1961-2011: 50 YEARS OF HISTORY AND INNOVATION
2011 was a major milestone for Brembo, as the company celebrated 50 years of business studded with extraordinary technological, sporting and commercial successes. On January 11 1961, Emilio Bombassei and Italo Breda founded Officine Meccaniche di Sombreno, the original progenitor of today's Brembo. Already with them was the current group president Alberto Bombassei, who was just twenty years old at the time.
This was the beginning of a half century long adventure that has led Brembo to become the undisputed leader in the braking system market. Brembo started to produce brake discs for cars in 1964 and brake systems for motorcycles in 1972, while in 1975 the company ventured into Formula 1, supplying its own braking systems for Ferrari GP cars. During this half century, through technological innovation and continuous research into materials and manufacturing processes, Brembo has become one of the world's most prestigious brands.
In 1995, Brembo was listed on the Milan stock exchange and inaugurated a strategy for growth and internationalisation, which would soon lead the company to exceed a billion Euros in turnover, operating with 36 plants in 15 different countries and a workforce of more than 6000 employees. Today, Brembo is a constantly growing industrial concern celebrating its first 50 years of quality and innovation, and a group that is more than ready to tackle the new challenges of the market.