The king of tuning is gone: Founder and CEO of Brabus died

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On Thursday, the CEO and founder of Brabus, Bodo Buschmann, passed away after a brief illness. Buschmann was 62 years old.

Already as a small child, Bodo Buschmann, born on 27 August 1955, felt gas flow through his veins. He studied law and business administration, but even during those studies, in autumn 1977, he started his own company, Brabus, in Bottrop, with which he dealt with Mercedes.

Initially he did that in a workshop behind the car company of his parents, but that was soon too small. Brabus moved to the building that is currently in use as Brabus Work 1.

Buschmann’s qualities and craftsmanship did not go unnoticed and soon he was a phenomenon in the tuning world. With creations like the Brabus 900 Rocket, which scored 370 km / h, Buschmann conquered multiple listings in the Guinness Book of Records.

Brabus Rocket 900: Fastest cabriolet in the world

As chairman of the VDAT e.V. himself, an association of tuning companies, Bodo Buschmann tried to gain more prestige for the phenomenon of tuning.

With the demise of Bodo, the Buschmann era is not over for Brabus. His son Constantin, who is responsible for marketing and sales to date, immediately takes over the leadership as CEO and intends to continue the life’s work of his father. Including his motto: Arbeite nicht, um Geld zu verdienen, sondern um Spaß zu haben – Do not work to make money, but to have fun.

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