Announcement Date : Jan 1 , 1998

Leaders in Diesel Common Rail systems

In 1998, Brovedani obtains the QS 9000 certification for the San Vito plant. In the same year it starts production of the first Common Rail module for Bosch Diesel systems. With the introduction of new technologies, the second integrated line for starter shafts doubles its capacity for induction hardening, cold roll forming, centreless-grinding, tempering, and rust protection. In 1999, production of the Bosch Diesel Common Rail components reaches volume levels much higher than originally planned. The Bari plant is moved near Bosch Sistemi Frenanti, making it possible to start up production of rear pistons for calipers on the client’s “doorstep”. Also production for Magneti Marelli is transferred from San Vito to Bari, again on the client’s “doorstep”. In 2000 Brovedani obtains QS 9000 certification for the Bari and Pisa plants. At the same time it launches series production of Common Rail Kits for the various world players in the market. During the year 2000 the stamping and blanking plant becomes an autonomous production site, located not far from the headquarters in San Vito. This plant is dedicated to stamping from wire, sheet-metal deep-drawing, cold coining, braze-welding and surface treatment processes.

QS9000 common rail