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ENGINE EXPERTISE

Goetze® is the number one name in quality pistons, piston rings, block kits, cylinder liners and engine valves. Promoting smooth performance and efficiency in all types of petrol, diesel and gas engines.

OVER 100 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE

For over 100 years, the iconic Champion® brand has been a world leader in the manufacture of spark plugs for every kind of combustion engine. From innovation aviation technology to a tradition of motorsports dominance, the Champion brand has been a part of product development in every type of engine.

YOU'RE IN CONTROL

Ferodo is the premium braking brand from Federal-Mogul. Our company has a proud history of technical innovation and product development. Today, we provide quality brake parts to the world’s leading manufacturers and the aftermarket.

1887

Founded by Friedrich Wilhelm GOETZE in Burscheid

1891

Building of the first manufacturing plant in Burscheid

1904

Goetze wins the Gold medal on the wald Faire St. Louis

1912

Start of the production of piston rings for petrol europe

1924

1st multi Cylinder head Gasket (CHG) production

1948

Production of 1st Chrome coated piston rings in Europe

1956

Share in Goetze India Ltd.in New Delhi

1964

Foundation of Goetze Friedberg GmbH , production of small, middle and large bore piston ring

1973

Construction of R&D Centre and Development of plasma Coating; 1st CHG Goetze Astadur

1984

1st Asbeston FREE CHG series production for OE; Development of Chrome-Ceramics-Coating

1993

Takeover by Turner & Newall Ltd. (T&N)

1994

Restart sales of Liners in Aftermarket

1998

Takeover by Federal-Mogul Corporation

2000

1st Goetze Diamond coated® (GDC)® piston ring

2005

Introduction of Fo- piston ring design (Form Optimized) and LKZ (Laufsteg, Konisch, Zylindrisch) oil ring for low oil consumption and low friction

2007

1st DLC® (Diamond like carbon®) piston ring for petrol engines

2009

Engine brands repositioning. Goetze becomes the only brand for piston rings and cylinder liners. New visual identity and packaging with an extensive anti- counter programme and market leader message: THE BEST YOU CAN GET

1907

Champion is Born!

1908

Champion Wiper Blades
Ford Model 'Tin Lizzie'

Launched in 1908, the Ford Model T ('Tin Lizzie') is the car considered to have introduced automotive ownership to the masses. Famously available in 'any colour you want as long as it's black', the Champion sparked Model T became one of the most significant vehicles in history.

1969

Champion Igniters
Concorde Takes Off

Everything about Concorde was exceptional. It cruised at twice the speed of sound, at an altitude of up to 11 miles. The four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus engines with Champion igniters, each provided more than 38,000lbs of thrust.

1978

Spark Plugs
Le Mans Victory

Against the might of Porsche, Renault's little 2-litre Alpine A442, with the help of half a dozen Champion spark plugs and the divine skills of Didler Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, were victorious at Le Mans.

1984

Champion Igniters
Land Speed History

On October 4, 1984, history was made, Richard Noble drove the extraordinary gold aero-engined Thrust 2 across the Black Rock desert to become the fastest man on earth. Fired by Champion ignitors, the vehicle achieved 633mph.

1994

Champion Wiper Blades
Eurostar Speeds Ahead

The Channel Tunnel between the UK and France paved the way for a new breed of train. Eurostar can hit 300kph on its journey from London to Paris - a huge test for its components, including the Champion wipers on the front screen.

2006

Spark Plugs
F1 Two in a Row

Spaniard Fernando Alonso became F1's youngest ever victor in 2005, in his Champion-sparked V10 Renault, aged just 24. He then fought off Michael Schumacher and Ferrari in 2006, to retain his title with Renault and Champion.

2010

Champion Wiper Blades
Pace Award Winners

Our groundbreaking Bayonet Connection System for flat blade wipers received a prestigious Automotive News Pace Award. The award recognizes innovative design and technological advancement in automotive.

2013

Champion Wiper Blades
Champion Rains Supreme

Already covering almost every car, Champion relaunches its entire windscreen wiper portfolio in Aerovantage and Easyvision. Drawing on our extensive OE experience and history of innovation, Champion offers a complete programme of rain-loving wipers - for every type of customer.

1897

Ferodo starts making brakes for horse-drawn carts

1902

The first brake linings are introduced

1922

Ferodo becomes the first company to supply original equipment (OE) linings for a mass-produced car, with linings fitted to the Austin 7

1926

J.G. Parry-Thomas breaks the world land speed record of 169 mph (272 km/h) at Pendine Sands using Ferodo brakes

1956

Ferodo introduces the first disc brake pad on a mass produced vehicle – Triumph TR3

1963

Donald Campbell sets a land speed record of 403.1 mph (649 km/h) using Ferodo brakes

1969

Ferodo opens the world’s largest brake test facility

1980

Ferodo produces the first European non-asbestos brake pad. Then, Ferodo introduces discs, brake fluid and hydraulics

1990

All Ferodo brake pads go 100% green with no heavy metals

1998

Ferodo is acquired by Federal-Mogul and Ferodo Racing is created in Mondovi, Italy

2005

Ferodo racing introduces Siloxane technology

2010

You’re in control – Ferodo develops a new brand promise

2012

Ferodo introduces a new improved box featuring greater structural integrity, top opening access and Anti-counterfeit technology

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