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Brembo’s headquarters, Curno, Italy

July 5th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Brembo's headquarters in Curno, near Bergamo.

Brembo is a manufacturer of automotive brake systems, especially for high-performance cars and motorcycles. It was established in Bergamo, Italy in 1961, and now operates worldwide.

Brembo is a company which is well-known for their aftermarket automotive brake components. In fact, they are considered (both by themselves and others) to be the "worldwide leader in brake system technology"[citation needed]. They are a leading provider of performance braking systems and components, and a great deal of the research done on braking systems comes out of Brembo. They are QS-9000 and ISO 9001 certified.

Brembo actually owns both the foundries for production of the initial materials, and the manufacturing plants which turn those materials into finished products. Their machining processes are generally considered to be top-notch. They perform every step of the process, from refining to distribution, including prototyping, testing, and assembly.

Brembo brakes are standard equipment on Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz cars, and on such extreme machines as the Ford GT and Dodge Viper. Their aftermarket brake parts include calipers, drums and rotors, and brake lines. Other cars that have Brembo brakes include the Infiniti G35, Acura TL, Nissan 350Z, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Brembo brakes are also used by a variety of Formula One teams, including BMW Sauber and Ferrari.

Brembo was founded in 1961 in Paladina, Italy. The company soon found itself specializing in disc brakes, which were exclusively imported from the U.K. 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 eighties, they began supplying Porsche, Mercedes, Lancia, BMW, Nissan, and Chrysler. They went public on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1995, and now sell over 900 products world wide.

As of January 16, 2002 Brembo's main North American office is located in, Costa Mesa, CA. They have other facilities in Laredo, TX; Novi, MI; and Mooresville, NC.

Brembo's headquarters are located in Curno (BG) in Italy, not so far from where it all began. The group is expanding rapidly and now counts 1500+ employees within the country.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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