Who We Are & What We Do
1946. A garage in the heart of the United States. Go-karts. Those humble roots are where the story of what became Hayes Performance Systems began.
Headquartered in Mequon, Wisconsin, we evolved from tinkering with go-karts to becoming a full-fledged brake manufacturing powerhouse for a wide array of industries. Motorcycle riders, snowmobile enthusiasts, bicyclists, construction workers, and even the military have seen firsthand the superior quality of our braking systems.
Although we’ve expanded internationally, our salt-of-the-earth origins have taught us the value of hard work and getting to the nitty gritty to find the right path forward. When you’re looking for a partner to take your performance to a new level, our team is at your side through every step.
Hayes Brakes is a brand within the Hayes Performance Systems company. Hayes Performance Systems is a world-class, global manufacturer of brakes, suspension systems, wheels, and components for various industries/verticals.
Our mission: Everything we do must be purposeful, premium, trusted, and unbeatable, resulting in exceptional performance across the board.
Our vision: Crafting finely tuned brakes, suspension systems, controls, and components to deliver the best experiences to our customers and end users.
Where You Join the Story
We make brakes. For powersports (motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV, UTV), heavy equipment (construction, agriculture, turf care), bicycles, government, and other specialties. Made in the USA, our braking systems have been counted on for generations.
How can we help you? We invite you to look around our site and see what we have to offer.
Passionate innovators work tirelessly to bring the most effective braking systems to customers using the latest technology and cutting-edge performance testing. Learn more about their process and how they elevate every product.
Careers & Culture
What’s it like working at Hayes? If you stepped inside our facilities, you’d be surrounded by powersports and bicycle enthusiasts hungry to keep driving change and collaborating internally and externally to find solutions. Want to join us?
When it comes to leadership styles, you can’t beat leading by example. Our leadership team shows this with abundant experience and the drive for continued learning. Meet them!
One person, one dream, shortly after World War II. The rest is … well, you know. Get the details on our decades-long story of how we went from tinkering with go-karts to equipping military vehicles.
Environmental, Social, and Governance
We’re transparent with our practices that promote a more sustainable environment, social responsibility, and keeping ourselves in check. Access our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report for complete details.