History Of Industrial Friction Materials
Some major work we’ve undertaken recently includes manufacturing slipping clutch parts for a Siemens Rail point machine which is in worldwide use, exporting bespoke brake blocks for Hitachi Turbine electric generators to the Indian sub-continent, plus a request to establish workshops in Saudi Arabia duplicating our successful operation in South Wales. We have also appointed a distributor for the African continent. As a result we have an enviable worldwide reputation for both quality and service.
We are fortunate to have clients amongst some of the world’s top ‘blue chip’ organisations, such as Corus UK, Tata Steel, Railtrack and National Power to name but a few.
Cecil Price: Founder
Who’s Who at Industrial Friction Materials Today
John Price: Managing Director
John joined the company in 1976. He started in the workshop gaining first-hand experience of day to day operations and in the process, acquiring considerable knowledge and experience in the friction industry. He progressed well in the company and in 1988 his success allowed him to become Workshop Manager. In 1996, John ascended to the Board of Directors ultimately becoming Managing Director; the post he holds today.
George Price: Business Consultant
George joined the company, in 1988, after qualifying as an engineer and took over as workshop manager from John Price. After a successful 8 years he then joined the Board of Directors to continue his stewardship at board level. In 2009 George left the company to pursue other business opportunities and expand his portfolio. Currently, George is acting as a business consultant, in conjunction with his other business interests and promoting Industrial Friction Materials Ltd through his network of business and professional contacts.