BRALO parts in the automotive sector
BRALO is a Spanish manufacturer of rivets and fastening systems that works hand in hand with the automotive sector – providing quality products and a complete service, as well as above all a partnership built on trust.
For BRALO Group its key objective has always been process optimisation, aimed at products with an added value: Pieces created using a sustainable process
and with a safety and efficiency guarantee.
Each step of the process includes a personalised service with follow up on future development, from transport and receipt of the materials, up until
the corresponding feedback from the client. All of this with the aim of being part of the organisational processes and strategies of tier suppliers
or OEMs. Through the ‘Just in Time’ method BRALO is able to synchronise production with the sector, reducing inventory times, storage, and minimising
losses in value of unnecessary stock.
Quality materials, competitive prices, quick delivery, cutting edge technology and the suppliers’ capacity for innovation are just some of the requirements
the automotive sector demands – and the sector is still asking for more and more services. Firstly, suppliers are evaluated in terms of quality,
as well as media, technology and processes, followed by an evaluation of the financial situation of the supplier as a whole, their socio-labour
climate, location, transport alternatives, R&D capacity, availability and customer satisfaction. Secondly, technical specifications are required
to meet product and reliability demands, along with service specifications.
BRALO has offered a wide range of services for the automotive sector for more than 35 years. Its link to this sector has enabled it to grow, creating
an interactive client-supplier relationship, based on close collaboration with manufacturers – allowing it to confidently suggest opportunities
as a supplier, as well as meet expectations for innovative products using the latest technology.
The company’s manufacturing facilities follow the highest standards of quality; with the department of quality, operations, plus the R&D team,
responsible for the design, manufacture and development of each part.
Manufacturing rivets, insert nuts and special cold stamping parts with the automotive sector makes up 50% of BRALO’s production – specialising in various
product areas, such as parts for the body, chassis, and mechanisms.
In terms of the vehicle body, BRALO can offer special parts made by cold stamping, which are used for the skeleton of the vehicle stand out – a key
element in assuring safety and reliability. Other applications BRALO supplies includes parts that make up the closing mechanism on the exterior
of the vehicle’s door, front ends and roof; and dashboards on the inside. Chassis products make up the lower part of the structure, and the mechanisms
form part of the suspension systems, axles, and airbags – all made with standard manufacturing products supplied by BRALO, according to ISO 9001
norms and undergo 100% individual visual inspections.
BRALO is constantly focused on durability, passive safety, recyclability, developing innovative production methods with more resistant materials, and
the manufacture of plastic parts, which enables it to meet the changing demands of the sector, as well as create a personalised service based on
the designs and specifications that are supplied in order to create a specific model.
Today, the OEMs possess specialised equipment that conform to designs according to European and industry standards, such as ISO/TS 16949, a standard
used by BRALO since 2007. Additionally, the company’s recent ISO 14001 regulation endorses the Spanish manufacturer in all aspects where environment
and sustainability are concerned.