Sharing and supporting motivation
Success in sport requires talent, a willingness to do your best, ambition, discipline, passion and team spirit. And these are characteristics we identify with wholeheartedly. After all, we want to attract the best performers to our team and get them excited about being a part of our company. Our longstanding commitment to basketball is proof of the close alliance between Brose and the region of Franconia. We help build enthusiasm for this professional sport while enhancing the appeal of our central locations.
Taking it to the top with ambition and endurance
Basketball’s dynamic nature and the intelligent interplay between top athletes makes it a fascinating sport. These characteristics fit well with how we identify ourselves as a company. This is why Brose has sponsored basketball in the Franconian city of Bamberg for around two decades. To help promote our club ambitions even more effectively, we became a main sponsor and a title sponsor in 2006 and took over the naming rights to the Brose Arena in 2013. Our team has won the German Championship title eight times over the past eleven years, with the last win in 2016. They only closely missed the quarterfinals in the Euroleague season 2016/2017.
Perspectives for the region
Franconian metropolis, university town, basketball center steeped in tradition: there were plenty of convincing arguments to support our decision to sponsor the basketball team from Bayreuth in 2010. At the time, the team had managed to fight its way back into the Premier Basketball League after a number of difficult years. We wanted our sponsorship to help establish the team in the highest division – and we’ve continued this success to this day: In 2017 the club entered the playoffs ranked fourth. This achievement reinforces our commitment to continue shaping the Franconian region into one of the leading basketball centers in the country and bolster enthusiasm for the sport.
Rewarding dedication and the will to succeed
In 2011 the Würzburg basketball team advanced to the Bundesliga (premier league). We were so impressed by their dedication and will to succeed, we decided to become a premium sponsor the same year. Although the team did not qualify for the premier division for a year, they fought back hard to regain a top position and returned to the Bundesliga in 2015. This support enhances our brand image in the university town of Würzburg, where our drives business division is headquartered and employs around 2,000 people. But our efforts also help strengthen basketball throughout Franconia. This is because Brose-sponsored clubs enjoy such close and successful cooperation when it comes to recruiting new talent.
Moving up with passion and a systematic approach
The basketball players of BBC Coburg have always had their sights set on moving up to the second pro A division. We were so impressed by the passion and systematic approach of the newcomers to the regional premier league that we became their main sponsors from the 2016/2017 season. This long-term commitment supports the professionalization of the long-standing team. Part of the financial support benefits its youth work, which aims to build up a team for the junior premier league, among other things. In this way, Brose is continuing to drive forward the creation of a center of excellence for basketball in Franconia.
A passion for performance
Michael Stoschek, winner of the 2006 FIA European Historic Rally Championship, continues to play a key role in the success of the Brose Motorsport Team. This passionate racing driver won the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico three times, not to mention rallies in nearly every country in Europe, in Australia and Newfoundland.
The development and construction of the New Stratos, a modern version of the legendary Lancia Stratos HF, helped fulfill one of the Chairman of the Brose Group’s long-held dreams. The latest version of the Lancia Stratos HF raises the bar for today’s supercars and has garnered the highest acclaim along with numerous awards from throughout the industry.
Driving flat out on the track to success
As a global automotive supplier, it’s only logical for Brose to be involved in motorsport sponsoring. We have partnered with world-class driver Tiago Monteiro since 2000. Born in 1976, the Portuguese driver has made a name for himself in a number of racing series around the world. He was a Formula 1 driver for two years in 2005/2006 and participated in a number of races before this, including “24 Hours of Le Mans”. He has been a part of the FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship since 2007 and joined the Honda works team in 2013. In season 2016 Monteiro captured his career-best result in the WTCC with a third place in the overall standings.
Sport enthusiast and scientist
Christian Engelhart is a successful GT racer with a number of achievements under his belt – including winning the title of runner-up for the 2015 and 2016 season. In 2017 he starts as a Lamborghini company driver in the ADAC GT Masters and in the international Blancpain GT Series, Sprint dnd Endurance. Despite his lofty athletic goals, he successfully completed his graduate degree in Engineering in 2013. He won the Dubai 24 Hour in 2014 and both races at the Nürburgring in May 2015, as well as finishing third overall in the Mugello 12 Hours in 2016. His talent, ambition and will to succeed make him an important role model, which is why we have proudly supported him since 2012.
Clearing the way for talent
Positively promoting young talent – in the world of work or the world of sport – is a matter that is close to our hearts. These efforts are designed to help clear the way for young talent. We have sponsored rally driver Dominik Dinkel (born 1992) since 2012. He got off to a flying start in 2013 by winning his category in the ADAC Opel Adam Rallye Cup. In 2014 he won third place in the overall standings. In season 2016 he accomplished five podiums and managed to earn an excellent third place in the Championship. He switched to a Skoda Fabia R5 in 2017 and now races in the German Rally Championships, the highest class in German rally sport.
Double the commitment to success
HC Erlangen’s promotion to the Handball Bundesliga (first German handball division) merits tremendous respect. The way the team achieved this success – considering that most of the team’s players are also full-time university students. Brose was so impressed by their extraordinary efforts, we began sponsoring the team in the summer of 2014. Today the club is a well-established member of first division.
Partners out of passion
In 2016, Würzburger Kickers returned to the Second German Soccer League after 38 years and being relegated twice in succession. The Kickers embody for us a desire to achieve, discipline and team spirit. Those qualities are what make you successful – in sport as in business. We’ve been a partner to the Kickers since 2013, since we are united by the mission to deliver a top-class performance in every respect.