BeijingWest Industries

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BeijingWest Industries
Native name
京西重工国际
Incorporated
Industry Automotive
Founded 2009 (2009) in Beijing, China
Headquarters Beijing, China
Products Suspension and braking systems
Website bwigroup.com

BWI Group, also known as BeijingWest Industries, is a supplier of brake and suspension systems. The company acquired the Chassis Division of Delphi on November 1, 2009.[1] The brake and suspension business lines were purchased for approximately $100 million.[2] The company supplies to automotive, motorcycle, and specialty vehicle manufacturers.[3] BWI Group is an international supplier with manufacturing facilities located in China, Poland, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Their global headquarters is in Beijing, China.[4]

History[edit]

  • 1909: Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co.[5]
  • 1918: Delco Products[6]
  • 1923: Moraine Products and Inland
  • 1929: Delco Appliance Rochester
  • 1936: Delco Brake
  • 1969: Saginaw Manufacturing
  • 1991: Delco Chassis
  • 1995: Delphi Chassis Systems
  • 2009: Beijing West Industries

Products[edit]

BWI Group's product history:

  • 1920s: began to manufacture shock absorbers.
  • 1930s: introduced their drum brake master cylinder
  • 1940s: the all-welded shock absorber was introduced
  • 1960s: the vacuum booster, disc brake and the air adjustable shock became part of the product line
  • 1970s: the brake corner, suspension strut, aluminum master cylinder, and cast iron knuckle added more to othe product offerings
  • 1980s: Innovative products were offered, such as: ABS (anti-lock braking system), strut modules, and selectable ride
  • 1990s: More innovations came in the 1990s with products like: ESC, Real Time Damping, Integrated Chassis, and Aluminum Knuckles. The de Carbon brand was also acquired during this time.
  • 2000s: MagneRide became one of the company's top brands and ABS applications for motorcycles were also introduced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finalist: Best Deal - Large -- Beijing West Industries/Delphi Corp.". Crain's Detroit Business official website. 
  2. ^ "Beijing West acquires Delphi's Ride Dynamics and Brakes business". China Automotive Review official website. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. 
  3. ^ "About BWI Group". BWI Group official website. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Our Locations". BWI Group official website. Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company". Ohio History Central official website. 
  6. ^ "Delco Products Corp.". Vintage Machinery official website. 

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