Welcome to Vortex Brakes

Vortex brakes are produced by OE Quality Friction a proud Canadian company founded in 1997 from a single facility in Canada focused on manufacturing the highest quality aftermarket brake pads for automotive, light, medium, heavy duty truck  segments. Our product is of the finest quality, proven in testing, and produced to exacting standards through our exclusive positive mold manufacturing process.  Today we have six times the capacity and three facilities in Canada & North America.

Our product lines cover over 93% of the Canadian vehicles on the road. That means that Vortex brakes can serve consumers, resellers, installers, or fleet managers with the same great product.

We are on call to serve you with full parts coverage through our trusted dealer network. Vortex has a broad product range and a formulation for all applications.


"Simply put, we just don't have problems when we use Vortex Brake pads on our company vehicles."

Ed Haknoson - Choko - Stoufville, Ontario

"I can't imagine selling my customers any other brake pads. They are the best value around and even better, they are made in Canada!"

George Williams - Straight-Line Performance - Toronto, Ontario

"I have been selling fricition products for nearly thirty years and I have yet to see another brand of brake pads that has a better record for performance and reliability as Vortex."

Gary Potter - Front Wheel drive - Markham, Ontario