The hub integrates a foundry with production lines in a facility next to the plant that was inaugurated in 2012 for the production of brake discs.
The Brembo Group inaugurated its new production hub today for the manufacturing of aluminium brake calipers in Nanjing, located in China's Jiangsu province. President Alberto Bombassei was on-site to welcome Italian and Chinese authorities who were present.
After nearly 20 years of operating in the Chinese market, Brembo has set up a new production hub next to the existing plant where brake discs are manufactured. The hub covers an area of almost 40,000 square metres.
All of the production stages in the value chain have been integrated into the new site, from delivery of raw material to shipping the finished product. Doing so ensures better service for the factories belonging to Brembo customers in Europe, Asia and America that operate in Asia.
The plant contributes about 100 million euros per year to the Group's turnover and employs 450 people. With 67 production lines ‒ from calipers to knuckles ‒ and the foundry, the facility offers a production capacity of more than 2 million pieces per year and adopts the most advanced technologies available today.
“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,” says Alberto Bombassei, President of Brembo. “This event is dedicated to a highly tangible illustration of the innovative process and product technologies Brembo uses in the production site on behalf of its customers that operate in China. Today's inaugural event also confirms Brembo presence in one of the most strategic geographic areas as regards our growth and development,” concludes Alberto Bombassei.
The new plant was built according to the most progressive criteria to guarantee quality, efficiency and environmental protection with an eye to minimising waste and maximising energy recovery by applying the strictest regulations imposed by the Carbon Disclosure Project protocol.
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