Businesses | Rane Brake Lining Limited

Rane Brake Lining Limited

“To establish global presence and enhance domestic leadership by providing eco-friendly friction solutions”

Our Vision


Established in 1964

Market Leader in India

4 Manufacturing Locations

Technical Collaboration with NISSHINBO

Modern Testing Facilities

Exporter of Friction Products

Deming Prize in 2003

Deming Grand Prize (Formerly JQM) IN 2013

ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949: 2016, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS-18001:2015 & ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified



  • Technical collaboration with Nisshinbo Brakes Inc, Japan for know how in asbestos free brake linings, disc pads & clutch facings.
  • Application in every segment of automobile industry

Domestic Market Leadership

  • Leader in Commercial Vehicle / Passenger Car / Utility Vehicle & Two Wheeler applications
  • Most preferred brand in independent replacement markets
  • Leading supplier of composite brake blocks to Indian Railways
  • Significant supplier to State Transport Undertakings


  • Products supplied to 15 countries.
  • Range & technology for Indian / European Commercial Vehicle references
  • Supply experience to Sri Lankan Railways for composite brake blocks
  • CV disc brake pads to Europe


  • Research and development is prime thrust area
  • Library of widely tested & approved formulations to suit diverse market / customer requirements
  • Benchmark capability to develop friction materials as per customer choice
  • R&D centre approved by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
  • Dedicated facility for new product development for critical applications including aerospace & sintered friction materials
  • Products are consistently updated in tune with evolving customer demands
  • Green material policy is being continuously evolved to ensure products meet stringent eco norms
  • Design centre has Computer Aided Design (CAD) and sophisticated test equipments like full scale inertia dynamometers attached with Environment Chamber, Static Mu measurement and Noise Study rig


  • NAO and Low Steel products to meet futuristic vehicle requirements.
  • More than 400 formulations in RBL library.
  • Access to Nisshinbo global formulation library.
  • Access to Nisshinbo test facilities for special test purpose including NVH evaluation.

R&D Capabilities

  • Comprehensive test laboratory for performance characteristics validation.
  • To stimulate field conditions on dynamometer for product development.
  • Interpretation of results to international standards.
  • Sintered friction material.


The complete spectrum of products from RBL are manufactured in 4 plants located in Chennai, Hyderabad, Puducherry and Trichy
Exclusive asbestos free facilities in Hyderabad, Trichy & Puducherry
Superior special purpose machines to ensure consistent & stringent quality requirements
Automotive Products : Brake linings, disc pads and clutch facings
Railway products : Composite brake blocks Aerospace : Organic pads for trainer aircraft
Automotive Products: Disc pads, clutch facings & CV Brake Pads Railway Products : Composite Brake Blocks
Automotive Products: Brake linings, clutch facings & sintered clutch buttons Railway Products: Compositive brake blocks
Automotive Products: Disc Pads and Brake linings


Testing & Validation

Products go through comprehensive testing and validation in the modern test facilities:
  • Inertia dynamometers, a thermo gravimetric analyzer, the gas Chromatograph technology and Correvit used for on-board testing
  • Simulated test conditions ascertain performance characteristics
Machine Inertia Range Manufacturer Year Application
Dynamometer – 2 4.6 to 30 Kgms² 2 Protel, India 1995 Disc pads, Brake Linings for PC / LCV / Tractors
Dynamometer – 3 0.75 to 7.5 Kgms² 2 Krauss, Germany 1999 Disc pads, Brake Linings for PC
Dynamometer – 4 66 to 320 Kgms² Telco, India 2001 Brake Linings for HCV / Railway Brake Blocks & CVDP
Dynamometer – 5 & 6 0.35 to 5 Kgms² Pricol, India 2003 Disc pads -4w, 2w & Brake Linings for PC
Dynamometer – 7 25 to 155 Kgms² TAL, India 2006 Discpad -HCV & Brake linings for HCV / LCV
Dynamometer – 8 0.5 to 16 Kgms² SNT, Japan 2007 Disc pads -4w, 2w & Brake Linings for PC
Dynamometer – 9 0.75 to 24 Kgms² SNT, Japan 2013 Disc pads -4w, 2w & Brake Linings for PC with Climatic Chamber


Brake Linings

Low Steel & NAO formulation range Explore

Disc Pads

NAO, Low Steel & Semi metallic formulation range Explore

Railways Brake Blocks

L type low friction K type high friction Metro Rail Explore

Clutch Facings

Moulded Chord Woven Explore

Commercial Vehicle Brake Pads

Low steel formulation range Mechanical lock in pads Explore

Sintered Brake Pads

Copper & Iron Based formulations Explore

Contact Information

Key Contact Person

Rane Brake Lining Limited

  • Plot No 30, II Main Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai – 600 058. India.
  • Phone :+91-44-26250566/42215501