Brembo expands its Homer, Michigan, facility

Brake manufacturer Brembo is growing and increased the size of its facility in Homer, Michigan, according to a company statement. The $115 million expansion is part of the company's renewed commitment to its North American operations. According to Brembo, North America is becoming the top market for its products, and last year closed with a 19.4 percent increase in revenue.

The company celebrated the grand opening of its newly improved facility in May, which houses brake, disc, caliper and corner module production. Brembo has upgraded and expanded the plant multiple times including in 2008, 2010 and in 2012-13. The plant's total space is now approximately 440,000 square feet.

The newest improvements were brought on by the company's purchase of the Hayes-Lemmerz Automotive Brake Component division and the growth of U.S.-based original equipment manufacturer, according to a company statement.

"This expanded and modernized production facility represents a new foundation for Brembo in North America, enabling us to increase our presence in the U.S. market and offer better service to our clients," Brembo chairman Alberto Bombassei said.

Brembo currently employees more than 450 people at the manufacturing facility.

Businesses in the automotive industry that are looking to expand their operations should work with manufacturing recruiters to fill their new positions.