About StopTech®


StopTech is the high performance and racing brand from Centric Parts - a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based race cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. StopTech was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with over 700 platform offerings that dramatically improve overall braking performance.

StopTech was founded in 1999 with the singular mission of becoming the leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of high performance brake components and systems. The company founders sought to challenge the status quo in known brake technology, and set new paradigms for brake system upgrades. United by their passion for racing and high performance vehicles, the company quickly earned a reputation for quality and performance both on and off the track.

StopTech’s industry-leading technologies and materials - from rock solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat handling rotors - have earned the company four patents and numerous industry honors over the years. In 2013, StopTech earned full ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management System certification for the design and manufacture of automotive brake systems and components, allowing the company to supply OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship.

StopTech has been awarded the highly coveted TÜV approval on several big brake kits. StopTech kits successfully passed TÜV’s demanding series of tests that range from performance and durability, to proper fitment and ease of installation. Although TÜV certification is not required in all countries, TÜV approval demonstrates that StopTech’s Balanced Brake Upgrades meet the rigorous standards set by this respected German agency. StopTech Big Brake Kits have been awarded a Teilgutachten. The complete kit is certified to run on a particular application, so customers do not need to pay for further testing with the TÜV agency.

About Centric Parts®


Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for passenger vehicles, medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric®, C-Tek®, PosiQuiet® and StopTech® labels among others.


The company was founded in Southern California in 2000 and has enjoyed solid growth every year since.

With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned multiple patents and numerous other industry honors along the way.

Originally focused on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric Parts has aggressively expanded into OE, armored vehicle, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over one million square feet and employing over 800 workers.

Centric is led by a management team composed of skilled and seasoned experts from across the industry. Their all-encompassing knowledge is bolstered by Centric’s dedication to research and development, making Centric the industry leader in replacement and aftermarket brakes.

Known for having one of the industry’s best programs for tracking and cataloging original equipment, Centric has earned a record-setting 13 consecutive FMSI awards for friction identification dating back to the award’s inception.

Centric’s catalogs, a practical standard in the industry, now boast over 140,000 braking system parts supporting nearly every make and model of passenger vehicle and medium duty truck manufactured since 1937.