From the leading independent brand.

Apec offers the most advanced, comprehensively tested and environmentally friendly brake pads for the aftermarket. Over 18 million Apec brake pads are produced every year, to cover 99% of all cars and LCVs in the UK and Ireland. This includes not only modern cars, but also older vehicles from the 1960s onwards, all listed in our online catalogue.

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Apec Brake Pads

A unique production process.

All apec brake pads are made from the latest generation friction materials and benefit from a unique High Pressure Treatment (HPT) scorching process, for:

  • superior initial performance and easier bedding-in
  • longer working life
  • optimum safety and comfort.

The HPT process

 


Dependable quality

All Apec brake pads are precision-made in Europe, using advanced robotic technology for constant accuracy and easy first-time fitting. The manufacturing process includes the friction material, back plate and shims, ensuring consistent high quality. Pads then undergo rigorous and extensive testing.

For optimum braking performance, we recommend you also fit new Apec discs when fitting new Apec pads.

Apec pads and discs are covered by our 2Y24K guarantee.

Side Pad

Advanced friction technology.

Explore the key design features of a typical Apec brake pad.

Rigorously Tested

Apec pads are subjected to tough tests to make sure they meet our exacting criteria for outstanding performance, comfort and safety. Testing takes place in laboratories, on test tracks and mountain roads.

All apec brake pads are made from the latest generation friction materials and benefit from a unique High Pressure Treatment (HPT) scorching process, for:
• superior initial performance and easier
• bedding-in
• longer working life
• optimum safety and comfort.

Dependable quality

All Apec brake pads are precision-made in Europe, using advanced robotic technology for constant accuracy and easy first-time fitting. The manufacturing process includes the friction material, back plate and shims, ensuring consistent high quality. Pads then undergo rigorous and extensive testing.

Beyond required standards

Apec brake pads are subjected to, and pass, tests which are often considerably more demanding than the R90 and R13 standards set by the international motor industry.

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Cleaner braking.

Apec Braking is naturally concerned about safeguarding the environment.

Apec brake pads make a positive contribution through the HPT manufacturing process. With HPT, harmful gases that are normally released into the atmosphere during the bedding-in stage while driving, are contained and treated in the laboratory. Thorough air filtering and scrubbing means all the harmful gases are neutralised, making the process safe and eco-friendly.

Apec friction material also exceeds EU regulations, by completely eliminating heavy metals such as lead, copper and antimony.

Environmentally Friendly
Brake accessories

Accessories

Apec accessory kits offer a wide range of springs and shims, all precision made to OE standards using quality, durable materials. When fitted with Apec pads and discs, they ensure that fitters can restore even high-mileage braking systems to the braking performance levels the original manufacturer intended.

Brakefit.
Pads that perform.

Developed, tested and manufactured in Europe as direct replacements for OE, Brakefit pads feature the latest formulation friction materials, and comfortably exceed R90 regulations.

Innovative processes and advanced production technology ensure Brakefit pads are consistently dimensionally accurate and need minimal bedding-in, achieving maximum retardation virtually from first use.

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Brakefit Pads