Construction on the 266,000 square foot foundry began in 2015. Brembo will begin production ramp up next month in May and the foundry is expected to be fully operational in 2017.
The foundry is adjacent to Brembo’s 440,000 square foot facility that machines discs and drums for the original equipment market. Brembo also operates a caliper and corner module assembly facility at the same location.
Since purchasing the Homer disc plant in 2007, as part of the acquisition of Hayes Lemmerz’s brake business, Brembo has continuously expanded its footprint in Michigan.
Construction of Brembo’s North American headquarters and Research and Development Center, in Plymouth, Michigan, took place in 2009.
The following year, the Homer caliper assembly building was constructed. Since 2009, the Homer disc plant has been expanded three times. Brembo invested $100 million into the Homer cast iron foundry.
At full capacity, it will produce an annual output of 80,000 tons of brake disc castings.
The foundry operations will cover an area of approximately 300,000 square feet and will create 250 jobs at the foundry and at Brembo’s North American Headquarters in nearby, Plymouth, Michigan.