Mission: Our core competence is the synthesis of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. Every second new vehicle worldwide is equipped with at least one Brose product. Our mechatronics expertise increases vehicle comfort, safety and ...
Brose’s goal is stable, self-financed growth. This is how it has established itself as one of the top 40 companies in the industry worldwide. It is the fifth largest automotive supplier in family ownership and, with numerous patent applications per year, is one of Germany’s most innovative companies.
In fiscal 2014, the corporate group generated sales of approx. 5.2 billion euros. Strong impetus for growth came from North America and Asia.
Brose ranks among the TOP 40 of automotive suppliers worldwide and is the fifth-largest family-owned company in this industrial sector.
Every second new vehicle worldwide is equipped with at least one Brose product.
The Brose Group currently delivers mechatronic systems and electric drives to around 80 automotive manufacturers and more than 40 suppliers who use them for numerous applications in the automobile.
The door systems business is dominated by two trends: Brose has successfully established the just-in-sequence process and supplies manufacturers worldwide with complete, ready-to-fit door systems within a few hours of receiving their orders. Brose is helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions with new, lightweight, materials. The next generation of door systems consists of a carrier plate made of glass fabric-reinforced polypropylene. Weight saving: around 350 g compared with classic plastics; and as much as 1.2 kg compared with conventional steel doors. In future, Brose will be working with carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.
From Berlin to Coburg to the entire world
The business that Max Brose started in 1908 has become a globally successful company with over 24,000 employees. Its history is characterized by a strong vision, entrepreneurial courage and a determination to succeed.
Young Max Brose, whose parents run a carbody company in Wuppertal, is witness to how motorization is squeezing out coaches and carriages at a breathtaking speed. Convinced of the future viability of the automobile, the young salesman, at the age of 24, opens up a trading company for automobile accessories in Berlin in 1908, which he runs until the First World War.
Together with his partner, Ernst Jühling, who he meets by chance at the end of the war, he will found the Metallwerk Max Brose & Co. in 1919, expanding his entrepreneurial activities to include the production of automobile components as well.
Performance is rewarded
As an international, family-owned company, we act according to the principle of performance and responsibility. We expect high employee engagement and offer an impressive benefits package and a motivating working environment.
Brose is an innovative employer. The progressive personnel concepts at our family-owned company have received many awards and regularly rank highly in external employer surveys:
According to the “Top Employer Automotive 2015” study by the international Top Employers Institute, the Brose Group is one of the best national employers in the industry. The mechatronics specialist is among the Top 5 companies.
Trendence Graduate Barometer ranked Brose 53rd among the Top 100 companies in the “engineers” category – the company’s best placing to date, moving up from 67th last year; Brose also improved in the “economists” category, moving up to 86th from 99th the prior year.
Brose placed 79th in the Top 100 employers ranking in a survey of roughly 6,000 engineering students, and also made it into the Top 100 employers for the first time in the IT ranking, taking 94th place. The company moved up five places to 92nd in the Young Professionals ranking.
The pan-European Trendence Graduate Barometers 2014 named Brose one of the most attractive “employer brands” in Europe among engineers and IT specialists, ranking it 253rd in the Top 500 – twelve places higher than last year; Brose even jumped 62 places to 292nd among economics students.
The mechatronics specialist was awarded the innovation prize in the corporate competition “Success factor family“ for its exemplary concepts and measures for reconciling work and family life.
After a successful re-audit, berufundfamilie gGmbH named Brose a “family-friendly company” in recognition of its progressive HR policies aimed at balancing family and work life as well as for the company’s exemplary fringe benefits.
The family-owned company ranked second in its industrial sector and 13th overall (previous year: 18th) among the Top 500 employers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
According to “Praktikantenspiegel 2015”, a national survey of 7,500 interns, Brose is a “Star Company” with attractive employer qualities and an appealing brand image.
I have been working at Brose full-time (More than 10 years)
Great environment that allows personal growth and development of new skills
Global hierarchy is still favorable to European culture. Lack of newer amenities or perks
Advice to Management
Keep open communication with your management and colleagues.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Brose.
College Career Fair, One interview at their Auburn Hills site and my future managers and the Hiring Director. Very standard questions. I emailed the the manager I met at the Career Fair and that seemed to be what put me over the edge in getting an interview.
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