Willi Bruckbauer, Founder & CEO, is the heart of BORA – he is the visionary, creative mind, and driving force behind the ground-breaking cooktop extractor systems. A master carpenter with over 20 years of experience in the kitchen sector, Willi Bruckbauer knows what people expect from modern kitchens: namely a living space, where people can cook, sit, talk, and enjoy themselves without any obstructions. A space that makes them feel happy and comfortable. Every day.
Willi Bruckbauer started developing an initial prototype in 2005. He registered the first patent in 2006 for his first cooktop extractor system, the BORA Professional. Then together with two employees he started exporting products from Germany to the Benelux countries, Austria, and South Tyrol.
Today BORA has been revolutionizing behavior and architecture in the kitchen as a living space for over 15 years. More than 550 employees at four locations are working on innovative products and services that help our customers simply cook better, live healthier, and that make individual kitchen dreams come true.