BPW Transpec is celebrating the production of its 300,000th axle in Australia this month.
The 300,000th product is a 10 Stud 285 PCD Brake Drum axle, which is going to Exodas Transport as part of a new Vawdrey trailer combination.
BPW Director, Achim Kotz, who was visiting from Germany was able to present the Australian production team with a sign to congratulate them.
BPW Transpec Production Manager, Steve Civelle, told Trailer he was privileged to celebrate the product’s milestone.
“We started assembling axles in Australia in 1987, so it’s taken 36 years to get to the 300,000th axle,” he said.
According to Civelle, a lot has changed since he joined the BPW Transpec team 46 years ago.
“We started with a small crew of three people in the assembly area to now around 35 people,” he said.
“We were doing around five or six axles a day at the start, to now averaging around 50 a day.
“The assembly process back then was very basic compared to today – we had standalone workstations and all manual torque tools, whereas now it is fairly automated.”
Exodas Transport will be taking delivery of the new combination with the 300,000th axle fitted in the coming months.