About Us

PMA Friction Products began in a garage working with limited equipment to produce friction materials that met the customer's needs and demands. Within a short period of time, PMA Friction Products’ customer base increased making this venture a full-time effort, which directly lead to the incorporation of PMA Friction Products in 1979. The company continued to grow, prompting a move into a facility with a staff of 3. Within a couple of years, they outgrew the location and PMA obtained more units which gave PMA the ability and flexibility to increase its capacity and to look at other markets. With this success, there was a need for a full-time office and sales force as well as a production force that worked 2 shifts a day, five days a week. PMA continued to grow, which lead to the purchase of the current 60,000 square foot facility in Batavia, IL.

By keeping work in-house, we offer faster response times, minimize start-up costs, and provide more control of the entire manufacturing process resulting in a superior customized product. We increased our capabilities to conduct in-house testing which allows us the ability to take our customer's application on a case-by-case basis and pre-screen friction material selections to help reduce our customer's R&D costs. Additionally, we have a tool room, a chemical lab where samples are produced per customer's specifications, a quality lab for testing, and a first-class manufacturing facility.

We are proud to offer:
- Technical Assistance
- Rapid Prototype Development
- In-House Tooling & Manufacturing
- Prompt Deliveries
- Top-Notch Customer Service

PMA Friction Products’ success was built on its original premise of hard work and dedication to produce a high quality friction material in an effort to go beyond its customer's expectations. PMA's devoted employees have carried this forward and continue to pursue excellence to meet these original goals. We look forward to meeting our next challenge as we look to become one of the top friction material suppliers.