SBS becomes IATF-certified

Press Release

SVENDBORG, DENMARK. April 16, 2024 – SBS Friction A/S, the leading Tier-1 and Tier-2 supplier of high-performance brake pads for OEM and aftermarket brake pads for motorcycles, scooters, and side-by-side vehicles, today announced its achievement of the IATF 16949:2016 certification.

SBS Friction IATF certificates

The certification builds on top of the company’s already existing ISO 90001 certification and will be complementary to the ECE R90 certification. The certification has been implemented to improve workflow processes and confirm the brake manufacturer's continued commitment to producing best-of-industry quality brake products for OEM and aftermarket and enable expansion of its business activities therein and production efficiency.

With our ECE R90 and ISO 90001 certifications, we already work daily to ensure high quality and reliability for motorcycle riders and customers all over the world. The IATF certification is required by many industrial OEM vehicle manufacturers, and we are now in a better position to service these from the SBS production facility in Denmark, together with the rest of the Brembo-group.

Gitte Hviid Larsen, Quality Manager @ SBS

The prestigious achievement is a result of SBS’s relentless pursuit of excellence where stringent quality control and continuous improvement initiatives across all facets of the company’s operations have required full collaboration throughout the entire organization.

- The entire SBS organization has had full focus on the previous work required to achieve the certification, and a big thank you must go to all employees who have reviewed, modeled, and defined procedures that have secured the certification, adds Gitte.

SBS IATF Quality Management System can be viewed here: