Headquartered in Milan, the new company will work on carbon ceramic brakes exclusively for passenger and commercial vehicles, and will also be seeking a way to bring costs down so that carbon ceramic brakes might be featured in a much broader range of cars.
Brembo and SGL Group eventually expect to sell around €70 million worth of carbon ceramic brakes per year, and the current customer base includes such notable sports car companies as Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Daimler, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
But breaking into markets beyond these select high-end manufacturers is the key to growth for Brembo and SLG Group's new company.
Bringing carbon ceramic brakes to the masses however, will be a long process as the current method of manufacturing the brakes requires several manual and semi-automated processes. Developing new products that can be built completely using automation is the key to expanding business, and by increasing volumes the costs associated with the high end brakes should inevitable come down.