About us

The one and only in Switzerland

Your trust - our solution - successful together

Furka Reibbeläge Ltd is the only company in Switzerland that develops, produces and sells friction liners. Switzerland is our key market, but we steadily increase our market presence internationally and supply our products to customers in Europe, the USA and Asia. The industry with the highest turnover is public transportation, with Furka products also being used reliably in a wide variety of application in mechanical and plant engineering as well as construction machinery. In these markets our turnover increases year to year and we are committed to further expand our business activities.

We advise and support our customers in finding a sound technical solution to their challenges and understand ourselves as a flexible and reliable partner, right through the delivery of products and assemblies.

We are keen to learn about your questions and projects - please contact us!

Successful for an incredible 90 years!

Furka Reibbeläge Ltd was founded in 1930 under the name IMAG. IMAG used to produce fabric tapes which were soacked in phenolic resin and processed into brake linings after a thorough hardening process. IMAG successfully devloped its activities over the years and established itself as an innovative, reliable and widely respected manufacturer of brake liners.

In 1993 IMAG was taken over by Isola Werke Ltd (a vonRoll group company). Shortly after, Isola Werke Ltd management decided to discontinue the friction lining activities and Marcel Aerni, the divisional manager, acquired the fricition liner activities in 2001 by means of a management buy out. As of then, the company operates successfully uner the name of Furka Reibbeläge Ltd.


FURKA Reibbeläge AG
Passwangstrasse 20
CH-4226 Breitenbach


Tel: +41 (0)61 785 95 00