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"TO BE PROGRESSIVE, YOU MUST BE OPEN-MINDED, INQUISITIVE AND QUESTION THE NORM."
WILLI BRUCKBAUER

“OUR AIM IS TO REMAIN ONE STEP AHEAD.”

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Willi Bruckbauer is at the heart of BORA – the visionary, creative mind and driving force behind the groundbreaking cooktop extractor systems. With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen sector, the qualified master carpenter knows what people want from modern kitchens: a living space that meets their needs.
Extractor hoods are simply not part of this picture: they are loud, ineffective and visibly intrusive. They also restrict the possibilities when designing a kitchen. Willi Bruckbauer’s vision was to invent an effective vapour extraction system that meets the highest standards in terms of both technology and aesthetic appeal. Thanks to continuous experimentation and discovery, an innovative system was devised that draws off cooking vapours more effectively than ever before possible. The reward for our hard work: prestigious awards and accolades such as the ‘Deutscher Gründerpreis’ (German Entrepreneurs’ Award), ‘365 Orte im Land der Ideen’ (‘365 Places in the Land of Ideas’), red dot awards, Plus X Awards, German Design Awards, Iconic Award, German Brand Award, Good Design Awards, iF Design Awards and more.

“OUR STAFF LIVES AND BREATHES BORA. THAT MAKES ME PROUD.”

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"When I visit the company, I notice that there’s a special spirit, a special dynamic. Our staff lives and breathes BORA. Our success depends much more on my employees than on me. I just want to act as moderator. I’m incredibly proud of the dedication and passion displayed in our departments each day".

Cook meals and eat healthily: the ‘Hälzybas’ at the two sites enable employees to enjoy a healthy lunch made with organic, regional ingredients – completely free of charge. This literally brings together employees from different teams around the same table. The company uses this good nutrition to support its employees’ health.

“I’VE BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT CYCLING FOR MANY YEARS!”

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We combine things that belong together: sport, health, openness to the world, team spirit, ambition and energy. These factors are all part of BORA’s DNA, and that makes the circle complete. You wouldn’t believe how many people throughout the world we’ve encouraged to get involved in cycling thanks to our commitment! The members of our cycling team are also somehow part of the BORA family. They create a huge amount of impetus that spills over to our employees and retail partners. This passion is simply contagious; you have to experience it for yourself.
As a WorldTour team, BORA – hansgrohe belongs to the upper echelons of professional cycling. Today, the team represents the future of cycling and has one of the sport’s most dazzling stars within its ranks.