Still privately owned, EBC Brakes is a world leader in the manufacture of brake components. In the early 80’s in Europe, EBC commenced developing the world’s first aftermarket range of products. After a successful launch in Europe, EBC expanded into the USA market in the mid-1980s. Expanding rapidly in the automotive industry, EBC Brakes has become a world leader in sport, high performance and race brake pads and disc/rotors with a massive trademark range of products. Recently EBC launched another ground breaking material with its ECO friendly Ultimax 2 brake friction material that completely eliminated all heavy metals and sulfides. EBC produces 100% of its brake pad range in its own factories in the UK and USA, 100% of its own motorcycle brake discs/rotors in its UK facility and a huge proportion of its automotive brake discs are also UK and USA made.