TRADITIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS

Founded in 1962 by Peter Wilhelm Borbet, the family-owned company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of light-alloy wheels and, in addition to six locations in Germany, has one each in Austria and South Africa. The focus is clearly on Germany as a production location and guarantees quality products "Made in Germany". In 2019, Mrs. Margot Borbet, wife of company founder Peter W. Borbet, took over the general power of attorney. Since then, she - together with a team of managing directors and plant managers - has been steering the fortunes of the BORBET Group with its 4,500 employees (m/f/d).

2020

2021 Margot Borbet HO Historie
Female power in the family business:  Ms. Margot Borbet, General Manager of the BORBET Group since 2019, has been appointed as an additional Managing Director of BORBET GmbH at the main plant in Hallenberg-Hesborn with immediate effect.

2018

2018 BORBET South Africa
Expansion and modernisation of the production BORBET South Africa, especially the areas painting shop, finish and a part of the mechanical handling as well as the end control and the packaging station

2016

2016 BORBET Sachsen
Startup of the BORBET Sachsen GmbH in Kodersdorf

2015

2015 Prueffeld
Modernisation of the test facility in Hallenberg-Hesborn

2012

2012 Jubilaeum
BORBET celebrated its 50-year jubilee and is labelled a "Brand of the Century" by the Deutschen Standards EDITIONEN GmbH

2010

2010 FlowForming
Introduction of the FlowForming technology, which enables to increase the stability of the wheels at a constant low material use and weight

2003

2003 Bau und Inbetriebnahme BORBET Thueringen
Construction and startup of the plant BORBET Thüringen in Bad Langensalza

2001

2001 Borbet Solingen
Acquisition of Kronprinz Aluguss in Solingen, which today is BORBET Solingen

1989

1989 Uebernahme der CW Fahrzeugtechnik in Neuching bei München Heute BORBET Vertriebs GmbH
Acquisition of CW-Fahrzeugtechnik in Niederneuching near Munich, which today is BORBET Vertriebs GmbH

1987

1987 BORBET A Rad, der legendaere Klassiker und Grundstein für den Fachhandel und die Marke
BORBET A wheel, the legendary classic and cornerstone for the specialist trade and the brand

1981

1981
Construction of the BORBET plant

1973

1973
Rüdiger Borbet (born 1943), a casting engineer (RWTH Aachen, 1965-1971) and brother of Peter Wilhelm Borbet, joins the company as a management assistant

1963

1963 Sandgießerei
sand casting

1960

1960 Peter Borbet
After completing training as an industrial clerk (1957) and further employment in his father´s foundry, Peter Wilhelm Borbet emigrated to the USA

2019

2019 Tampondruck
Expansion of BORBET Thüringen GmbH by the pad printing center

2017

2017 Ausbilungswerkstatt
At the headquarters in Hallenberg-Hesborn the tool design and construction for the whole BORBET Group and the apprentice workshop is expanded on an area of 1,130 m²

2015

2015 Hochregal
Expansion of BORBET Thüringen GmbH by a fully automated high-bay warehouse

2015

2015 Tampondruck
Introduction of the tampon print

2012

2012 Bad Langensalza
Expansions at Bad Langensalza are complete, making BORBET Thüringen GmbH Europe´s largest production facility for light alloy wheels

2012

2012 ExaPeel
Introduction of the ExaPeel procedure

2007

2007 Spatenstich
Groundbreaking for the expansion of production facilities in Hesborn is accompanied by a complete restructure. This investment ensures the future of the Hesborn location

2003

2003 Uebernahme der AWI South Africa heute BORBET GmbH
Acquisition of AWI South Africa in Port Elizabeth, which today is BORBET South Africa

1998

1998
Construction and operation of the first phase of a new plant in Medebach, Hochsauerland region

1987

1987 neue Lackiererei
Addition of new painting facility and Offices

1979

1979 Raederfertigung Mechanische Bearbeitung
mechanical processing

1978

1978
The branch in Hesborn becomes its own independent company, BORBET GmbH

1970

1970 Giessmaschine
One of the first Dimo melting machines is delivered

1962

1962 Gewerbeanmeldung
Peter Wilhelm Borbet founded the company´s headquarters in Hallenberg-Hesborn / Hochsauerland region. Production of sand, mould and later gravity die casting parts

1954

1954
Peter Wilhelm Borbet (born 1936), Wilhelm´s son, joins his father´s company. There he attends the company´s own apprentice workshop.

1928

1928 Aluminiumsandguss
Wilhelm Borbet expanded production to include aluminium sand casting

2019

2019 Frau Borbet
Mrs. Margot Borbet takes over the general power of attorney of the BORBET Group

2015

2015 1
Foundation and groundbreaking of the BORBET Sachsen GmbH in Kodersdorf, Saxony

2013

2013 VW Auszeichnung
BORBET is awarded with the Supplier Award from PSA Peugeot Citroen and the VW Group Award from Volkswagen AG

2008

2008 Ausbau BORBET Hesborn
Completion of the production expansion at the main plant Hallenberg-Hesborn

2006

2006 Bundesverdienstkreuz
The Federal Cross of Merit is awarded to Peter Wilhelm Borbet for his outstanding services

2001

2001 Bau und Inbetriebnahme BORBET Werk Medebach
Completion of the second construction phase in Medebach, Hochsauerland region

1996

1996 Uebernahme der AUSTRIA ALUGUSS heute BORBET Austria
Acquisition of Austria Aluguss in Ranshofen, Austria, which today is BORBET Austria GmbH

1982

1982 Gießerei
Foundry headquarters Hallenberg-Hesborn

1977

1977 Erste Leichtmetallräder werden gefertigt und verschiedenen Industrieteile entgratet
The Borbet brothers recognise the potential of a new product class and begin to manufacture light alloy wheels for customers

1969

1969 erste Erweiterung Produktionsstaette Hesborn
The first big investement. An expansion of the existing production hall in Hesborn

1962

1962 Gießen von Aluteilen im Sandguss
Starting with just five employees, he began producing coupling housing, oil pans, and rolling stamps from lightweight metal alloys through sand casting and gravity die casting

1961

1961
Following his return, Peter Wilhelm Borbet founded a branch of the family company in the town of Hallenberg-Hesborn in Germany´s Hochsauerland region, today the company´s headquarters

1949

1949 BORBET Altena 300dpi
The staff at BORBET Altena in 1949 with company head Wilhelm Borbet (second from right)

1881

1881 Unternehmen historisch
Gustav Borbet founded the BORBET company as a brass foundry in the German town of Altena in Westphalia