Metal casting with tradition
The metal casting activities of the Borbet family go back to 1881. At the time, only brass was in use. In 1928 BORBET expanded its product range to include aluminium parts. It was a time when cast aluminium was rapidly gaining in importance. And as aluminium offers a wide range of technical benefits, this material will continue to gain in significance. In 1962, under its present head, Peter Wilhelm Borbet, the company moved to its newly built facilities in Hesborn in the Upper Sauerland region, with a workforce of five. Here, parts were produced for a variety of industries, using sand moulds and quite soon also low-pressure moulds.
The continuous upward development was accelerated by the inclusion of light metal wheels for passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles in the company’s product range.
Today, the BORBET Group supplies the entire automobile industry with light metal wheels, successfully marketing its own products for the specialized retail trade.
The Borbet Group has their main headquarters in Hallenberg-Hesborn and since 1998 a second plant in Medebach in the Hochsauerland region. Subsidaries of the group are BORBET Thüringen GmbH in Bad Langensalza, BORBET South Africa in Port Elisabeth, Kronprinz Alu-Guss GmbH in Solingen, Austria Alu-Guss Ges. m.b.H (AAG) in Ranshofen Austria, SRF S. A. in Soultzmatt (France) and the CW Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH in Niederneuching near Munich.
The BORBET-Group is designer and supplier of light alloy wheels for the following automotive manufacturer:
AMG, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Isuzu, Jaguar, Land Rover, Magna Steyr, MAN, Maybach, Mazda, MCC/Smart, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, PSA, Rolls Royce, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Vauxhall, Volkswagen,Volvo.