Italian supplier Brembo has expanded its Michigan plant to produce brakes for the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Previously, Brembo supplied small numbers of brakes to the $111,600-plus Corvette ZR1 supercar. This is the first time the company, which specializes in lightweight, high-performance brakes, has supplied all Corvette models. Its factory in Homer, near Jackson, will assemble the brake discs and calipers into corner units that include bearings and knuckles.
Brembo ships the corner units to the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky. North America has become Brembo's second-largest market since it opened a tech center in Plymouth in 2010.