Brembo Logo – Brembo SpA is a company Italian -based Curno, near Bergamo, specializing in systems for braking. The brand is known, notably through its involvement in high level competition, as in Formula 1 in MotoGP or Superbike. Brembo was founded in 1961 by Emilio Bombassei, initially it was a small garage.
In 1964, its first factory Brembo brake discs as replacement parts. This production will be followed by the manufacture of other components of the braking system. The company soon earned an international reputation and in 1965, it has 28 employees. In 1972, the firm began to produce braking systems for motorcycles manufactured in Europe, especially the Italian brand Moto Guzzi and become the leader in this segment.
In 1975, Enzo Ferrari Brembo contacts for the company team’s Formula 1 in its stable. The company employs 146 people then. In 1980, the production innovating with Brembo brake calipers made of aluminum. In 1983, Kelsey-Hayes, an American multinational producing brake systems from Brembo and the capital in 1985, the number of employees reached 335. The Italian firm will take over the shares of Kelsey-Hayes ten years later in 1993, and will be listed in Milan in 1995. It then counts 1,115 employees.
The 2000s were marked by numerous acquisitions and partnerships worldwide. In 2003, Brembo Ceramic Brake Systems SpA is founded with DaimlerChrysler AG to manufacture ceramic brake discs. Today, Brembo original team motorcycles MV Agusta, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Ducati and Moto Guzzi and automobiles, as all those produced by Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari or Lamborghini.