Brembo

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Brembo S.p.A
Type Public (Borsa Italiana:BRE)
Industry Automotive industry
Founded Bergamo (1961 (1961))
Founder(s) Emilio Bombassei Italo Breda
Headquarters Curno, Bergamo, Italy
Area served Worldwide
Products Brake components
Revenue Increase € 1.254 billion (2011)[1]
Employees 6,735(2011)[1]
Subsidiaries AP Racing
Marchesini
Website www.brembo.com

Brembo S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of automotive brake systems, especially for high-performance cars and motorcycles based in Bergamo, near Milan.

Brembo plant

History[edit]

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.

In the 1980s, Brembo began supplying BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Porsche with brakes. The company went public on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1995.


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.

In 2000 Brembo purchased the UK-based racing brake and clutch manufacturer AP Racing (a former division of Automotive Products).

Products[edit]

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.

Motorsport[edit]

Brembo brakes are also used by a variety of Formula One teams including Ferrari, and official single brake supplier of MotoGP for all teams. Since 2012 season, Brembo is also an official brake supplier for IndyCar Series.

Brembo Group brands[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures". brembo.com. Retrieved 2007-08-06. 

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