Inside BWI’s New Plant Automation Decisions
BWI Group is a global, Tier-1 supplier of suspension, brakes, and chassis components to many major automotive manufacturers. Rapidly growing customer sales and increasing volumes with existing programs recently led the company to build a new manufacturing facility in Indiana to be closer to its North American customers. In this session, F.W.B. (Bill) Taylor III, controls engineering supervisor at the BWI Group Technical Center in Dayton, Ohio, will explain how the company evaluated automation hardware and software to meet key metrics associated with cost reduction and downtime at this new facility, in addition to considerations around improved technical support and training.