Optimum™ Brand Established
Protec strategic friction group / November 2016
Following more than three years of development and testing, ProTec introduces four proprietary friction products, each of which meet Optimum's rigorous critieria for longevity, performance, value, and sustainability.
Protec strategic friction group / January 2014
ProTec launches ConsultSF™ business unit to design and develop friction materials and parts engineered for specific applications.
Strategic Friction™ Launched
Protec strategic friction group / June 2009
ProTec launches Strategic Friction™, expanding technology transfer services to assist off-shore manufacturers cultivate North American brand and presence.
Marathon Industrial Friction Changes Name to ProTec
Marathon Industrial Friction, ProTec Friction Group / October 2006
Marathon Industrial Friction changes name to ProTec Friction Group of New York. ProTec specializes in application engineering for OEM manufacturers of brake & clutch systems.
Marathon Brake Systems Sold to Neme Hermanos Group
Marathon Brake Systems, Neme Hermanos Group / October 2005
Marathon Brake Systems sold to Neme Hermanos Group in Bogota, Colombia.
Thermofiber™ Brand Established
Thermofiber / January 1996
Thermofiber™ brand established, supported by a consortium of Tier 1 global manufacturers.
Marathon Industrial Friction Founded
Marathon Industrial Friction / September 1992
Founded Marathon Industrial Friction which serves the industrial clutch and brake aftermarket.
Marathon Brake Systems Founded
Marathon Brake Systems Rome / April 1990
Founded Marathon Brake Systems in Rome, Georgia as a private brand national distributor of truck/trailer/transit brake block.
Facilitates Strategic Partnership with ArvinMeritor
ArvinMeritoR, Protec Friction Group / FEBRUARY 1988
PITCO facilitates strategic partnership between FRAS-LE and Arvin Meritor which currently dominates market for OE vehicle axles class 7-8.
Teadit USA Sold to Teadit Brazil
Teadit Usa, Teadit Brazil / AUGUST 1984
Teadit USA sold to Teadit Brazil.
Roy Landesberg Named President of PITCO
Roy Landesberg, PITCO / January 1979
Roy Landesberg named president of PITCO.
PITCO Introduces FRAS-LE Brand
Fras-Le, PITCO / SEPTEMBER 1974
PITCO introduces FRAS-LE, Brazil into North America. Currently dominates market for truck/trailer/transit brake block in North America.
PITCO Launches Teadit USA in Houston
Teadit, PITCO / APRIL 1972
PITCO starts Teadit USA in joint venture with Teadit S.A. of Brazil. Offers expanded teflon & graphite yarns for sealing and insulation.
Prudential Industrial Trade Corp. (PITCO) Founded in New York
PITCO / JUNE 1970
Prudential Industrial Trade Corp. (PITCO), a merchant exporter of capital equipment for mining, quarrying, drilling, and earthmoving, is founded in New York by Julius Landesberg.