Brechmann today

We are Brechmann

We, that's about 100 members of staff, are committed to providing first-class service with every day that passes. With competence, experience and expertise. For importers, parts wholesalers, resellers and workshops spread across over 100 countries around the world. In customer service, admin, logistics and stock-keeping, our only goal is to make sure you're completely satisfied. To do this, we source and supply genuine spare parts for cars, HGVs, machinery and other commercial vehicles quickly, cost-effectively and competently. You can rely on Brechmann!

  • Exclusive sales partner for PREXAparts since 2019
     
  • Worldwide sales in over 100 countries
     
  • Instant access to over 15 million items
     
  • Over 7,000 m² of warehouse floor space
     
  • Warehousing exclusively for automotive glass
     
  • Provider of genuine spare parts for over 30 car makes
     
  • Sale of genuine spare parts from the leading commercial-vehicle manufacturers
     
  • Over 100 members of staff
     
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
     
  • Proprietor-run family business
     

History

1979
It was 1979 when a Danish VW dealership is looking for a new supplier of VW and Audi spare parts – and Werner Brechmann seizes his opportunity.
Convinced of the inherent business potential, he enters a verbal supply agreement with the Danish company. Stipulated in it: the procurement and advance financing of spare parts as well as shipment and the customs clearance formalities involved.

1979-10-23
A motor home and a trailer: that's all Werner Brechmann needs when the newly established entrepreneur drives the first consignment to Denmark in person. Painstakingly, it takes him two days to make out the invoice for over 600 items on a portable typewriter. After about a year, he is supplying four major customers in Denmark – all by mobile home.
1984
The market potential in Denmark is exhausted and it's now time to explore new markets.
Good networking makes it possible to start exporting to the Netherlands – the first supply contract is still in place to this very day. So it's now time to put the business on a more professional footing: the company moves into a building with a small warehouse, four members of staff are taken on and parts are supplied to further international customers – from Belgium to the Azores.
1985
The company continues along its path of success.
In the mid-80s, other well-known makes, such as Mercedes and BMW, are added to the portfolio. And consignments are now going to almost all parts of Europe and even overseas: to the US.
1994
Over the years, the business outgrows the premises once again, resulting in the second move to a new company building with much more space.
Alongside the constantly growing spare-parts business, a re-import business is set up for vehicles from the Canary Islands and also from Bulgaria at the end of the 90s – yielding imports of approx. 1,500 cars.
1999
1999 sees the first delivery being made to Russia, opening the gateway to the East.
This makes it possible to attract numerous new customers in a very short space of time. The company also acquires holdings in spare-parts companies in the US, the Netherlands and Bulgaria.
2005
The 3-shift system is introduced.
To ensure satisfied customers across the planet, the warehouse immediately starts working on a three-shift basis. A close alliance with manufacturers means the company can provide customers with just-in-time delivery. The result: rapid expansion, eight well-known makes and a headcount hike to 75.
2007-2009
30 years of Brechmann
2007 sees the third move to today's operating base. This means the company can celebrate its big anniversary in 2009 in the new company building, which now provides additional floor space of no less than 800 square metres. In the meantime, well over 75 members of staff are committed to our family business.
2010
What begins with a camper van turns into a veritable success story:
Partners in over 100 countries worldwide now set store by Brechmann GmbH & Co. KG's expertise, competence and reliability. After breaking through this magic sound barrier, our company purchases additional warehousing space of over 1,800 square metres. The company now has floor space totalling over 4,800 square metres.
2016
As the years pass, our staff acquire extensive expertise in genuine glass and accessories.
The logical consequence: the opening of a new warehouse providing an additional 1,800 square metres of floor space. At the facility, some 5,000 windscreens alone speak volumes.
2019
Failing to move forwards means losing ground – and so we continue along our path of expansion:
The 1,600 square metre dispatch facility in Bielefeld goes into operation in February 2019. Easily accessible for trucks, the site now provides three loading bays and numerous ultra-modern racks with 16 conveyor lines for 16 lorry loads. This makes it possible to load a complete truck in only 20 minutes – saving time and money for forwarders. September of the same year also sees office space increase by 360 square metres – now giving us a total floorage of over 7,000 square metres.

Brechmann
worldwide

Today, Brechmann operates in over 100 countries. You'll find the person you need to contact in our overview of all Brechmann contacts worldwide.