Company Profile

Company Profile

Company History


1961 San Hoang established, starts manufacturing Friction Materials. Wu-Jen Cheng, the founder of San Hoang began with 3000 NT and with this, began to produce motorcyle brake pads.
1963 Name changed to ‘’Nan Hoang Resin Industrial Co,. Ltd.
1965 Successfully develop agricultural clutch plates; supplying ‘’Kubota Japan’’ OE manufacturer begins.
1970 ‘Nan Hoang Resin Industrial Co,. Ltd’ manufacturing range is increased as fabrication of boat clutches and brake linings starts.
1975 Name changed to ‘’ Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd’’; Nan Hoang institutes new quality control measures; first year of mass production.
1982 Successfully develop sintered bronze brake pads and clutches.
1985 Railway brake pads and linings are added to the range of products Nan Hoang manufactures.
1990 Newly refined Go Kart brake pads developed/
1994 Established ‘’Song Fei Tai Industrial Co., Ltd’’ as a subsidiary company; Song Fei Tai produces industrial machined friction materials; asbestos free friction materials also developed.
1995 Successfully develop paper type clutch plates.
1996 Completed Qualification for OE standard automatic batching and mixing system; obtained ISO 9002 international quality system certification.
1997 Certified QS 9000 international quality system acquired; Krauss performance tester and inspection equipment are now used. Nan Hoang becomes largest friction material manufacturer in Taiwan; non-asbestos bicycle brake pads developed.
1998 The mass production of asbestos free NAO automotive brake pads start; supplying forklift OE manufacturers begins.
2000 Nan Hoang complies with OE manufacturer quality control system; obtained ISO14001 environment management system certification; established the biggest friction material laboratory in Taiwan; enhanced the multi-functional testing equipment to provide the physical and performance analysis service.
2002 Successfully develop ceramic NAO disc brake pads; received ABE/ECE R90 E1 quality certification for automotive disc brake pads.
2003 Obtained ISO/TS 16949 international quality system certification; technical exchange with international friction researchers and technicians.
2004 Ceramic NAO disc brakes pad sales to North American Region increase.
2005 Friction research and development center established; focus towered eco-friendly products; entrance into motorcycle OE manufacturing.
2006 ‘’Taiwan First Brake Technology Co., Ltd’’ established for OE manufacturers. Successfully develop racing asbestos free disc brake pads.
2007 NHC moves to more modern manufacturing factory with greater capacity; granted ‘’TUV’’ quality certification for bicycle brake pads.
2008 Successfully develop CVT clutch weight for motorcycle OE market.
2009 Obtained ECE R78/ABE quality certification for motorcycle brake pads; granted TOSHMS (Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System) certification.
2010 Successfully develop the wind generator disc brake pads. Introduce the electronic microscope element analyzer; enhance friction material R & D capabilities.
2011 Successfully sell ceramic NAO disc brakes to electronic car manufacturers in North America.

2012 Complete low copper, copper free and green disc brake pads; Sponsor brake pads to Taiwan International Racing Circuit and sponsored vehicle wins championship.
2013 Expands the new facility, introduce the new automatic disc brake pads production line and precise equipment.
(1) For easier dealing with OE manufacturer, advanced inspection equipment is acquired.
1.1 Full multi functional dynamometer for bus, truck and railway system.
1.2 Link performance and noise inertia precisely tester, enable for F1 racing performance test.
1.3 Link real road portable data acquisition system.
(2) For better customer satisfaction, Nan Hoang introduces even more precise equipment:
1.1 Pre-treatment connection equipment
1.2 Curing connection equipment
1.3 Process connection equipment
(3) Research and develop the third generated NAO (steel fiber free), LM ( low metallic), refined SM (semi metallic) and FM (fully metallic) sinter bronze disc brake pads.
(4) Start to produce the latest copper free eco-friendly disc brake pads and hybrid brake pads.


About us

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd. was established in 1961 and had become the largest friction material manufacturer in Taiwan currently having ISO 9002, QS 9000 and ISO 14001 certifications since 1996 as well as ISO/TS 16949 approval in 2003. With the aim to improve quality, in 2003 NHC introduced advanced friction material R&D from Europe, U.S.A. and Japan. Using these new management, testing, inspection techniques, and quality has improved.
To further the goal of having a higher standard of product NHC has had technical exchanges with several top international friction researchers to ensure the educational training of Q.A management staff progress.
From 2005, successfully developed more than 100 kinds of different asbestos free formulations.
  1. Copper-free, low copper and eco-friendly disc brake pads.
  2. Ceramic fiber (NAO, LM, SM)
  3. Paper clutches
  4. Cork clutches
  5. Sinter bronze friction material
From 2012, focus on copper free, low copper and the latest hybrid brake pads.
Product: Disc brake pads, brake shoes, clutches, CVT, automatic transmission clutch plates and steel plates.
Applications: passenger cars, performance cars, taxis, modified cars, go karts, racing, off-road, 4WD, motor-cross, OE, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, forklift, agricultural machinery, wind turbine, railway, industrial machinery…etc.

Ceramic fiber is the most popular formula and it can resist the temperature up to 600 degree Celsius; at this stage, more than 7000 items of product have been developed and there are about 1700+ part number for automotive disc brake pads.



Factories – Taiwan


Factory One:
Located in the technology park, total area: 20000 square meters.
Factory Two:
Located in the An-Ping IND, District, total area: 8000 square meters.


Factory Three:
Located in the An-Ping IND, District, total area: 6000 square meters.

Future perspective

Advancing with technology, today’s new vehicles and tomorrow’s future vehicles are being designed with lighter materials, streamlined bodies, high-speed abilities and are environmentally friendly. Keeping in step with new technological advances, braking performance and the stability of the friction material are required to be greater. Not resting on our accomplishments, in the days and years ahead, we will team up with even more scientific and academic authorities to develop new products with additional benefits and in line with the newest advancing technology. Meanwhile, Nan Hoang will continue to be extremely motivated to carry out the systems of TS16949 & ISO14001 to the best ability. In the coming future Nan Hoang will systematically expand its markets, develop new technology, improve upon previous designs and strive toward a promising future amidst mounting competition in the international community.


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