Prof. h. C. Bodo Buschmann, born on 27. August 1955, the founder and CEO of Brabus, the largest independent automobile tuner in the world and is a renowned manufacturer of High-Performance Supercars, died on 26. In April 2018, after a short illness. This, the company has just announced.
From a young car enthusiast with petrol in their blood, founded the Bushmen in the autumn of 1977, during his law and business degrees, the Brabus GmbH in Bottrop. From the first day until today, the company dealt with the exclusive refinement of Mercedes-Benz automobiles.
The first operation of Seating, a small workshop in the street behind the car dealership of his parents, quickly became too small, it is the move in the first own company building today's Brabus-1 followed a short time later. The business developed rapidly: Brabus was no longer only in his homeland, the Ruhr area, known For car connoisseurs around the world, word quickly spread that Bush's company offered Tuning in the highest quality.
As an entrepreneur of the Bushmen in these years had a special knack for successful ideas and products. In his company he gave full throttle from early morning until late in the evening, from Monday to Sunday. So he made Brabus in the auto industry to a Global Player. Exclusive Supercars, such as the more than 370 km/h fast Brabus 900 Rocket wrote not only automotive history, but also made it a number of times, the recording in the Guinness book of records.
In spite of all the successes and all pursuit of perfection, the creators of the Bushmen remained always a man: In all the years of the right people, the best professionals of their craft, he managed always to rally around. For you all he was a role model for ambition, professionalism and diligence. His 40 - hour week, Buschmann had most of the time on Wednesday.
With his ideas and his high-quality standards, Buschmann has made not only his own company to one of the most renowned brands in the car industry. Also, as President of the VDAT e. V., he founded the Association of automobile tuners, he had a big part in the vehicle refinement was in the world. The entire Brabus-family, employees, customers and friends all over the world, will miss him very much, mourn the loss of a Visionary and an achiever, but especially to the people, comrade and friend Bodo Buschmann, has characterized the tuning industry like no other.
Also, the Team of car-news is in mourning. As editor-in-chief, I had a Brabus in the past few years, contact with the always friendly and of the press which is extremely sensitive-head. When and where ever I stand at a trade fair, the company came in, cared for me, Buschmann, offered me personally some refreshment, and went immediately to one of his always knowledgeable staff, me, all of the exhibition to explain the novelties on the Stand-if he made it himself.
I still remember, how we sat a few years ago, once for lunch on the occasion of a Smart-Brabus-press travel, and to speak at the Essen Motor Show. My damning verdict that this is the trade fair with the world's worst working conditions for journalists, made it noisy. I should write him a Mail because he was on the Advisory Board of the fair. And so I told him that you had came prior to the opening of the fair in the press centre and outside in the rain to wait, that there was no wardrobe, no PC workstations and, above all, no free Wi-Fi access for journalists Standards that were elsewhere of course. When I arrived at the next Essen Motor Show on the Brabus Stand, smiled at me, Bushman and asked: "Well, Mr. Hoffmann, how is it?" What can I say everything was in perfect order, the Brabus-chief had ensured that the deficiencies were resolved and we of car news visit the fair ever since. Unfortunate that he will no longer be there.
The model entrepreneur from Bottrop, however, would not have been Bodo Buschmann, if he had not already set the course for the future of his company. The next Generation of the family already does for some time for important tasks in Management. All Constantin Buschmann, who was previously the CMO of the business management Marketing and Sales responsible. He is taking over as CEO of the Brabus group of companies, all the tasks of his father. Other key positions in the business management will remain with Dipl. Ing. Ulrich-Joachim Gauffrés as CTO, business head of technology, Stefan Hosters as CFO and Executive Finance and personnel, with Brabus-veterans busy. The Executive Committee, the Brabus Team and his family will lead the life's work of Prof. h. C. Bodo Buschmann in his senses. We auto news our sympathy from the press to you.(Peter Hoffmann)