Established in 1976 as a joint venture with a world famous friction materials manaufacturer, Sundaram Brake Linings (SBL) is now a fully Indian owned company manufacturing automotive, non-automotive and industrial friction materials. SBL products are extensivley used in commercial vehicles, passenger cars, tractors (agricultural) and motor cycles.
SBL has Four manufacturing plants with two plants dedicated exclusively to manufacturing asbestos-free brake linings and pads. The combined production capacity of all four manufacturing plants exceeds 1.2 million brake blocks per month. SBL also manufactures Asbestos-free Woven Clutch Facings, Disc Pads, Flexible rolls, and insitu Bonded Shoes
All manufacturing plants are strategically located near major Indian ports to improve the turnaround time in servicing global customers.
SBL exports to more than 69 countries catering to the after market needs of international applications like Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Scania, Renault etc. SBL is also the preferred supplier to some of the well known axle manufacturers as original equipment
TQM, TPM and Lean Manufacturing systems are practised to achieve world class standards. Environmentally and socially responsible, SBL assures total health protection to its employees.