The first pour is a preliminary test of the facility that ensures all systems are functioning properly and is the first step in testing the foundry’s full production line in anticipation of the facility’s production ramp up. During this test, the foundry’s furnaces were charged and the molten raw material from these furnaces was poured into a mold for the first time.
All systems in Brembo’s new cast iron foundry performed as expected. The cast iron foundry now joins Brembo’s adjacent aluminum foundry where the company has been making its trademark lightweight, high-performance, aluminum brake calipers for over a year.
It is the ninth foundry in Brembo’s worldwide foundry network and the second cast iron foundry Brembo has built in North America.
Brembo began production in its iron foundry in Homer, Michigan last year.