Brose Revs Its Growth Engine

Blog Post created by cchaffey Employee on Nov 23, 2017

Brose Revs Its Growth Engine


Brose is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, employing more than 25,000 people at 60 locations across 23 countries. Its mechatronic systems for doors, seats, electric motors and drives can be found in every second new vehicle around the world.


Director of Information Technology at Brose Group, Frank Martin and Storage Team Lead at Brose Group, Christian Karl, share how Digital Transformation and innovation is leading their growth.

Excerpts from Brose Revs Its Growth Engine Case Study and Infographic


Challenge – Staying competitive.

Frank Martin  “The automotive sector is highly competitive, and as we expand and innovate we need to keep a firm grip on costs. We constantly search for ways to boost operational efficiency: for example, by digitizing and streamlining processes, and taking advantage of internet of things (IoT) technology on our production line. To meet our aims, we are undertaking a massive digital transformation of our operations. 


To embrace the new ways of working, we want to be able to capture, store and analyze more data than ever before. That presents a monumental challenge, because data volumes are rising by 25% year on year..”


Christian Karl – “High availability and fast performance are both essential, as our automotive customers rely on just-insequence manufacturing, and we regularly produce and ship goods at short notice.”




Solution - Flash

Christian Karl “Using Hitachi’s flash modules helps us achieve faster performance and higher storage density to be ready for future growth compared to standard SSD [solid state disk] configurations.”



Frank Martin - “Using leading flash data storage technology from Hitachi Vantara helps us achieve faster performance and higher storage density, in readiness for future growth. Because we can store more data on fewer devices, we have freed up 66% of the rack space consumed by our previous storage infrastructure.”


“To stay ahead of trends and continue to improve our operations, we rely on powerful and flexible storage solutions from Hitachi. With cutting-edge technology from Hitachi, Brose can take the fast lane towards innovation, digital transformation and commercial success.”


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