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Customer Snapshot

Accelerating Time to
Market—from the
Chassis, Up

Driving to become
one of the world's

Top 100

auto parts suppliers

 

BWI France S.A.S, a French automotive parts supplier, wanted a cost-effective, rapidly implemented way to improve business processes and day-to-day manufacturing operations. And they wanted it to accommodate both current and future business requirements.

 

Company

BWI France S.A.S

Headquarters

Paris, France

Customer Website

www.bwigroup.com

Number of Employees

62

Implementation Partners

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Line of Business

R&D, Engineering

Industry

Automotive

Featured Products

SAP Business ByDesign

History

Driving forward

Early 1990s - Delco Products and Delco Moraine merged to create Delco Chassis, a full service chassis supplier of suspension and brake systems, modules, and components.

 

     

  • 1999GM formed Delphi and spun off its component divisions. Delco Chassis became Delphi Chassis
  • 2009BWI Group became the owner of Delphi's suspension and brake businesses
  • 2011BWI Group donated a 15-passenger car to a local orphanage in Chihuahua; celebrated winning new business worth €1 billion in the previous year
  • 2012BWI Group helped engineer key chassis systems for the first vehicle designed and built from the outset for wheelchair users; opening a winter test facility in China to support active safety demand

The Challenge

Pedal to the metal

BWI France needed to develop and distribute new products by responding quickly to rapidly changing requirements and accelerating time to market. To stay competitive, they also hoped to reduce product development costs and improve employee time tracking for travel and day-to-day activities.

 

Enter SAP

No obstacles ahead

BWI France decided to go with a known, trusted brand. It ensured the company low cost-of-entry with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model that could also scale up with their forecasted growth. That’s why they selected SAP Business ByDesign, which offers a breadth of solutions to support their business.

Today

A smoother ride

BWI France is now quicker to market due to shorter product development cycles. They enjoy greater insight into their employees through improved management and time tracking, and have gained valuable insight into critical business financials.

 

”SAP Business ByDesign has become
our collaborative tool
. In fact, 100% of our
employees are SAP Business ByDesign users.”

Journey Ahead

In the driver’s seat

BWI France is ready to grow, and as they do, SAP Business ByDesign will continue to support their needs for project management, HR, supplier relationship management, logistics, sales management, and financials (general ledger, accounts receivable and payable).

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