manufacturers. Further 20 million sets. production a year operated in 10 plants around the world, allow us a deep background and a knowledge in the top of our industry.
  • The widest range in the world available in automatic warehouses ready to be delivered all over the world.
  • Personality: Aftermarket is 100% our goal. What could seem to be a handicap for some, for Remsa is one of its main advantages. Within we haven’t got a complex being an only aftermarket supplier because of our technology, production and logistics; we are very pleased offering our customers everything they really need of a brake supplier.
  • Full vertical integration allowing a fast release of new products.
  • Marketing support. At Remsa we position our products at the level they deserve and we focus in providing our customers with all necessary support and information required such as: catalogues, merchandising, exhibitions, motorshows, etc.


The underlying philosophy of our activity is the continuous research, development and testing of new friction material compounds in an attempt to satisfy demanding market requirements in respect of performance, comfort, safety and service lifetime. Alternative compounds are continuously analyzed and assessed. This is our ongoing commitment to advanced basic research in the friction industry.
Our long-term strategy as far as new friction compounds are concerned is not cost-related, but simply to deliver the best possible products available with the most advanced technology.
Dyno machines are running on the most advanced emulation software thus permitting to obtain highly representative results to bass the product performance accordingly. The Technical Department is structured into four independent areas to properly deal with the growing requirements of today’s independent aftermarket wholesalers as well as with the high quality requirements of OE/OES customers.


As an added bonus, REMSA brake pads are unique from an environmental standpoint, as they are free of heavy metals such as, among others, lead, copper and antimony. It is well known that these metals have devastating effects not only on the environment but also on the health of human beings.
Obviously, the handling, usage or disposal of products containing these heavy metals is subject even today to stringent legal regulations which enforce the periodical checks that apply to people exposed to or dealing with products containing heavy metals. With this approach to both health and the environment, REMSA was anticipated to the legislation that banned the use of lead in 2003.

  1. Catalogue 2013

    01 January 2013

  1. Catalogue 2012

    13 June 2012

  1. 2011

    27 May 2011

    New manufacturing plant in China.

  1. 2007

    09 March 2007

    New automatic warehouse with capacity enough to stock 1 million sets.

  2. Catalogue 2007

    01 January 2007

  1. 2006

    27 May 2006

    New Heavy Duty friction plant opened in Arganda del Rey (Madrid).

  1. Catalogue 2003/04

    27 May 2003

  2. Catalogue 2003/04

    13 January 2003

  1. 2002

    27 May 2002

    New brake pad factory, second backing plate factory and second international distribution centre open in Olvega (Spain).

  2. Catalogue 2002

    27 April 2002

  1. 1999

    27 May 1999

    TRW acquires Lucas Varity Group (REMSA within the operation).

    New brake pad factory opens in Monterrey (Mexico).

    New accessories workshop opens in Pamplona (Spain).

  2. Catalogue 1999/2000

    27 April 1999

  1. 1998

    27 May 1998

    New brake shoe factory opens in Madrid (Spain).

  2. Catalogue 1998/99

    27 April 1998

  1. 1997

    27 May 1997

    Lucas Varity Group buys REMSA Group.

  1. 1996

    27 May 1996

    Third brake pad factory opens in Corella (Spain).

  1. 1995

    27 May 1995

    First expansion of BP&A increasing production capacity to 40 million metal supports.

  1. 1993

    27 May 1993

    Starting of the Lucas Varity aftermarket brake pad program and following technical cooperation

  1. 1992

    27 May 1992

    First expansion of Corella international distribution centre (Spain)..

    New branch of the company opens in Chicago (USA) serving the North American market.

  1. 1989

    27 May 1989

    Company buys BP&A in Egües (Spain), a factory producing backing plates and accessories.

  1. 1986

    14 May 1986

    New international distribution centre opens in Corella (Spain).

  1. 1984

    14 May 1984

    New factory producing brake linings for trucks opens in Madrid (Spain).

  1. 1981

    14 May 1981

    Production reaches one million brake pads.

  1. 1970

    14 May 1970

    REMSA is set up in Pamplona (Spain) by three independent businessmen.

  2. Catalogue 1970

    13 May 1970