ESCOBEDO, Mexico — Brake technology developer Brembo S.p.A. had a successful first pour at its all-new cast iron foundry in Escobedo on Nov. 16.
It is the ninth foundry in Brembo's worldwide foundry network and the second cast iron foundry the company has built in North America. Brembo began production in its 266,000-sq.-ft. iron foundry in Homer, Mich., last year.
According to Brembo North America Inc., based in Plymouth, Mich., the Escobedo facility will:
- Cast iron rotors for Brembo's nearby disc machining plant in Escobedo;
- Have a melting capacity of approximately 70,000 tons per year; and
- Measures 269,000 square feet.
Aluminum calipers have been in production at Escobedo since October 2016, the company said, noting that it has made a $131 million investment between its two Escobedo facilities, where since November 2016 it has created 700 new jobs.