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1902

1902 Raybestos

The A.H. Raymond Company opens it's doors as a four-man shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1910s

1910 - Raybestos

The company is renamed as "Raybestos" and goes on to manufacture one million clutch facings in one year for the first time in 1919.

1920s

Raybestos

Demand for Raybestos clutches rises as the automobile becomes a necessity item.

1930s

1930 Raybestos

The first automatic transmission, the Hydramatic, is manufactured and built with Raybestos friction clutch plates.

1940s

1940 Raybestos

Raybestos produces clutch plates for the two-speed planetary B-29 Supercharger. All Raybestos divisions were honored for their contributions to the war effort.

1950s

1950 Raybestos

Raybestos heat resistant materials help put the U.S. Explorer 1 into orbit.

1960s

1960 Raybestos

Neil Armstong makes the first footprints on the moon wearing boots made with Raybestos composites.

1970s

Raybestos becomes the leader in non-asbestos wet friction materials.

1980s

1980 Raybestos

Raybestos establishes its own R&D center & paper mill in Indiana, develops the original Blue Plate Special friction material, and becomes an OE supplier for the Ford AOD and Chrysler A604 transmissions.

1990s

1990 Raybestos Powertrain

Raybestos Powertrain adds transmission filters and transmission bands to its product line with the acquisition of Allomatic. The company also went on to receive major excellence awards from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Caterpillar, and John Deere.

2000s

2000 Raybestos Powertrain

Raybestos Powertrain continues to launch multiple OE programs and develops the 4L60E and E4OD/4R100 ZPaks, and GPZ, Stage-1 red plate, and Gen2 Blue Plate performance friction materials.

Today

2010 Raybestos Powertrain

Raybestos Powertrain continues to develop innovative industry solution friction materials with the release of GPX, HT, and TechniTorq friction technologies.