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Brose: 27 young persons successfully complete their training

Coburg, 04-22-2009

At the end of April, 27 young women and men successfully completed their apprenticeship training at Brose: eight of them in Coburg, three in Hallstadt, fourteen in Würzburg, and two in Wuppertal.

All of the young people were kept on as employees by the company and will be working as mechatronics engineers, industrial business managers, machine tool technicians, industrial mechanics, technical drafters, and electronics engineers at our sites in Coburg, Hallstadt, Würzburg, and Wuppertal.

Robin Rudolph graduated from the dual education system, which not only certifies him as a mechatronics engineer, but also qualifies him for admission to advanced education at a technical university. His grade of 1.5 places him among the best of the apprentices from the Coburg district of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Similarly strong results were achieved by the two mechatronics engineers Dominik Klein (1.5) and Lisa Zetzmann (1.7), as well as industrial business manager Ina Schneiderbanger (1.7).

Michael Stammberger, head of the apprenticeship training at Brose, is pleased about the fine examination grades: “The performance level of our apprentices is good on the whole and indicates just how motivated they’ve been to have a part in Brose’s success.”

Despite the noticeable impact of the economic crisis, the Brose Group is still going to be investing in new products, technologies, and staff training in 2009. This includes apprenticeships: In September 2009, around 90 new apprentices will begin their apprenticeships at Brose. That is nearly 10 percent more than in the previous year.

The long-term approach of the family-owned company is reflected in all of its activities — which of course also includes apprenticeship planning. “We specifically train on a needs-basis and do not waver from this course, even in difficult times, because every crisis comes to an end at some point. The young people that we will be recruiting this year will be needed as qualified specialists in our domestic and international locations in 2012,” explained Michael Stammberger.

About 220 young people are currently undergoing training at the six apprenticeship centers at Coburg, Hallstadt, Würzburg, Wuppertal, Berlin and Sindelfingen. The apprenticeship programs will prepare them to work at one of over 50 locations in Europe and overseas.

In Coburg and Hallstadt there are still currently five open apprentice-training positions for the dual education program (Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science) in the disciplines of mechanical engineering (2), electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and business informatics. Those interested can now still apply for apprenticeship, which will start on October 1, 2009.

Press Contact Anna LeCloarec Communications Manager Brose North America +1 248 339 4123 E-mail

Brose North America, Inc. Auburn Hills, MI 48326