About us

Established in 1984, WINMAX CORP. is one of the leading performance and racing brake parts manufacturers in Japan. As a subsidiary of OEM supplier MK Kashiyama Corp., Winmax has delivered a combination of racing passion and meticulous engineering for decades. Used by top motorsport teams in road racing, rally racing, gymkhana, autocross, and time trials, Winmax brake pads have been rigorously tested in competitive racing environments throughout the world.

About us

Winmax Japan

Using a knowledge database that covers everything from OE factory pads to formula racing machines, Winmax begins all brake pad development in its research and development facilities. By blending various types of raw materials based on the information accumulated over years of quality engineering, Winmax is able to develop friction materials that meet the requirements of performance, effectiveness, life, noise, vibration, and feel.

Testing and data collection is also vital to the Winmax R&D process. Using an enclosed brake dynamometer with a sealed environmental chamber, a variety of brake pad simulations are able to take place under controlled conditions. By evaluating the braking performance under a variety of driving conditions, Winmax is able to test, develop, and improve brake pads until they meet the strict standards required before being sold to enthusiast drivers across the world. Winmax is a certified ISO9001, ISO14001, and ECE Regulation No. 90 brake parts manufacturer.

Brake pads are important safety parts, especially to enthusiast drivers, and it is core to the Winmax philosophy that all parts sold are required to have high reliability and be of high quality. Using laboratory data and regular feedback from motorsport teams, our engineers carry out constant development in order to develop products that meet our exacting specifications. During the manufacturing process, engineering teams will carry out required evaluations of appearance, dimensions, hardness, surface roughness, and adhesion of lining (using a shear strength tester).

Winmax Europe

Winmax Europe started in 2013 with the import of the Winmax Brake pads for the European market, as well as for Africa, Russia, Middle-East and Central-and South-America. The objective is to create a network of dealers in every country of Europe, for the distribution of the Winmax Brake pads for Motorsport use but also for standard road cars.

The stock and logistic centre of Winmax Europe is located in Belgium which is an ideal hub to supply all the other countries in Europe. Winmax Europe is not only delivering the brake pads, but also runs a marketing campaign on international level in Motorsport. Furthermore Winmax Europe is also doing regular tests in Motorsport to make constant evolutions on the product.

Winmax Europe has a team of specialists to support all Winmax Brake pad users with technical know-how, test results and other important information.