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The concept of ‘Original Aftermarket’ from Brake Engineering, which promotes quality braking parts in the automotive industry, is more pertinent than ever as it celebrates five years of the initiative.
For most brake pad manufacturers, the short answer is yes. Most friction product producers don’t have OE production knowledge and focus exclusively on aftermarket specifications. Ferodo however, is one of the exceptions, having a strong OE pedigree.
Aftermarket manufacturers tend to package many of their wear parts in plastic wrap to avoid the outer packaging coming into contact with substances like grease or to prevent the products being damaged by additional parts such as screws.