In 1925, Presswerk AG (PAG) manufactured furniture related products in Essen, Germany, and were commissioned to produce brake friction materials for the HermanKirchbach’schen Werke in Coswig. As time progressed into the 1950's, the PAG company started to market their own friction brake products for commercial vehicles and trailer applications, under a brand name called PAGID.
Fast forward to 1987, and PAGID grew into a renowned brand name, especially known for their expertise in high performance & racing cars! This was also the year that PAGID started supplying their brake pads for the first Porsche 944 Turbo Cup. The following year saw German race drivers Hans Joachim Stuck and Walter Röhrl, enter the Trans-Am series courtesy Audi and their 200 turbo Quattro, which was equipped with PAGID’s racing brake pads, & the team won six out of 13 races in throughout 1988!
PAGID Racing later developed the first brake pad for patented carbon ceramic brake discs on high-performance production cars. Thus, in 2000, the Porsche 996 GT3 and the Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG „F1 Limited Edition“ became the world's first road-legal cars to be equipped with ceramic brake discs and PAGID Racing brake pads.
2016 witnessed a historic quadruple victory at the 24h Race at the Nürburgring, with the AMG-Team BLACK FALCON being victorious in the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3, and in total, seven teams that relied on PAGID Racing brake performance made it into the top ten. 2 years later and back the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, PAGID Racing claimed a triple victory and seven class wins, with the #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Manthey Racing securing the prestigious overall win!
PAGID Racing brake products are designed to produce the highest possible performance levels over a wide range of operating conditions, and are available in many different material formulations. They fit most popular racing and high performance calipers, & also may be fitted as an upgrade to many factory calipers for high performance cars. In addition, PAGID Racing brake products are fitted as original equipment to some of the most prestigious and powerful production cars in the world including Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari and Porsche.
Performance builds confidence, and all over the world, numerous race teams and users successfully rely on PAGID Racing braking products for every purpose: from club-level competition and sprint, to rally and endurance racing!
Rival Motorsport are a main UK dealer for PAGID Racing, check out the range below.