Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing, Inc. (NAMI) and Business Developement Center (MI) are part of the Nisshinbo Group, consisting of 59 subsidiaries and 40 affiliates worldwide. Nisshinbo was established in 1907, when it was producing yarns and threads. In the 1940s, Nisshinbo was called upon to manufacture automotive friction materials and developed a process using woven fabric embedded with friction material. As the automobile has evolved, so have Nisshinbo brakes and friction materials to serve diverse applications in the global transportation market. Nisshinbo continues the evolution with a library of more than one thousand different recipes, each specific to customer applications.
North American operations are dedicated facilities serving OEM transportation manufacturers in the NAFTA market. NBDC, located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, provides team management, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing capabilities. NAMI is Nisshinbo's state-of-the-art facility located in Covington, Georgia. Together these facilities produce high-quality friction materials and logistical support to serve transportation manufacturers.