Brose makes Wuppertal location center of expertise
With the acquisition of the Bosch closure activities, Brose has extended its system competence, making it the second-largest supplier of door latches in Germany. On 18 December in Wuppertal, the company reported that it would be focusing on and expanding its business with side door latches and tailgates as well as integrating door latches into door systems.
Jürgen Otto (38), director of the seat adjuster business division in the Brose Group, is also responsible for the closure system business during the integration phase. Martina Merz will continue to run the operational side of the business from Wuppertal.
With Brose we have indeed found the correct partner, said Martina Merz and continued: And our employees are highly motivated in view of the great potential for growth that the system competence of Brose provides. The closure system segment has had a varied past. Eight years ago the family-owned company Bomoro GmbH, founded in 1904, became part of the Bosch Group. In November 2002, the Brose Group purchased the closure system business and this step has made it a specialist among suppliers for the entire vehicle door. Our intention is to achieve a similar leading position in the medium-term with closure systems as we have done with window regulators, door systems and seat adjusters, said Martina Merz.
Over the last few years, innovative systems based on modular design using standardized components have been developed for different vehicle platforms. In addition, the closure system business division has an extraordinarily sound technological basis. Against this backdrop, Director Martina Merz sees excellent market opportunities in the component and door system business. Merz added: With its innovative capability, most advanced manufacturing technology and logistics, above all, however, with its strategic investments and stable ownership structures, Brose is intent on having a long-term partnership with the automotive manufacturers.