CURNO, Italy — Brake systems producer Brembo S.p.A. is adding capacity at its factory in Curno for processing carbon fiber materials to be used in brake pads and discs for competition applications.
The 23,000-sq.-ft. building on the grounds of the Curno factory brings together in one facility the design, development and production of the company's competition carbon brake pads and discs.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by year-end, with production expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019, Brembo said, without disclosing its investment in the project.
Brembo said the semi-finished carbon-fiber discs and pads to be produced at the new unit will differ from the carbon-ceramic discs the company makes for high-performance road cars, produced at Brembo plants in Stezzano, Italy, and Meitingen, Germany.
Carbon fiber materials produced at the new facility will be used in components for car and motorcycle racing, including Formula 1 and MotoGP, Brembo said.
Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand as well. It's business in North American is handled by Brembo North America Inc. in Plymouth, Mich.