Carlisle Brake & Friction

Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) is a globally recognized leader in the development and manufacture of highly innovative brake and friction system solutions to service a diverse range of motion control applications. The comprehensive nature of Carlisle's brake system expertise includes hydraulic control products, industrial brake assemblies, wet and dry friction material for brake clutch and transmission applications as well as aftermarket replacement kits, all developed and manufactured under the Carlisle umbrella. Our full-system product offering, supported by our industry-experienced staff of experts, provide our customers with brake system solutions that set them apart from our competition.

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  • High performance and severe duty brake, clutch and transmission products.
Markets Mining, construction, agriculture, aerospace, military, motorsports, industrial and renewable energy


Carlise Brake & Friction (CBF) has been the brake supplier of choice in the mining industry for decades, counting the world's largest and most respected mining OEMs as customers, including CAT, Komatsu, Liebherr, Hitachi and Sany. CBF consistently remains in the braking technology forefront by adapting to the changes in the industry, expanding the technology envelope and ultimately providing superior solutions to world class OEMs around the world.


The construction machine market has been a cornerstone of CBF for decades. Our products are used by the most recognized construction OEMs in the world in applications around the globe as diverse as articulated dump trucks to backhoe loaders. If you pass a construction site during your day, chances are you've seen a vehicle with a CBF product on it.


CBF has been a significant brake system and friction component supplier to agriculture and forestry industry for over thirty years. Our customer base is an extensive list of industry leaders, including John Deere, CNH, Same Deutz-Fahr, Clark Hurth, Claas and Mahindra.


CBF is one of the largest steel brake friction suppliers for the global aerospace market. Original equipment manufacturers including Goodrich, ABS and Parker Hannifin rely on our product quality, heat capacity, consistent performance and exceptional durability to meet the critical demands of today's aircraft.


CBF products are utilized in virtually every form of military land vehicle including transports, tanks, assault vehicles and construction equipment. CBF is also a primary OEM supplier of brake friction materials for military jets, planes, helicopters and drones.


CBF is a leading supplier of severe duty and high performance products for the motorsports and performance automotive markets. Over the past decade our friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer. From NASCAR to the weekend racer, our products provide a true competitive edge.


CBF has been supplying braking systems and friction components to original equipment manufacturers in a diverse range of industrial markets for over 87 years. Our products can be found on material handling vehicles, oil rigs, telehandlers, transit systems, car and truck commercial fleets, cranes, elevators, amusement park rides, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and electromagnetic devices.

Renewable Energy

CBF supplies braking solutions to leading wind OEMs around the globe both for the MegaWatt and KiloWatt class wind markets.