4 March 1908
Trading company for automotive accessories and aircraft material founded by Max Brose in Berlin
14 June 1919
Metallwerk Max Brose & Co. founded by Max Brose and Ernst Jühling in Coburg
Our corporate group is the fiftth-largest family-owned company out of the TOP 40 worldwide automotive suppliers.
Michael Stoschek, Chairman of the Brose Group
Franz-Josef Kortüm, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Ing. Günther Schuh
Jürgen Otto, CEO of the Brose Group
Dr. Justus Klöker, Production
Reinhard Kretschmer, Business Division Drives
Periklis Nassios, Business Division Seat Systems
Kurt Sauernheimer, Business Division Door Systems
Sandro Scharlibbe, Purchasing
Jan Kowal, President Brose North America
Thomas Spangler, President Brose Asia
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In fiscal 2013, the corporate group generated sales of approx. 4.7 billion euros. Strong impetus for growth came from North America and Asia.
Brose ranks among the TOP 40 of automotive suppliers worldwide and is the fifth-largest family-owned company in this industrial sector.
Mechatronic components and systems for automobiles
Manual window regulator
Every third new vehicle worldwide is equipped with at least one Brose product.
Mechanical door latch
Power window regulator
Electronically controlled window regulator with anti-trap technology
Modular door system
Door system with wet/dry side separation
Door system with integrated door frame
Modular liftgate with integrated drive
Door system with highly integrated plastic carrier
Liftgate latch with cable actuator
Lightweight door system with frame, flush glass and sunblind
Side-door latch Unilatch®
System for touch-free opening and closing of liftgate and cargo area cover
Compact window regulator made of plastic
Lightweight door system made of glass fabric-reinforced
polypropylene (thermoplastic composite)
Side-door with integrated spring crash lock
Manual window regulator
ISO/TS 16949 : 2009 in line with 9001 : 2008, ISO 14001 : 2004
Automotive Innovations Award 2013
This was the first time the independent Institute for empirical Automotive and Mobility Research (CAM) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers honored not only the most innovative OEMs but also significant product innovations at suppliers. One of the four prizewinners is Brose (Category – car body and exterior).
Pace Award 2013
Brose received the Pace Award, one of the most important awards in the US automotive industry, for its touch-free liftgate drive. This was awarded by Ernst & Young, the Transportation Research Center und the journal Automotive News.
Supplier of Best Cost Effectiveness 2013
FAW was impressed by the company’s high level of product reliability, optimal cost efficiency and high standard of quality. The award testifies to the localization strategy with which the company intends to increasingly focus on the requirements of the Chinese market.
BBAC Excellent Supplier Award 2012
Beijing Benz Automotive honored the Peking plant, which went operational in 2012, for its technical expertise and performance in terms of quality, costs and supply reliability.
Daimler Supplier Award 2012
For the second time within just 4 years, Daimler honored Brose as one of its best suppliers in the category “Exterior”. Important criteria included the global investments in Just-in-Sequence (JIS) plants, non-problematic series ramp-ups and an excellent standard of product quality.
BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2011
BMW honored Brose‘s touch-free liftgate drive as an excellent innovation in the category “Maximum Customer Benefit“. The mechatronics specialist was one of just nine suppliers to be nominated for this prize out of more than 800.
Ford Executive Award 2011
The Ford Motor Company honored the mechatronics specialist with its “Body Interior Engineering Supplier Technical Excellence Award 2011” for its exemplary development work in seat systems. The prize was presented at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012.