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.

BWI Group is Growing

06 December 2023  With new facilities, new business, and a renewed commitment to Customer satisfaction and innovation, BWI Group is expanding the scope of its activities in the European Union by bringing electronically controlled braking systems to the market.

“In order to reduce logistics costs and meet local production requirements of customers, BWI plans to establish controlled brake production lines and local supply chains in Europe. With localized production lines and supply chains, BWI will be closer to customers and provide faster and high-quality services. This will also enhance the competitiveness of BWI products in the European market, laying a solid foundation for further expansion of the by-wire brake business,” said George Chang, CEO of BWI Group.

BWI Group is intensifying the effort to expand within the EU by building upon a strong foundation of by-wire products. With the opening of a new Technical Center in Europe, BWI Group will bring great value and superior performance to Customers to realize its corporate vision of Empowering Smart Mobility.

BWI Group partners with ClearMotion for High-Volume Active Suspension Business

BWI Group, a global leader in automotive braking and suspension system technology, has partnered with ClearMotion Inc., a global transportation technology company, to supply essential full-active suspension components and subsystems to a leading Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer.

Following the two firms’ successful research and development collaboration on the ClearMotion1 (CM1) high-bandwidth active suspension system, this milestone marks a break-through, giving BWI and ClearMotion a clear advantage in an important emerging market focused on increased vehicle passenger comfort, productivity, and experience.

The CM1 active suspension system combines BWI Group’s market-leading vehicle damping technology with ClearMotion’s deep intellectual property portfolio and know-how of vehicle and hydraulic motor/pump control. Coupled with ClearMotion’s control algorithms and integrated master control software, this brings dramatic levels of passenger compartment motion control in both dynamic and static situations: when integrated with the infotainment system, CM1 delivers an immersive in-cabin experience, too.

“Drawing upon our proprietary and extensive suspension damping system expertise, BWI technology solved inherent technical challenges usually present in high-bandwidth full-active suspension systems,” said George Chang, CEO of BWI Group. “ClearMotion and BWI Group together make a great team, utilizing our respective strengths to empower smart mobility.”

ClearMotion CEO Christian Steinmann commented, “We’re delighted to have BWI as a key strategic partner, leveraging our combined expertise to revolutionize in cabin experience via advanced suspension systems. ClearMotion1 will provide enhanced comfort, increased performance, improved safety, and entertainment for an immersive user experience for mobility of the future.  This partnership with BWI solidifies our shared vision to advance new technologies, shaping a new era of mobility.”

About BWI Group

With innovative and impactful solutions, including MagneRide® active damping, AeroRide™ air suspension, and ValveRide™ continuously variable damping as well as DBC1280 ESC, iDBC1 One-Box, and iDBC2 Two-Box brake systems, BWI Group is a premier chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global transportation market. For more information visit  

About ClearMotion Inc.

ClearMotion builds products enabling a next-generation user experience in vehicles. The company’s proactive suspension and road sensing software mitigate vehicle motion across uneven road surfaces. ClearMotion was founded out of MIT and has locations in Boston, USA, Birmingham, UK, and Shanghai, China. For more information visit