Who is WOKING?

Manufactured in Spain, WOKING is one of Europe’s leading aftermarket friction manufactures. Established in 1970 and named after the birthplace of McLaren, WOKING produce over 25 million brake pad sets per year using OE equivalent quality control to the strict ECE-R90 certified standards.

• More than 30 million sets per year
• More than 2,500 references
• Fully integrated manufacturer system
• Excellent performance & comfort
• High level of accessories
• 100 % Scorched (HPT)
• No heavy metals
• ECE R-90 tested

What makes WOKING special?

WOKING has a firm commitment to environmental protection. Every time you brake your vehicle produces brake dust, which finds its way into urban waterways, streams and rivers. This dust contains heavy metals such as copper which has negative biological effects backed up by a study conducted by the University of Canterbury. That’s a bad thing for everyone.

WOKING fixed that, as a result of long-term research in raw materials and continuous environmental improvements all WOKING products meet the most advanced environmental regulations in the world.

So far, 92% of WOKING brake pads are certified as “N”, TOTALLY heavy metal free.

At Partmaster we are passionate about finding products that are better for our planet, which is why we exclusively distribute WOKING nationwide. This is especially important as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, to ensure you have a choice in a sustainable future.

Toxic metal free
Shorter braking distance
Very good wear rate
Shorter bedding-in period

What is ECE-R90 certified standard?

Unlike New Zealand which has no enforceable regulations governing the performance of aftermarket brake components, Europe and many other nations do and must comply with R90.

R90 calls for linings to be tested for speed sensitivity, cold performance, and replacement Brake pads and brake shoes are permitted to deviate from the frictional characteristics of their original-equipment counterparts by not more than ±15%. Every pad WOKING produces is 100% compliant.

This ensures your replacement parts are fit for purpose, have the best performance and will perform as expected when most needed…an emergency, where stopping distance saves lives.

High Pressure Treatment

HPT: High Pressure Treatment
Woking brake Pads are scorched with electrical hated steel table system at 650C and accelerated heat interchange applying 10.000 N press force per brake pad thus ensuring that the complete surface of the pad is evenly cured. This process provides a shorter bedding-in period and an efficient brake operation just upon installation as typical O.E.M pads performance required to work under most severe conditions. HPT process is implemented in all our factories.

ADT Alpine Descent Tests
Alpine descent test are fundamental in R & D process of new friction material. This test are usually performed by experienced Woking drivers in the Austrian Groβlocknermountain area, especially in Edelweisspitze(2.571 m), a road with a 12% average slope that reaches up to 18% in some ofits sections.
Slow Descent Test
Medium speed 40km/h
Top speed 80 km/h
Long : 16km
Time: 23'
Final Temperature: 600 degrees C

Speed Descent Test
Medium speed 60km/h
Top speed 1200 km/h
Long : 16km
Time: 15.36'
Final Temperature: 800 degrees C

So, what’s the difference between semi-metallic vs ceramic brake pads?

Metallic brake pads
Metallic brake pads are comprised of anywhere between 30% and 70% metals including copper, iron, steel, or other composite alloys. These various metals are combined with graphite lubricant as well as other fillers to complete the brake bad. The metallic brake pad compounds that are available vary, with each offering their own advantages for different situations as diverse as daily commutes to track racing.

For many drivers, especially those who value high-performance, the choice between ceramic vs. metallic brake pads is easy. Performance-driven drivers prefer the metallic brake pads because they offer improved braking performance in a much wider range of temperatures and conditions. Because metals are such a good conductor of heat, they tend to be able to withstand more heat while simultaneously helping braking systems cool back down more quickly. They also don’t compress as much as organic brakes, meaning less pressure needs to be applied to the brake pedal to effect stopping ability.

There are some disadvantages to low metallic brake pads. They tend to be noisier than ceramic and they are slightly more expensive. They also produce more brake dust than ceramic, which can lead to dirtier rims.
Ceramic brake pads
These brake pads are made from ceramic very similar to the type of ceramic used to make pottery and plates, however it’s denser and a lot more durable. Ceramic brake pads also have fine copper fibers embedded within them, to help increase their friction and heat conductivity.

Since they were developed in the mid-1980s, ceramic brake pads have been consistently increasing in popularity for a number reasons:

1. Noise-Level: Ceramic brake pads are very quiet, creating little-to-no extra sound when the brakes are applied.
2. Wear & Tear Residue: They produce less dust as they wear down. Cleaner rims.
3. Temperature & Driving Conditions: They are ideal for medium, ideally light duty.

But, as with most things, there is some “give” that comes with the “take”; ceramic brake pads do have some limitations. Ceramic brake pads have a longer stopping distance and aren’t considered the best choice for extreme driving conditions, such as very cold climates or heavy-duty conditions such as towing.

WOKING brake pads are low metallic and contain no toxic metals and are eco-friendly, as well as having a very good wear rate and short braking distances.

Why WOKING is the best choice for braking?

Backing Plate
The backing plate is one of the most important components to ensure a correct brake pad performance. The appropriate blanking during the manufacturing process guarantees a completely flat surface of the plate as well as the exact dimensions respecting the minimum tolerances allowed by this process. Besides, the final powder paint procedure will avoid any kind of plate corrosion in the future.

Damping shim
Noise is one of the most common problems concerning braking. For precisely that reason WOKING has a range of products containing every component required in a correct fitting, according to the vehicle manufacturer specifications. The shim plate reduces frequencies and vibrations usually caused by different components (such as caliper, suspension or chassis) and prevents their transmission to the pad.

Friction material
Our friction material balances performance, comfort and a long service-file with every pad being designed specifically to suit the application. A recent investment has just been made in our production lines in order to purchase new deep molding press, together with additional scorching and painting sections. Those investments improve even more WOKING brake pads advantages.
R&D department is constantly researching into efficient solutions, especially when the pads are exposed to the most adverse circumstances. WOKING designs, develops and produces its own friction material formulae based on components both quality tested and environmentally friendly.
Our goal: your protection.

Scorching entails a 650°C heat treatment of the plate's surface under a one-tonne pressure permitting the evacuation of any residual gas right after manufacturing process. This means the pads are ready to use with no further ‘bed-in’ required. Without scorching, friction material would overheat during its initial life period and consequently, reducing brake pads efficiency.

Committed to the environment
• Long history in sustainable development and environmental protection 
• All our products meet the strictest environmental regulations in the world 
• FREE of heavy metals such as, among others, lead, copper and antimony.
• 92% of WOKING brake pads are certified as “N”, totally heavy metal free.
• 100% R90 regulation compliant

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