EBC Brake Brief History
With business commencing in 1978, the company has grown from an importer distributing products from a single van to a multi-national group employing over 400 staff located in three countries and worldwide sales in excess of $100 million and is now known as the FREEMAN GROUP of Companies.
The group product range comprises brake discs, clutches and disc brake pads for motorcycles, all terrain vehicles (ATV or Quads), mountain bikes, go karts (or shifter karts) and automobiles.
The group also owns 100% of the shareholding of EFI (European Friction Industries Ltd) of Bristol, UK who are Europe's no.1 independent manufacturer of disc brake pads. EFI has a 50 year pedigree of manufacture in heavy brakes such as commercial vehicles (trucks and trailers), earth moving equipment such as bulldozers and dump trucks, and railway applications. Its products are the preferred choice of numerous rail networks including Docklands Railway, Tyne Tees Metro system, and are specified by the original equipment builder Tectran in the United States.
The group is still currently owned by the founder and now Managing Director Andy Freeman who is a strong proponent of British manufacturing. The motto at EBC Brakes and EFI is NOT to import any brake product from third world countries and to manufacture every piece possible in its own facilities.
We are proud of our products, proud of our team that work for us, and intend to continue to develop our ideas based on British and US manufacturing of quality products for the discerning buyer.
Founded in 1978, the EBC Brakes Group is still a private company owned exclusively by the current managing director Andy Freeman (pictured below at a customer appreciation evening in Bristol 2007).