(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Federal-Mogul Motorparts Introduces Full Line of Premium Ferodo Pad Sets Covering 95 Percent of European Vehicles Registered in North America
Southfield, Michigan, August 20, 2015.Genuine Ferodo® brake pads for European passenger vehicles are now available to North American service providers and consumers who demand the superior control and braking precision specified by leading European vehicle manufacturers. Ferodo manufactures brake pads that are fitted as original equipment on eight of Europe's top 10 best-selling passenger car models. Ferodo brake pads are manufactured by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
With more than 200 part numbers, the new offering of genuine Ferodo Premier pads covers 95 percent of European passenger vehicles in North America, including the approximately 15.4 million European models registered in the U.S. Each pad set includes the an advanced, friction formulation based on the OE- part and other features that have made Ferodo the predominant friction brand among leading European manufacturers.
In high-speed testing performed by Federal-Mogul engineers in Europe, using European standards, Ferodo brake pads offered superior stopping power and outperformed the competition in benchmark tests for low noise, braking consistency, durability, and wet and dry braking.
"Many owners of European vehicles strongly prefer genuine Ferodo OE-quality replacement brake pads that provide the enhanced stopping and superior control they experienced when their vehicles were brand new. Now those same Ferodo pads are available directly from Europe through leading North American parts distributors," said Christopher Battershell, director of brake product management, North America, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
With more than 100 years of OE and aftermarket leadership, Ferodo is Europe's number one brand of friction products. To learn more about the availability of genuine Ferodo brake pads for European vehicles operated in North America, please visit www.ferodo.com or contact your automotive parts distributor or Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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