Brembo was founded just a few kilometres outside Bergamo in 1961 by Emilio Bombassei, the father of the group’s current president. While it began as a small mechanical workshop, the experience of its founder in the mechanical sector and metallurgy was soon put to good use for prestigious clients such as Alfa Romeo. 1964 was a historic year for Brembo, when the company started production of the first Italian brake discs for the spare parts market. Soon afterwards, production activities were broadened to include other braking system components. This paved the way for Brembo to become the leader in the European spare part brake disc market.

When it began supplying Moto Guzzi in 1972, the Brembo brand became associated with Europe’s best motorcycles. Soon after, Brembo had secured the leadership in the motorcycle braking systems segment. But the greatest testament to the quality and technology of Brembo products came in 1975, when Enzo Ferrari asked the Bergamo based company to equip the most prestigious racing cars in Formula 1.

Since then, countless teams using Brembo brakes have won hundreds of world championships in every possible automobile and motorcycle racing category.

In 1980, the product range was joined by an aluminium brake caliper for automobiles which was revolutionary in both design and the materials used. This new caliper was gradually adopted by high performance car manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Lancia, BMW, Nissan and Chrysler.
2000 also marked a decisive step forward in Brembo’s incursion into the strategically vital Chinese market.

Over the past decade, Brembo has also been looking with great interest to the Indian market. In 2005 Brembo enters Indian market.

In 2006 Brembo invests in Poland.

2007 was a particularly important year for Brembo: the new Research and Development centre was inaugurated in the Kilometro Rosso Technology and Science Park, which employs over 500 engineers, designers and technicians working on research and development.
Brembo confirms leader status of motorsport competitions in 2014 season.
In 2014 Brembo invests $39 million for a new aluminum caliper production plant in Mexico.

Brembo is now a fully fledged multinational with operations in three continents and production facilities in sixteen countries. It also has commercial branches in Sweden, France and Germany and markets its products in a remarkable seventy nations worldwide.

The group has a workforce of around 7000 employees, approximately 10% of whom engineers and product specialists engaged in vital research and development activities.

Brembo is the proprietor of the Brembo, Breco, Bybre, Marchesini and Sabelt brands and also sells products under the AP Racing brand.

The Quality Manual draws inspiration from the guidelines indicated in the standard UNI EN ISO 9004 and has been compiled in compliance with the standard UNI EN ISO 9001 and technical specification ISO/TS 16949.