HAIGER/WIEHL – BPW Bergische Achsen KG is a world-leading manufacturer of axle, brake and suspension systems as well as bearings for lorry trailers. At its production site in Brüchermühle, the family-run, traditional company commissioned a new CLOOS robot system for welding connection pieces in early 2017. The new system has enabled BPW to significantly improve both the quality of its production processes and the work environment for its employees.
Based in Wiehl, BPW has been manufacturing complete chassis systems for lorry trailers since 1898. Together with its global subsidiaries, the company also offers locking, attachment and lighting systems as well as plastic technologies and user-friendly telematics applications for lorries and trailers. Globally, the owner-managed BPW group of companies includes more than 60 companies in 30 countries and employs around 6,400 people.
BPW aims to achieve a high level of efficiency in all production areas. By automating and optimising its primary and secondary processes, it hopes to shorten throughput times and increase productivity. In addition, the company wants to further improve the work environment for its employees.
For this reason, at the beginning of this year BPW replaced an older CLOOS system for welding brackets from 2002 with a new high-tech robot system. The new welding system consists of several sub-areas that optimally complement each other.
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