• Manufacturers of friction systems since 1952

HISTORY

1952 FERIA TORINO

1952

  • Maffio Milesi establishes INDUSTRIAS GALFER S.A.
  • SEAT provider for drum brake linings and clutch discs
  • First supplies for PEGASO: brake linings for heavy vehicles
  • First drum brake linings for motorcycles (Sanglas)
  • Manufacture of COBALT high-performance brake linings

1960

  • Manufacture of HP high-performance brake linings
  • Supplier of disk brake pads for the SEAT 124
  • Manufacture of HP6 high-performance brake linings 

1970

  • First development of aramid fibers blends to replace asbestos
  • The second generation of Milesis takes over management of INDUSTRIAS GALFER, S.A.

1980

  • Manufacture of de HP6/2 (Brake lining without asbestos)
  • First brake pads for motorcycles (Mototrans Ducati)
  • The use of asbestos for manufacturing brake components is reduced by 80%
  • First catalog of disk brake pads for motorcycle with 45 products and 2 composites (Gold and Silver)
1990_Nave_BCN

1990

  • The use of asbestos is totally discontinued (100%) for manufacturing brake components
  • GALFER USA established in California (USA)
  • Development and manufacturing of the first disk brake pads for bicycles
  • Development and manufacturing of cast-iron brake discs 
  • CMM Motocomponentes, S.L. established to distribute motorcycle products in Spain
  • Development and manufacturing of stainless steel brake discs
  • Creation and registering the patent for Disc Wave® in Europe and USA
  • Development and manufacture of the brake components for the first hydraulic system for Mountain Bike (Magura GustavM)

2000

  • GALFER Auto, S.L. established for the distribution of car products in Spain
  • Creation and registering the patent for peripheral disc
  • New GALFER USA headquarters in Oxnard (California)
  • Development of sintered metal compounds for disk brake pads
  • Start of sintered metal brake pads manufacturing
  • Opening of the new INDUSTRIAS GALFER, S.A plant in Granollers (Spain)

2010

  • Creation of the production system for the 2nd generation of sintered metal brake pads 
  • Implementation of the  ISO/TS 16649 quality system 

2020

  • Development of the new Disc CUBIQ for sportive and custom motorcycles
  • ECE R90 certification for GALFER brake pads