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Bruschi to take over Huf North America Die Cast

Today, automotive supplier Huf Group announced to sell its die casting facility in Milwaukee to Bruschi S.p.A., a leading zinc casting supplier headquartered in Milan, Italy. Bruschi will take over the site and its 73 employees and merge the former Huf North America Die Cast Corporation with its own US operations. In Milwaukee, Huf produces die cast products exclusively for internal supply to its North American sites. After closing of the transaction, Bruschi will continue to deliver die cast parts to the Huf sites in Greeneville (Tennessee), Puebla (Mexico) and Atibaia (Brazil).

“The sale of our North American die cast activities to Bruschi enables us to outsource the supply of die cast parts to a strong partner with high expertise, who is able to generate economies of scale due to a broader customer base. Thus, our customers will profit from high quality at improved cost”, Tom Graf, CEO of Huf Group explained. “The acquisition of Huf North America Die Cast perfectly fits into our strategy to expand our global footprint and strengthen our position as experts for Zinc die casting in key markets. The site has an excellent track record as manufacturer of high quality Zamak parts for the automotive industry. This ideally complements our customer base in electronics, household appliances, textile and other industries,” Paolo Rastelli, CEO of Bruschi said on the occasion of signing the contract.


The transaction is part of “One Huf plus”, an overall transformation program the company has started earlier this year to increase its competitiveness. To optimize the company’s global production network, the Huf Group Management has decided to focus its North American operations on its core products in the area of car access and authorization solutions. In consequence, the die cast plant in Milwaukee will be sold to Bruschi.


About Bruschi S.p.A.
Bruschi is a zinc die casting company that collaborates with global brands to find innovative solutions from product concept to design, from critical components manufacturing to secondary operations and their integration with other industrial components, from mass production to finishing and assembly. In the 2018 financial year, Bruschi sales turnover was of €27.2 million and it employed more than 120 people in Italy and US.

About Huf Group
The Huf Group develops and produces mechanical and electronic locking systems, and vehicle access and authorization systems for the global automotive industry. Established in Velbert by Ernst Hülsbeck and August Fürst in 1908, the family-owned company today has locations in Europe, America and Asia. According to a study of the business paper „Handelsblatt“, Huf ranks among the top 20 most innovative companies in Germany. In the 2018 financial year, Huf Group generated sales of about €1.2 billion and employed more than 10,000 people worldwide.


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Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Maria Lahaye-Geusen
Steeger Straße 17, 42551 Velbert (Germany)
Tel: +49 2051 272 572


Bruschi S.p.A.
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Dr. Marcello Cazzaniga
Via Mendosio 26, 20081 Abbiategrasso (Italy)
Tel: +39 029401841