For us, our tradition is the driving force for the future, which we as Buderus Guss GmbH are actively shaping under the roof of Robert Bosch GmbH.
The first brake discs rolled out of the Breidenbach plant in 1963. They were solid discs made of grey cast iron. This was a step into the future, because in 1959 a German car manufacturer had equipped a vehicle type with disc brakes for the first time.
The Hessen-Nassauischer Hüttenverein - at that time the largest employer in the Upper Hesse region - founds the Breidenbach plant as a cupola furnace foundry.
Buderus, founded in 1731 by Johann Wilhelm Buderus, takes over the Hessen-Nassauischer Hüttenverein. The Breidenbach works thus becomes a Buderus foundry.
Beginning of customer casting for the automotive industry; development into an automotive supplier with a broad product range
Production of solid brake discs. Mid 60's: Production of ventilated brake discs and increasing automation of production processes.
Expansion to the most modern and efficient series foundry in the Buderus Group; specialisation in automotive casting.
Bundling of the foundry activities in Buderus Guss GmbH;
Consistent expansion and specialisation in the manufacture of ready-to-install brake discs
The brake disc business operates under the name Buderus Guss GmbH and is an independent subsidiary of Bosch.
Commissioning of a dry dust removal facility as one of the most modern gas purification plants for cupola furnaces in Europe
How a small cupola furnace foundry in the Hessian hinterland was able to achieve international importance as Buderus Guss GmbH today is an exciting story that four generations are involved in.
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