A FAMILY BUSINESS AND A GLOBAL PLAYER

Family business and traditional company - we are both and we carry ourselves in both ways. Since 1962, our heritage company from Germany's Sauerland region has become a worldwide leader in the manufacture of light alloy wheels. The reason for this: BORBET stands for perfect quality, innovative technologies and pioneering design - valuable work that has made us a sought-after partner for the automobile industry and speciality retail. At the same time, we still consider ourselves a family with unbounded passion for our craft, deep affinity to our roots that stretch back to 1881, and the lofty objective of always giving our best for you, our customers.
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WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO US

We want to excite people: our customers, our partners, and our employees - everyone with whom BORBET is connected. For this reason, we develop, produce and sell our high-quality light alloy wheels, which fulfil the highest standards in every regard. They unite design and safety, longevity and functionality. Elements of an unmistakeable signature: a BORBET wheel can be identified by aficionados even without a logo!
In order to ensure that this uniqueness endures, we invest in sustainable, value-orientated and international growth with a focus on quality and innovation. The highest possible degree of profitability, productivity and efficiency coupled with optimum use of resources at all levels of production are decisive factors for success in the face of stiff competition on the global market.
This is also anchored in the BORBET management policy.

HISTORY

BORBET belongs to the Hochsauerland region as well as tyres to cars. Peter Wilhelm Borbet started the enterprise in the headquarter in Hallenberg-Hesborn in 1962 with only 5 employees. Until now he directs the BORBET GROUP from here. On this occasion he is supported by his wife, his brother and several children - which are also actively involved in the company - a real family business, which meanwhile engages 4,800 employees at nine locations. Among the six German locations in Hallenberg-Hesborn, Medebach, Bad Langensalza, Solingen, Neuching and Kodersdorf are international subsidiaries with plants in South Africa, USA and Austria - united under the BORBET GROUP.

THIS IS BORBET

Experience the world of BORBET in two stirring minutes. The film, a result of collaboration with BORBET’s brand representatives in motor sport, Team Driftbrothers, covers our company’s core values with stunning images that span from our roots into the future. This is BORBET, curtain call!



COMMITMENT THROUGH CONVICTION

Art, culture, sport and social aspects - as a family owned and operated company, from the start we have carried on the tradition playing an active role outside of our daily operations and being socially responsible. As a result of this awareness, we commit ourselves to people, groups, institutions, projects and activities that lie close to our hearts - out of a sense of local solidarity, taking joy in goodwill gestures, and from personal conviction. There's always one goal: every day we want to do our part to make sure that not only cars, but also lifelong dreams get rolling.
Eli & Joe Hountondji - Driftbrothers
Fußball VFL Wolfsburg
Handball THC Erfurt Thüringen
Instruktorenbörse Fahrsicherheitszentrum Thüringen
Instruktorenbörse Rallye Thüringen
Motorsport Hountondji Driftbrothers
Motorsport regional Amateur
Motorsport regional Thüringen
Regional Laufteam Thüringen
Regional MegaSports Sauerland
Regional Mitarbeiter Sauerland
Regional Sommerbiathlon Sauerland
Regionalsponsoring BORBET Austria
Regionalsponsoring Mitarbeiter
Reitsport Regional Austria
Reitsport Sponsoring
Rinspeed XchangE Conceptcar
Wintersport Anja Schneiderheinze Thüringen
Wintersport Bobbahn Winterberg
Wintersport Marion Thees Thueringen
Wintersport regional Skeletonnachwuchs Winterberg

LOOKING OVER OUR SHOULDERS

Our virtual tour offers you fascinating insights into the ultra-modern production of our light alloy wheels - from the initial concept to the multiple phases of automated production and the finished wheel. Click through the individual production steps and discover how much creative energy and high-tech precision goes into every one of our products.
In der Desktop-Version der Seite finden Sie an dieser Stelle unseren virtuellen Rundgang.
Design Konstruktion Rohstoff Schmelzen Werkzeugbau Giessen Röntgen Flowforming Wärmebehandlung Maschinelle Bearbeitung Mechanische Bearbeitung Oberfläche Endkontrolle Freigabe Versenden Labor Qualitätssicherung Projektmanagement

SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUES

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Looks aren't everything - when it comes to light alloy wheels, BORBET pairs attractive design with technical sophistication. It is a guarantee for reliable safety, utmost stability, and optimal driving experience. It is performance that begins with the prudent use of resources. You see, the lower the non-suspended mass of the wheel, the more authentic the driving experience. Fuel economy increases and the driver benefits from the automobile's full performance.
That's why our maxim for materials is as follows: as much as necessary to ensure uncompromised safety, and as little as possible to optimally enhance wheel dynamics. Another way we reduce resource usage is the fact that all BORBET wheels are distinguished by longevity and high durability. The aluminium we use can be recycled limitlessly.


INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES

As a technology-driven company, we are not content with just producing wheels. Our goal is to make each product generation even better, more attractive and more sustainable. For this reason, our research department is always on the hunt for new materials and finishes. Further, they develop unique and innovative production techniques.
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NatureWheel
In this complex procedure, a natural mineral is pulverised and transformed into a malleable mass thanks to the addition of another natural bonding agent. Using mechanical pressure to shape it into the form of a wheel skeleton, the component is then integrated into the die cast. There it forms all non-bearing areas of the wheel core. The NatureWheel technique reduces the wheel weight immensely. At the same time, the use of natural, non-toxic minerals greatly reduce the use of light metals.

Undercut
Undercut describes an automated technique through which all non-bearing areas of the rim bed are removed through precision milling. The material removed then directly enters the integrated recycling process, which provides new raw materials of identical quality. The result of the Undercut procedure is a lower wheel weight, providing more efficient use of the materials used.
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FlowForming
The secrets of automated FlowForming are turning and pressure: the material of a wheel blank is condensed under high rotation and simultaneously milled into the desired shape. The result is a very lightweight workpiece that is distinguished by increased stability with consistently low material usage. Especially good for saving on resources: 100% of the raw material is used in FlowForming. There are no remnants or waste.

ExaPeel
BORBET developed the ExaPeel technique for maximum wheel personalisation. With this technique, the top of two paint layers is "erased" with a precision laser with µ precision and in any desired design. This reveals the paint layer below, resulting in a two-coloured wheel that leaves no wish unfulfilled - from large areas to text to the most delicate patterns. A clear coat layer seals the individual design and ensures absolute colourfastness. For the first time, the desire for individuality and special editions meets a solution that sacrifices neither longevity nor quality and is made without the use of toxic substances.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTION

Being responsible towards the environment - that has been a part of the BORBET company culture since the beginning. A century of cultivated expertise in metalworking meets state of the art equipment here: production sites and machinery at BORBET are always at the forefront of technical possibilities. This enables high levels of precision in production while using resources with maximum efficiency. The integrated recycling process ensures that even small amounts of remnants and excess are completely re-used. After smelting, it is reintroduced into the value creation chain as a resource with unaltered high quality.

BORBET also plays a pioneering role when it comes to energy consumption. One example: the plants in Thüringen and Solingen are not only audited and certified according to the EN ISO 50001 standard, they are projected to exceed the standards defined therein by over 100% through 2016. Innovative solutions are employed everywhere. For example, waste heat from the furnaces is fed into the building's heating system or used to generate electricity with steam turbines. The same goes for our compressors: sensors permanently monitor the air pressure systems, which use a significant amount of electricity, so that any leaks can be remedied immediately - an important contribution to conserving energy. Another example is the regular insulation inspection for all thermal equipment, which minimises heat loss.

These and many additional measures are evidence that conscientious and conservative use of energy and resources are a high priority at BORBET. This is the only way to create products that are not only advanced and innovative, but also sustainable and pioneering.

OEM Awards

GM Award 2006

GM Award 2006

Ford Award 2007

Ford Award 2007

Daimler Award 2008

Daimler Award 2008

Porsche Award 2009

Porsche Award 2009

JLRQ Award 2011

JLRQ Award 2011

VW Award 2011

VW Award 2011

PSA Award 2013

PSA Award 2013

Volvo Award 2013

Volvo Award 2013

VW group Award 2013

VW group Award 2013

Reifen Innovation Award 2014

Reifen Innovation Award 2014

VW Group Award 2016

VW group Award 2016

JLR Supplier Award 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Supplier Excellence Award 2016

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Volvo Award 2017

Awards & Partnerships

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Marke des Jahrhunderts '13

The Best of German Mittelstand

The Best of German Mittelstand

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Südwestfalen Alles Echt!

Industriepreis

Industriepreis

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Initiative "Fokus Nachhaltigkeit"

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Ausgezeichneter Ausbildungsbetrieb

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Anerkannter Ausbildungsbetrieb

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Hervorragender Ausbilder

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Marke des Jahrhunderts '16

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Borbet GmbH

Hauptstr. 5
D-59969 Hallenberg-Hesborn

Tel: +49 (0) 29 84 / 30 10
Fax: +49 (0) 29 84 / 30 11 10
E-Mail: info@borbet.de