Galfer Brakes was founded by Maffio Milesi in Barcelona, Spain, in 1946 as a brake pad supplier for major European motorcycle and auto makers. 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, California with his son Sandro to open Galfer USA. Sixteen years and two locations later, Galfer USA resides in a 12,000 square-foot warehouse in Oxnard, California, and services North and South America, Australia and the Far East. Although all Galfer brake pads are still made in our Barcelona factory, Galfer USA is at the forefront of brake technology. All Galfer stainless steel brake lines are made in the same building as our sales, management and design teams. And many of Galfer’s rotors are now made right here in Southern California.
We are not an uptight, stuffy company where all the employees hate to go to work every day. We are powersports enthusiasts.
Sandro our GM rides a KTM 640 Adventure; our sales manager JJ rides a ’93 KLX 650c; our Brake Line Tech Robert rides a KLR650. Alex in purchasing rides off-road on her CRF150. Distributor manager Chris, dealer representatives Stefan, Dave, and Claudio all have riding experience both on and offroad. Brooke in Sales Support attends every SX event she can and will help you with orders and questions. Customer Service is handled by Amanda. Tech support is Alexa. Even our bookkeeper Arleen is a Harley fanatic. Of course, it all starts from the top with Giorgio, a former Moto Guzzi factory racer who currently rides a Suzuki DL1000 and still leaves most of us eating his dust…
Here at Galfer, we make it a point to be the first to get you the latest applications. Our relationships with top race teams and the OEM manufacturers allow us to get our hands on the newest bikes before the public does, so we can make sure that our replacement pads, lines and rotors bolt up perfectly. We are constantly developing new brake pad compounds, better ways to route your brake lines and developing our patented Wave® rotor technology so that you, the end consumer, has brake products from us that are truly state of the art. Feel free to call us, as our knowledgeable and courteous staff is here to help you with all of your brake performance questions.