With more than 50 years old of experience, Road House 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 130 million pcs. of production a year operated in 12 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 Road House 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.
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 - ranging from easily available materials such as modified resins or elastomers to ingredients such as aramide fibre or synthetic graphite. 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.
The two key steps and many others requiring the launch of a new friction material is a wear test at high temperature (of the protocol AK Master) as shown in the chart below and a noise test matrix (Birdie) for braking devoid of noise.
- Laboratory tests
- Heavy Duty Dynamometer for platforms and trucks.
- Constant speed dynamometers (Krauss).
- Compressibility testers.
- Noise bench.
- FTM (Friction Test Machines).
- Shear testers.
- Fleet vehicle testing.
Selection of products currently for sale both domestically and internationally.
With a production of more than 25 million sets a year, Road House offers to its customers not only all the “know-how” of one of the main friction materials manufacturers in the world but the most comprehensive product range available in the friction industry. This product range covers European, American, Japanese, Korean and Australian applications with more than 2000 different part numbers on offer and with different levels of accessorization.
A fully integrated manufacturing strategy system makes this range possible by having available in-house the production of related components such as backing plates and accessories.
This manufacturing process implemented 100% in Road House factories consists in an electrical heated steel table system at 650ºC and accelerated heat interchange applying 10.000 N press force per brake pad thus ensuring that the complete surface of the pad is evenly cured.
This process provides a shorter bedding-in period and an efficient brake operation just upon installation as typical O.E.M. pads performance required to work the most severe conditions.
Providing safety because avoids the crystallization process typical of friction materials losing braking performance along the useful product life.
Healthy for the environment. During the scorching process, gases emitted are treated by post-bur process till they are rendered harmless. Is this process wouldn't be done in our production plant, the drivers would suffer it negatives effects, especially during the brake bedding in period so that the gases would go up to the atmosphere.
C/ Pino, 7 (Pol. Ind. El Guijar).
28500 - Arganda del Rey - Madrid - Spain
Tel.: 034 91 876 88 60