Ferodo is a brake company based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in High Peak, Derbyshire.More
Ferodo is a brake company based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in High Peak, Derbyshire.
It was founded in 1897 by Herbert Frood (1864-1931), with manufacturing starting in Gorton in 1901 and moving to Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire in 1902. Ferodo has been a world leading company dedicated to the design and manufacture of friction products, especially braking materials. It was the first company to use asbestos for brake linings and developed the first modern brake friction materials.
Ferodo UK became part of Turner & Newall in 1926. It had a factory at Chapel-en-le-Frith and in 1964 opened another at Caernarfon.
In 1998 the business was acquired by the huge automotive group Federal-Mogul. It is now part of Federal-Mogul Aftermarket UK Limited. In 2012 ₤13m was invested in new floors, insulation, low energy heating and new process machines.Less
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