Brembo has just opened a new hub for production and supply of aluminum brake calipers in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. The company has invested 100 million euros in the new hub which integrates a foundry with production lines and is adjacent to the plant that the company had set up in 2012 for manufacturing brake discs. The Brembo Group is already supplying aluminum calipers and knuckles to factories of European, Asian and American companies operating in China.
Brembo’s Chairman and President Alberto Bombassei was on hand at the hub’s inauguration to welcome the eminent Italian and Chinese dignitaries who were present at the ceremony. Brembo has maintained a presence in the Chinese market for nearly two decades and had initially forayed into the market by setting up a joint venture concern in 2001. Currently, the company operates in China through four different companies namely, Brembo (Nanjing) Brake Systems Co. Ltd., Qingdao Brembo Trading Co. Ltd., Brembo Huilian (Langfang) Brake System Co. Ltd and Brembo (Nanjing) Automotive Components Co. Ltd.
The new production hub extends over an area that covers almost 40,000 square meters and it will deal with all of the production stages in the value chain, right from delivery of raw material to shipping the finished product. Thus, it will play an important role in ensuring better service for the factories belonging to Brembo customers in Europe, Asia and America that have operations in Asia.
The plant which is close to the hub contributes about 100 million euros on an annual basis to the Group’s turnover and has a workforce of about 450 people. The facility has as many as 67 production lines which make components ranging from calipers to knuckles and a foundry. It has a production capacity of over 2 million pieces per year and uses the most advanced technologies that are available currently.
“It is with great pride that I inaugurate this new production hub in China on the occasion of the first official visit of the Chinese authorities who are here with us today,” said Alberto Bombassei, President of Brembo.
Bombassei concluded by saying that the inauguration of the hub was an event that highlighted the innovative process and product technologies Brembo uses at the production site on behalf of its customers having operations in China. It also attested to Brembo’s presence in a key market that is highly strategic in terms of the company’s growth and development.
The new plant was built according to the most progressive criteria to guarantee quality, efficiency and environmental protection with the goals of minimizing waste and maximizing energy recovery by applying the strictest regulations imposed by the Carbon Disclosure Project protocol.
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