Dedication to Friction Earns Award

Jun 19, 2014

Aftermarket brakes company Centric Parts has again been awarded a Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Award for contributions to the automotive industry.

This is the 12th year in a row that Centric Parts has been recognized by FMSI, continuing an unbroken streak dating back to the award’s inception in 2003, according to a press release. The award acknowledges Centric’s ongoing status as the single largest contributor to identifying new applications for the FMSI system.

Mario Figueroa, product manager, leads a group of researchers, engineers and technicians at Centric that is responsible for gathering and examining new model-year vehicle components to identify carryover parts and to catalog new ones to be entered into the FMSI registry, according to the release. The Centric Parts team was responsible for adding more than 260 new numbers to the FMSI database in the past year.

“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the whole team at Centric Parts,” Figueroa said. “This is for everyone in our research department. It’s really a group effort-all of us working hard to help keep Centric first to market with new applications every year.”

FMSI was founded in 1948 to maintain a standardized part numbering system used by the automotive aftermarket friction industry, and to disseminate to its members scientific, engineering, technological, statistical and other relevant information.