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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

Today
Our corporate group is the fiftth-largest family-owned company out of the TOP 40 worldwide automotive suppliers.


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Shareholders
Michael Stoschek











Michael Stoschek, Chairman of the Brose Group

The Brose Group's shareholders also include Michael Stoschek's sister Christine Volkmann and the children of both siblings.

Advisory

Franz-Josef Kortüm, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Ing. Günther Schuh












Jürgen Otto, CEO of the Brose Group


Volker Herdin, Commercial Administration
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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Brose Business development


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

Mechatronic components and systems for automobiles


Every third new vehicle worldwide is equipped with at least one Brose product.  
 
Innovations

Door system
1928
1950
1963
1986
1987
1991
2002
2005
2006
2008

2011


2013

 

Manual window regulator
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

Seat system
1968 1979
1983
1993
2000
2001
2002
2004
2006

2007
2008

2009
 

Spindle recliner
Power seat adjuster
Electronic memory system for seat position
Active manual seat height adjuster
Seat length adjuster with slide-integrated gear
Laser technology for rails and backframes
Manual and power lumbar support adjusters
Power rear seat adjuster
Power seat-belt carrier Brose Easy Belt® with antitrap
technology for coupés and convertibles
Sensor based head rest Sensorest®
Manual rear seat structure,
Manual and power recliner
Seat control unit with integrated electronic antitrap

 

Motors

1968
1983
2000
2001

2002
2006
2007
2008
2011

2012
2013

 

HVAC motor
ABS motor
Electronically commutated inner rotor for engine cooling
Electric parking brake
Electronically commutated motor for HVAC blower
Compact motor for HVAC
Drive for seatbelt retractor
Motor for dual clutch
Modular-designed steering motors
Electronically commutated drive for cooling fan modules
Active grill shutter control
Steering motor (Column drive)
Smallest and lightest HVAC blower

 


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.

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