Our history

 

Tradition as a driving force for innovation

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.

1913

The Hessen-Nassauischer Hüttenverein - at that time the largest employer in the Upper Hesse region - founds the Breidenbach plant as a cupola furnace foundry.

1935

Buderus, founded in 1731 by Johann Wilhelm Buderus, takes over the Hessen-Nassauischer Hüttenverein. The Breidenbach works thus becomes a Buderus foundry.

1948

Beginning of customer casting for the automotive industry; development into an automotive supplier with a broad product range

1963

Production of solid brake discs. Mid 60's: Production of ventilated brake discs and increasing automation of production processes.

1973-1980

Expansion to the most modern and efficient series foundry in the Buderus Group; specialisation in automotive casting.

1987

Reorganisation of the Buderus Group into five companies

1991

Bundling of the foundry activities in Buderus Guss GmbH;
Consistent expansion and specialisation in the manufacture of ready-to-install brake discs

2002

Commissioning of foundry 2 and expansion of the mechanical processing

2003

Buderus Aktiengesellschaft becomes a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, founded in 1886.

2005

The brake disc business operates under the name Buderus Guss GmbH and is an independent subsidiary of Bosch.

2007

Commissioning of the Ludwigshütte near Biedenkopf as second location

2009

Series start of Buderus lightweight brake discs

2010

Commissioning of a dry dust removal facility as one of the most modern gas purification plants for cupola furnaces in Europe

2011/2012

Decisive expansion of foundry capacities;
Further expansion of mechanical processing

2013

On 18 May 2013, Buderus Guss celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Breidenbach plant.

2016

Expansion of Ludwigshütte into a high-tech location

2017

Buderus Guss GmbH cooperates with Robert Bosch Lollar Guss GmbH.

2017/18

Start of series production of the innovative and fine dust reducing brake disc iDisc®.

Buderus Guss - Exciting 100 years Breidenbach

Exciting 100 years

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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