It’s an exciting year for the Bremsen Technik Group as we celebrate twenty years in business as one of Europe’s leading suppliers of automotive brake friction and associated components.
Established in late 2001 by founder and CEO, Brian Hall, we started life as a simple hobby project with a focus on innovation and product development. In addition to this, we also had a strong commitment to meeting our customers’ requirements. These are core values that still hold true today and continue to be the driver of our success.
Located at our headquarters in Brompton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire, Bremsen Technik started life as a two-person operation. Initially the business acted as the UK’s technical and distribution partner for high performance brake pad manufacturer, PAGID Racing. Coincidentally, the business has gone full circle with the location of our head office, and is now located in the aptly named, Bremsen Technik House. This is the very same building first occupied by the PAGID company twenty seven years ago. However, it is now unrecognisable due to a major refurbishment in June 2020 which now provides a modern, spacious base of operations.
From its humble beginnings, Bremsen Technik now employs over 150 individuals and operates on a global scale. We work across four main sectors: ‘Speciality Friction’, where the business started and which caters to the performance and motorsport industries. This continues to be the ‘bread and butter’ for the Group and is just as important today as it was twenty years ago. In addition to this, the business is heavily involved in solutions for Commercial Vehicle Braking and the Remanufacturing of commercial vehicle braking systems. We also offer a European Parts Distribution network. Expansion into sustainable vehicle solutions is also an area of intense focus for the Group as we looks to develop green platforms and systems to support vehicles of the future.
Twenty years has flown by, and the main thing I want to say is ‘thank you’. ‘Thank you’ to my extended team who are a brilliant bunch of individuals and work across the globe. Bremsen Technik wouldn’t be here without you. Like all businesses we’ve faced ups and downs but it’s the tenacity and the drive of our people that has seen us go from strength to strength.
Secondly, I want to thank our partners and customers for working with us and putting their trust in our products and services. We have relationships that span two decades, and hopefully many more decades to come. Let’s see what we can accomplish in the next twenty years!
Here’s to the future
No day at Bremsen Technik can be classed as boring. Whether teams are working on a new customer brand, the introduction of a new product to the market, or simply updating our existing range of products; our employees never stand still. And with responsibilities to protect the environment and increase safety on the road, every day poses a new challenge. Our teams at BTG embrace this and it will be fascinating to see the solutions we provide in the decades to come.