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The world leaders in brake upgrades for 4x4 vehicles

Powerbrake originated from a family brake business established in the late 1980s in South Africa. In 2004, Powerbrake was founded by 4WD and race enthusiasts.

In South Africa, driving 4×4 vehicles, embarking on overland journeys, camping, and enjoying outdoor activities in the bush are integral to the way of life. The harsh terrain, vast distances, and necessity for truck modifications led Powerbrake to initially develop brake systems for high-level circuit race cars. However, as the business expanded, a significant portion of our efforts shifted towards creating solutions for 4WD trucks.

Recognizing the growing focus on 4WD and overland vehicles and being avid 4×4 enthusiasts ourselves, our team decided to concentrate on this specific segment of the brake market.

At Powerbrake we build brake systems and brake solutions for 4WD and overland trucks.

This establishes us as market leaders, enabling us to continuously design, engineer, test, and manufacture brake solutions for your truck from our factory in Pretoria, South Africa. In the USA, our operations are located in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. From this location, we provide warehousing, inventory management, technical support, and sales assistance to customers in North and South America.

If you own a 4WD or an overland truck equipped with larger wheels and tires, carry additional weight, or tow a trailer, Powerbrake is specifically designed for you. As fellow members of the 4WD community, we value communication with our customers. Please feel free to contact us via phone, email, or DM for any inquiries or questions.

If you have a 4WD or a truck that you overland with that has larger wheels & tires, you have added or haul additional weight or you tow a trailer that is what Powerbrake is designed for.


We are part of the 4WD community and we enjoy talking to and communicating with our customers. If you have any questions please give us a call, send us an email or send us a DM.

Brief summary of results achieved by Powerbrake R-Line off-road race calipers:

FIA Cross Country World Cup Championship

2016 World Champions, 2017 World Champions.

2012 - 2018 Dakar Rally

2012 - 3rd Overall, 2013 - 2nd Overall, 2015 - 2nd Overall, 2016 - 3rd Overall, 2018 - 2nd & 3rd Overall.

2019 Dakar Rally

Overall Dakar Rally victory.

2020 Dakar Rally

2nd place overall with 5 of the top-10 and 9 of the top-20 cars running Powerbrake R-Line off road race calipers.

2021 Dakar Rally

2nd place overall with 25% of the entire car field running Powerbrake R-Line off road race brake systems.

2022 & 2023 Dakar Rally

Overall Dakar Rally victories in one of the toughest races in the world 4800 miles in two weeks.