Coronavirus – 2020

How EBC Brakes is Responding to the Coronavirus – Updated March 27th, 2020

We are taking the impact of the Covid-19 virus very seriously and we are doing everything in our power to ensure continuity of supply and to minimise disruption. That being said, EBC Brakes is still very much open for business and with our shipping partners, we are still able to ship to almost all affected countries. However, this situation is changing daily.

Our factories are still fully operational and we are also very fortunate to have very good stock levels in our distribution centres in Northampton, UK and Las Vegas, USA. Whilst we have taken every possible precaution to protect our staff and our own families to minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we have made the decision to do even more.

Therefore, at the end of our usual business closure hours on Friday 3rd April (UK and USA offices) all EBC Brakes facilities will close temporarily for an extended Easter break.

We plan to resume normal business hours on Tuesday 14th April.

From everyone at EBC, we thank you for your understanding and support.

Take care.

James Hallett
Chief Executive Officer
Date: 27th March 2020

How EBC Brakes is Responding to the Coronavirus – March 23rd, 2020
Applies to EBC Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd, European Friction Industries Ltd, EBC Brakes Direct and ACFI)

In the wake of the Coronavirus, our highest priority is to do our part to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Compliance with all government regulations and health safety and guidelines related to the containment of Coronavirus.
  • Careful guidance and information being provided to our staff to review the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, based on guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO). These include:
    • Cleaning your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home if you are sick, unless you seek medical care.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
    • If an employee experiences symptoms such as fever or respiratory infection, they are required to seek medical treatment immediately.

How will EBC Brakes respond to constantly changing circumstances?
We are developing contingency plans to continue operating for as long as possible and of course, we will comply with all government regulations and guidelines related to the containment of the Coronavirus.

What measures is EBC Brakes taking to prevent the spread of infection?
EBC Brakes staff across the globe will continue to follow guidance on the best methods to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with recommendations provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and health authorities within all countries that we operate around the world.

Are you still able to purchase EBC Brakes?
Many of our international distributors are still operating, please check their individual websites or contact them directly for further information. Our ecommerce website,, continues to operate for the time being. Orders are delivered by UPS who have been designated critical infrastructure by governments and will continue to pick up and deliver.

Is it safe to receive a package from EBC Brakes?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have stated that the likelihood of novel Coronavirus contaminating cardboard or other shipping containers is low.

This page will be updated regularly as circumstances change.

James Hallett
Chief Executive Officer
Date: 23rd March 2020