In 1977, Borbet began making light alloy wheels for cars and commercial vehicles. Today the company is specializing more and more in the development and manufacture of wheels - from design to production - and makes all its wheels under one roof.
Using modern production methods, a comprehensive quality assurance system and a staff of able and dedicated employees, Borbet has established a significant market position. On December 21st 1994, Borbet became one of the first light alloy wheel manufacturers to be certified successfully according to the DIN ISO 9110 standard for its quality management system.
Borbet employs around 620 people, including the staffs of its two sister companies in Munich, Germany and Ranshofen, Austria. In 1995 Borbet’s production topped one million wheels for the first time. After taking over Austria AlumGuss (AAG), an Austrian wheel manufacturer, at the beginning of 1996, the Borbet group was able to expand its wheel making capacity to around two million wheels per year.
In addition to producing aftermarket wheels, the company is also an original equipment supplier to the auto industry. Its clients include General Motors European units, Opel and Vauxhall, as well as BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.
Borbet’s main plant is in Hesborn. A modern facility, which has 24 die-casting machines that run 24 hours a day. Its sister company, AAG, also has a state-of-the-art plant with 18 casting machines and a number of robots which perform the final machining of the alloy wheels. The AAG facility is one of the few light alloy wheel plants which uses helium to test its wheels for imperfections instead of the traditional water bath. The AAG plant alone can produce 5,000 wheels a day.
Aside from making wheels, Borbet is also actively involved in motorsports, supporting teams in the German Super Touring series. It also supports three truck racing teams. This form of truck racing is uniquely European and uses their equivalent of our 18 wheelers. Just the cab portions of these big trucks compete in a 20 race series on some of Europe’s most challenging race courses. Borbet has developed a special 9.0x22.5 heat treated, light alloy wheel for these huge race machines.
Another of Borbet’s extracurricular interests involves a different kind of horsepower; the company was the official sponsor of Germany’s equine dressage team which won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.
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, Audi, VW, Ford
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7.5j X 17
8.5J X 17
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8.5J X 18
9.5J X 18
The Classic Deep Dish with 5 large spokes design. Available for the following cars
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, VW, Vauxhall
, Alfa Romeo, Rover and more. Sizes available:
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A classic 5 spoke design with one of the latest crystal-silver finish from one of Europes largest wheel manufacturers. Available for the following cars:
, Audi, Ford
, VW, Vauxhall
, Citreon, Mercedes
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