Today, Feb. 13, the foundation stone was laid for a new factory dedicated to the processing of special carbon materials that will compete on racetracks worldwide
Today, the chairman of Brembo SpA, Alberto Bombassei, in Curno, Italy, placed the first stone of the new building that will host Brembo’s new Carbon Factory, a flagship facility for the processing of carbon fiber materials for competition use.
The new facility is dedicated to the design, development and production of the company’s competition carbon brake pads and discs. This greenfield operation verticalizes the carbon brake process under one roof. The new facility is an addition to the Brembo operations already existing in Curno, where the company currently develops and manufactures braking components for racing.
The new plant will occupy an area of approximately 7,000 square meters (23,000 square feet), in addition to 10,000 square meters (33,000 square feet) for green belt areas, parking, logistics and storage areas planned by the project. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, with production activities expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019.
In the Carbon Factory, Brembo will produce semi-finished carbon-carbon discs and pads – different from the carbon-ceramic discs destined for super-performing road cars, produced at Stezzano and in Germany. The new facility’s production will be dedicated to equip the cars and motorcycles of teams competing in all the main motor racing disciplines, including Formula One and MotoGP.