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La seule entreprise de plaquettes de frein d’éoliennes frittées certifiée en Amérique du Nord.

KUMA Brakes is a leading manufacturer of sintered friction material for KUMA Brakes designs and manufactures optimal lifetime durability brake pads made from metallurgical powders for wind turbine applications. Our certified products are formulated to have a high resistance to corrosion and are subjected to rigorous quality control processes to guarantee the best quality product to our customers. As a result, our North American brake pads are qualified by one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the OEM market : General Electric.

Our history

We innovate

KUMA Brakes was founded in 2010 by wind power sector engineers with a focus on designing innovative and superior brake pads to supply local manufacturers. In collaboration with Université Laval and Technische Universität Berlin, it took 5 years of research and development to find the perfect friction material combination.

We design

In 2015, we were ready to design high performance brake pads and opened our production facility in Quebec, Canada. Through 100% in-house production capabilities and our comprehensive replacement parts offering, KUMA Brakes becomes the one-stop-shop for all wind turbine brake pads needs.

We perform

Over the years, we have expanded our production internationally and developed long term relationships with the leaders in the global wind turbine OEM market. Actually, KUMA Brakes’ brake pads are in operation on more than 50% North American wind turbines and continue to reach new heights across the globe.

The driving force behind our success

Meet our highly qualified and dedicated team members.

Christian Babin
Christian BabinCEO & Founder
Baccalauréat en maintenance industrielle, fondateur et directeur général de KUMA Brakes, gère l’ensemble des opérations et la vision d’entreprise.
Éric Trudel
Éric TrudelDevelopment Manager
More than 15 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing.
Étienne Brisson
Étienne BrissonProject Manager
Master degree in Business Administration – Project Management and Eng. Material and Metallurgy.
Félix Bélanger
Félix BélangerProduct Development Engineer
Eng. Material and Metallurgy, quality control and R&D manager.
Ève Caron
Ève CaronDigital Strategist
Baccalauréat en communication marketing, responsable du marketing numériques et des communications.
Jonathan Jean
Jonathan JeanProduction Coordinator
Technologie de maintenance industrielle, responsable de la logistique des opérations, vérifications et l’entretien de l’usine.
Marie-France Matte
Marie-France MatteAdministrative Assistant
Gestion et administration corporative, en charge de la comptabilité, des finances et du service à la clientèle.
Joël Meunier
Joël MeunierTECHNICIEN EN R&D
Responsible to ensure optimum plant’s production efficiency and implement processes that generate high-quality products.
Greybys Heredia Bombino
Greybys Heredia BombinoProduction Technician
Responsible to operate production equipment and
for maintaining quality standards by inspecting finished products.
Wilfredo Heredia Amador
Wilfredo Heredia AmadorProduction Technician
Responsible for making high quality powder mixture through strict dosing and control processes.

Looking for help?

If you have any questions or queries, a member of our team will always be happy to help. Feel free to contact us and will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.