Galfer Brakes was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 1946 as a brake pad supplier for major European motorcycle and auto makers by Maffio Milesi. For the most part, Galfer was unknown in the United States until 1992 when Giorgio Milesi (one of Maffio Milesi’s three sons) moved to Santa Barbara, CA with his son Sandro to open Galfer USA. Sixteen years and 2 locations later, Galfer USA resides in a 12,000 square foot Oxnard, California warehouse that services North and South America, Australia and the far east.
Galfer is not an uptight, stuffy company where all the employees hate to go to work every day. They are all power sports enthusiasts. Sandro rides a KTM 640 and J.J. (operations manager) rides a Kawasaki KLX 650. Then there is Dealer Sales Manager Sergio and his RC-51, with support from sales reps Aaron Hudak ('02 GSXR-750), Keith Neary ('02 CBR F4i), Marcus Alvidrez ('05 ZX-636) and ambassador of goodwill Paul Nielsen (TDM 850). Customer Service is handled by the lovely and talented Jennifer (aka Twinkie). Robert, Galfer's brake line technician, rides a KLR650. Even bookkeeper Arleen is a Harley fanatic. Of course, it all starts from the top with Papa Giorgio, a former Moto Guzzi factory racer who currently rides a Suzuki DL1000 and still manages to make the rest of the staff eat his dust!
Although all Galfer brake pads are still made in their Barcelona factory, Galfer USA is at the forefront of brake technology. All Galfer stainless steel brake lines are made in the same building as their sales and management and design teams. And many of Galfer’s rotors are now made in Southern California.Galfer makes it a point to be the first to get you the latest applications. Their relationships with top race teams and manufacturers allow them to get their hands on the newest bikes before the public does so they can make sure replacement pads, lines and rotors bolt up perfectly. Galfer is constantly developing new brake pad compounds, better ways to route your brake lines and developing their patented Wave® rotor technology so that you, the end consumer has brake products that are truly state of the art.