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|Type||Public (Borsa Italiana:BRE)|
|Founded||Bergamo (1961 )|
|Founder(s)||Emilio Bombassei Italo Breda|
|Headquarters||Curno, Bergamo, Italy|
|Revenue||€ 1.254 billion (2011)|
Brembo was established in Bergamo, Italy in 1961. Soon after the company was formed, it specialised in disc brakes, which were imported from the UK at the time. The company entered into a supply contract with Alfa Romeo in 1964. It became the supplier of brake components to Moto Guzzi in 1966.
Corporate headquarters are located in Bergamo, and the company has more than 6,000 employees within Italy and at branches in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, US, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
Brembo specializes in performance braking systems and components, as well as conducting research on braking systems. Brembo sells over 1,300 products worldwide, and is known for their aftermarket automotive brake components, including calipers, drums/rotors, and brake lines. Except in the North American market, Brembo owns the foundries which produce their initial materials and supply the manufacturing plants. In all other markets the company controls the entire production system from raw materials through distribution. The company holds QS9000 and ISO 9001 certifications.
Brembo brakes are also used by a variety of Formula One teams including Ferrari, and the majority of MotoGP teams use Brembo brakes. Since 2012 season, Brembo is also an official brakes for IndyCar Series.
Brembo Group brands
- AP — Car brakes
- AP Racing — Racing motorcycle and car clutches and brakes
- Breco — Aftermarket discs and drums
- Brembo — High end brakes
- ByBre — Small to midsize scooter and motorcycle brakes in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South East Asia
- Marchesini — Wheels
- Sabelt — Passive safety equipment including seat belts, car seats, and infant car seats
- "Key Figures". brembo.com. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
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