The Brembo Brand
Brembo S.p.A. is a manufacturer of automotive brake systems, especially for high-performance cars and motorcycles. It was established in Bergamo, Italy in 1961. Soon after the company was formed, it specialised in disc brakes, which were exclusively imported from the United Kingdom at the time. They entered into a supply contract with Alfa Romeo in 1964, and became the official supplier of brake components to Moto Guzzi in 1972.
In the 1980s, they began supplying BMW, Chrysler, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Porsche with brakes. They went public on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1995, and now sell over 1300 products worldwide.
The company is also known for their aftermarket automotive brake components, including calipers, drums/rotors, and brake lines. They are a provider of performance braking systems and components, and conduct research on braking systems. 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 whole production system from raw material through to distribution. Their quality assurance methods have been highly rated, and the company awarded QS9000 and ISO 9001 certifications.
The headquarters are still located in Bergamo, and now counts more than 4,300 employees within the country and branches in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, United States, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
In 2000, Brembo purchased the UK-based racing brake and clutch manufacturer AP Racing (a division of the former Automotive Products).
BREMBO IN MOTORSPORT
Brembo brakes are also used by a variety of Formula One teams including Ferrari, and the majority of MotoGP teams use Brembo brakes.
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 and China, and South East Asia
Marchesini - Wheels
Sabelt - Passive safety equipment including seat belts, car seats and infant car seats
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