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Bolwell Corporation opens composites factory in Thailand

News International-French

19 Jun 2014

Australian-owned and managed Bolwell Corporation has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art factory in Thailand.

Located in the heartland of the South East Asian automotive hub in Rayong, Bolwell management believes the move will better position the company to be even more cost-competitive in a growing global market.

The 2624-square-meter Australian-managed factory is ISO9001 certified and operates under the automotive product development system, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). Additionally, the facility provides hi-tech component assembly to a range of local and international customers.

Bolwell Corporation already have many global customers for their fiberglass and advanced composites products, including CAT, IVECO, Kenworth and Schneider Electric. By having this new, sophisticated manufacturing presence in Thailand, They will be able to better serve their customers in a variety of ways.

Thailand is home to many of the automotive manufacturers for whom they can supply components. Cars, trucks, buses, military vehicles and boats are all being manufactured in Thailand, and having their manufacturing facility there will allow Bolwell to manage the end to end supply chain process even more efficiently.

As well as providing components to the local automotive and manufacturing industries, Paul Lyons, Bolwells CEO says that its South East Asian presence will streamline the shipping of end products and components to customers all over the world, particularly to the United States and Europe.

This is a very exciting growth phase for Bolwell, for design engineers and production planners in particular, knowing that they can rely on Bolwell to design products, refine concepts, and then manage the entire supply chain is a real benefit.

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