Winter tests prove BWI Group’s top technology

EMB dynamic test leads brake-by-wire

BWI Group conducted dynamic extreme-cold tests for the quality and performance of the product lineup installed on all-new mainstream car models in Europe, North America and Asia, while its revolutionary Electro Mechanic Braking technology dynamic test wrapped up on Mar 8.

As the world’s leading tier one supplier, BWI Group insists on carrying out winter tests in three continents, which not only proves the performance and working status of the Group’s intelligent chassis products in real snow and cold conditions, but also reflects the more stringent global R&D standards of BWI Group.

George Chang, member of Board of Directors and Global CEO of BWI Group said, “Our products are sold globally alongside vehicle products from over 50 customers worldwide. Consequently, BWI Group must adhere to increasingly rigorous international technical standards throughout the entire R&D to production process. For instance, we firmly maintain conducting extreme cold tests annually in China, the United States, and Europe to fulfill the demands of international standards.”

Given the global chassis market is rife with varying regulations and technical standards in areas such as safety, environmental protection, noise, and electromagnetic compatibility, the smart chassis company works in world-class vehicle testing centers in Swedish Lapland, the U.S. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and farthest northern Heilongjiang Province in China every winter to prove the latest smart brakes and suspensions for world-renowned auto brands’ latest models.

Based on the customer centered culture and values, the international premium tier-1 supplier’s winter tests in three regions are designed to focus on real ice, snow, and cold conditions for robust product development to meet the strict standards and differentiated needs of the three major automobile markets, drawing closer to Customers in Europe, the U.S., and China.

This year, the company’s line-up in the global winter tests include iDBC1 (1-Box) integrated brake control system, Electric Parking Brake, Electric Stability Control, the 4th generation MagneRide suspension, and the Semi-Active Roll Control system.

It is worth mentioning that the company’s industry-leading controlled braking technology, full-dry Electro-Mechanical Brake, is now undergoing a dynamic extreme-cold test on a premium SUV in Arjeplog, Sweden, to prove its performance and global quality.

The full-dry EMB is full electric plug and play product fully meeting the needs of smart braking system to empower higher-level autonomous driving, and it quietly completed its maiden winter test in February, 2023 in China’s Heilongjiang Province.

Ambitious future target

Facing the future of intelligent and electric automobiles, BWI Group has actively developed technology and expanded production of smart chassis products with the efforts of over 900 R&D team members worldwide.

BWI Group’s brake-by-wire and active suspension products are empowering Level-2 to Level-4 Plus autonomous driving and lead to a climbing market share of intelligent products in global sales.

BWI Group’s brake-by-wire products recently entered the European market in a large deal with a well-known European auto group, and also returned to the mainstream market in North America with a high-volume application last year.

The company started providing iDBC2 (2-Box) and iDBC1 intelligent wired braking systems in the second half of 2023. An iDBC1 production line recently completed its construction in Jiangsu province, China.

George Chang said, “Our smart chassis products, including wired braking and active suspension systems, are gaining global markets speedily, and their order values are 1.7 times of our foundation brakes and passive dampers last year.”

BWI Group’s braking and suspension products lead the market with high quality in the same field and have been recognized by more than 50 global automakers. Thanks to the progress on technological breakthroughs, business development, and production, The company’s total order value rocketed by nearly 300% year-on-year in 2023.

The company’s solid development has benefited from the integration of its global resources from three continents, Asia, Europe and North America, to empower global smart mobility.

With a heritage reaching back over 100 years, BWI Group is now operating a total of 9 production bases, 7 research and development centers, and 1 software center worldwide.

Clean energy supports smart chassis maker’s sustainable development

BWI Group has set a target of reducing carbon emissions by 30% in its global operating system by 2024 with a stretch target to reduce by nearly 40%. Actively using clean electricity such as solar and wind power for production and manufacturing, with a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in production and operations by 2027, will promote sustainable development on a global scale.

Promoting sustainable development is the approach of enterprise development, and the core of BWI Group’s global business and operation. The intelligent suspension and braking system supplier uses reasonable and economic methods in the manufacturing process, which not only saves energy consumption and natural resources, but also minimizes the negative impact on the environment.

In Europe, BWI Group’s technology center in Paris has been using more than 700 MWh of clean energy per year to power its equipment. And later this year, all European sites will switch to 100% clean electricity.

BWI Group’s two technology centers in the U.S. have their equipment powered by clean energy which contributed to about 50% of the sites’ total power supplies. The technology center in Ohio uses about 1900 MWh of clean energy per year, while the one in Michigan uses more than 800 MWh of clean energy annually.

In China, BWI Group’s Zhangjiakou production base in Hebei Province fully utilizes the local wind power to ensure that the factory will use 100% clean energy by 2027. When the plant is complete, the entire roof photovoltaic area will reach 22,000 square meters, with a total installed capacity of approximately 2 MW. It will generate approximately 3.08 MWh of solar power per year, which will result in cutting about 22 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The Beijing production base’s roof photovoltaic project dates back to 2019, with an average clean energy generation of about 1,533 MW annually. It is estimated that within the 25-year photovoltaic power generation period, it will result in a reduction of approximately 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The Jintan plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, generates nearly 1000 MWh of clean energy per year.

BWI Group’s actions for environmental-focused sustainable development are not limited to manufacturing process improvement. The group has introduced globally recognized carbon emission reduction solutions such as the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

BWI Group believes that true sustainable development requires on-going collaborative development and continuous improvement. Through the development of a series of carbon neutrality action plans, BWI Group aims to eliminate all seven greenhouse gas emissions from production and supply chain activities, achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by 2050 and promoting sustainable development for global customers.

BWI Group has also formulated corporate behavior guidelines through its ESG strategy, guiding the Group in the reasonable management and response to environmental, social, and governance issues during its operations to promote sustainable development. Sustainable development is rooted in BWI Group’s corporate culture, enabling it to steadily move forward on the path to greater excellence.