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The only sintered wind turbine brake pads company certified in North America.

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
BSc. Industrial Maintenance, managing the overall operations and corporate vision of the company.
Éric Trudel
Éric TrudelDevelopment Manager
More than 15 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing.
Stéphane Clavette
Stéphane ClavetteEngineering & Operations Director
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts and expert in introducing initiatives to enhance operations.
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,
Development of innovative materials and continuous improvement of product quality.
Jonathan Jean
Jonathan JeanProduction Coordinator
DEC in industrial maintenance, logistic operations and maintenance of the plant.
Zachary Cotton
Zachary Cotton Machinist - NC Machine Tools
Operating and programming numerically controlled machine tools to produce brake pad back plates.
Marie-France Matte
Marie-France MatteAdministrative Assistant
Office management and administration, in charge of accounting, finance and customer services.
Greybys Heredia Bombino
Greybys Heredia BombinoProduction Technician
Responsible to operate production equipment and
for maintaining quality standards by inspecting finished products.
Joël Meunier
Joël MeunierR&D Technician
Responsible to ensure optimum plant’s production efficiency and implement processes that generate high-quality products.
Wilfredo Heredia Amador
Wilfredo Heredia AmadorProduction Technician
Responsible for making high quality powder mixture through strict dosing and control processes.

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

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