Brembo S.p.A. has in Poland one of its most important iron foundry to sustain the production of steel required from its other factories spread throughout Europe. Within Factory-ECOMATION, Brembo will act as end-user representative of the iron&steel domain, grating access to its plant for the deployment and application of the technologies developed during the project, and helping to guide the development thanks to its experience in that industrial sector.
Brembo has built its success on its highly innovative approach, which over the years has made it unique around the world. Its dedication to innovation, which takes the form of a constant commitment to research and development, is geared towards ensuring that the company retains its competitive advantage. Moreover, the last years has seen from Brembo a strong commitment to introduce a sustainable way of conceiving its production, a vision which will be pushed ahead thanks to the collaboration in Factory-ECOMATION, through the focus on energy recovery and emissions abatement for the foundry production environment.
The company on the whole is one of the world’s leading names in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles. Through its 39 manufacturing facilities and sales offices, the company has a presence in 19 countries and employs a total of 5900 persons, with an annual turnover of around €1,075.3 million…
Brembo invests 4.8% of its turnover in R&D – an exceptionally high percentage compared to its competitors. Every day, the company’s 500 engineers, specialists and technicians – in total, almost 8% of the workforce – work on developing and refining products and processes. Rather than focusing exclusively on current demand, the company also looks in detail at the evolution of technology and of the entire automotive sector.
For Brembo, innovation applies not only to products but also to processes: the company will continue to dedicate substantial time and resources over the coming years to both types of innovation in collaboration with its corporate clients and with its specific target markets.