BID Group is pleased to announce Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, selected BID as the first company, and only company in the Wood Processing industry, to be designated as a Platinum OEM Partner in the newly evolved global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner Program. BID, with a diverse line of sawmill equipment, is one of the only integrated companies in North America that can manage every step of a project to its completion and support its customers beyond a project throughout the entire operational life cycle, with a wide range of products and services to satisfy customer needs.
The enhanced offering now provides BID with increased market access opportunities, simplification, and standardized product alignment for manufacturers, enabling the company to fully leverage Rockwell Automation technology. For BID customers, this means an extended warranty on OEM parts and improved access to Rockwell’s new technology and innovative solutions.
“BID is pleased to reach this designation through Rockwell Automation’s OEM Partner Program,” said Steven Hofer, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. “This designation level is especially important to us because it is the only global designation within the program, which further supports our equipment and technology solutions that are primarily built around Rockwell Automation controls and automation technology. This will continue to differentiate BID Group and our focus on operational life cycle excellence with our global customers.”
In late 2020, Rockwell Automation evolved its OEM Partner Program globally, establishing levels of participation based on need and output. As a Platinum OEM Partner, BID takes advantage of a true partnership approach with Rockwell Automation with executive-level engagements and alignment with strategic growth opportunities. Additional connection points include utilization of newly acquired company Fiix, along with various services for digital transformation.
“We are excited to welcome BID as our first Platinum OEM Partner within Rockwell Automation’s OEM Partner Program,” said Johannes zu Eltz, Vice President of Global Market Access. “The Platinum designation formally recognizes BID as a leader in their industry, delivering positive outcomes based on Rockwell Automation technology. Participation in Rockwell Automation’s Partner Ecosystem enables BID and Rockwell Automation to deliver unrivalled co-marketing opportunities, coordinate market planning with our sales force, and improve customer engagement with co-managed objectives.”