Part newsroom 15

Quick off the mark! First to market brake pads

Share Resource:
News Article Braking Pads

When it comes to braking, speed and response are critical, especially in an emergency - it could mean the difference between you stopping just in time or hitting someone or something, with potentially significant consequences.  In recent tests we proved this to be the case, stopping quicker, as well as braking quieter and lasting longer, than the OE and six other leading aftermarket competitors.

But it’s not just braking performance where speed is important. Introducing timely, market relevant parts is also key. Which is why we set ourselves ambitious targets of ensuring we have new pads in range, within 6 to 12 months of a vehicle’s launch. For discs, it’s a little longer - 12 to 18 months - simply because they tend to wear a little slower.

And we’re pleased to say we meet these targets too. Out of the 112 new pads and discs introduced so far this year, many of these cover popular new applications; the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace (03/18>), BMW X2 (02/18>), DS 7 Crossback (01/18>) being just a few examples.

Most recently, we were first to market with brake pads for the new Audi Q8 (02/2018>), also fitted to the Audi Q7. As well as the bragging rights of being the first manufacturer to have these in range, it means that workshops can generate additional revenue by accessing the repair business on these newer vehicles sooner, increasing both profitability and customer retention. When vehicle manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to keep business within their franchised networks, this is a huge advantage.

Whilst speed to market is obviously important, it’s worth noting that this is never at the expense of quality. Far from it. Quality is at the forefront of everything we do. Whether it’s a brand new vehicle or a change to an older application, already in range, all our braking product is designed, manufactured and tested to the meet the same standards of performance as the OE.

So the next time a new vehicle pulls into your bay, you too can be quick off the mark. Just fit Delphi pads and discs for OE quality, fast to market parts.

Related News Articles

News Article Press Release

Delphi Technologies’ coated brake discs provide longer lasting corrosion protection than competition

Independent testing shows a significant increase in corrosion resistance, with the Delphi Technologies’ disc lasting nearly 700 hours longer than leading OE and aftermarket brands. The additional protection, which represents significantly more hours in normal driving conditions, will help boost repair quality and long-term customer satisfaction. Ready-to-install, straight-from-the-box, Delphi Technologies’ coated brakes save time, boost margins and minimize returns.
Part newsroom 14
News Article Press Release

Delphi Technologies’ brake pads excel in high-performance vehicle testing

Delphi Technologies outperformed the competition in brake pad tests on a VW Touareg. The Delphi Technologies’ pad delivered exceptional stopping power, control and brake fade stability, while braking quietly and wearing less. Delphi Technologies achieved the optimal balance between noise, wear and stopping performance for a high-quality brake pad that technicians can fit with confidence. The outstanding results back-up tests on a VW Passat, where Delphi Technologies stopped quicker, quieter and lasted longer than the competition.
where to buy

Find out where to buy Delphi parts

where to repair

Find your nearest Service & Diesel Centres

Select your Region