HARDEX JOINS FMSI (FRICTION MATERIAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE)
September 11, 2012
In 1948 the Friction Materials Standards Institute was founded as a trade association of automotive aftermarket friction manufacturers. Since that time it has performed a very valuable service for the automotive aftermarket – the creation of a standardized part numbering system for brakes and clutch facings.
Maintain and enhance this standardized part numbering system for all on highway vehicles in use in North America.
Not only do the manufacturing members have the right to use this system, but their customers also have that right. From manufacturer through retailer / installer one part number is used as the standard and as a common language – the FMSI number.
Disseminate to its members such scientific, engineering, technological, statistical andother relevant information as it may obtain in the public domain pertaining to brake linings, clutch facings, and the industry.
In most industries each company must perform this service by themselves at substantial cost. Then they must coordinate that part number with their customers at additional expense to both. Because the members support and cooperate in this effort, the entire industry has benefitted at a relatively low cost.
Membership in FMSI is open to any manufacturer of friction and related products covered by the trademarked FMSI and FMS part numbers. Other participants in this industry may be eligible for licensee membership.
Both FMSI® and FMS® are registered trademarks of the Friction Materials Standards Institute.
VISIT HARDEX BRAKES CORP. IN MIDDLE EAST NOW! (MAY 22-24, 2012)
Hardex will be attending 2012 Automechanika International Exhibition in Dubai.
This show will take place on MAY 22 – 24 , 2012 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The booth number is : 3AM803. Come & Visit us!
After a record year in 2010 in terms of exhibitor numbers (1,007 exhibitors) and square meters occupied, Automechanika Middle East has trulyestablished itself as an international trade fair of global acclaim. Due to the show’s exponential growth since its inception, Automechanika Middle East was recently awarded title of “Fastest Growing Show in the Middle East/Africa” by Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50.
With the largest international automotive aftermarket trade fair in the wider Middle East now well under way, see below some of the features lined up for this year’s 9th edition taking place from June 7th to 9th, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
VISIT OUR BOOTH AT AAPEX/SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS THIS YEAR!
AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. More than 128,000 professionals from around the globe participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AAPEX is your connection to automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators all in one place. Automotive parts wholesale distributors, retailers, service chains, jobbers and service professionals attend AAPEX. These buyers represent billions of dollars in buying power.