Posts Tagged ‘Automotive’

Bourns Recognized by GM for Outstanding On-Time Shipping Performance

January 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 21, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s Chihuahua, Mexico facility received the 2013 Gold Award for Outstanding On-Time Shipping Performance from General Motors (GM) Customer Care and Aftersales, the automaker’s automotive parts and service operation. The Gold Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved a 99 percent or higher on-time shipping performance over the preceding 12 months. Bourns supplies wheel speed sensors and transmission sensors to GM, and achieved a 99.2 percent fill rate for leading automotive manufacturer in 2013.

“On-time shipping performance, quality products and superior customer service positions Bourns as a leading supplier of automotive solutions for today’s aftermarket,” said Sergio Valencia, Plant Manager at Bourns, Inc. “I want to commend and congratulate our automotive division team members who worked diligently with almost daily meetings to deliver outstanding on-time results. This recognition serves to reinforce our commitment to provide superior service and industry-leading products that best support the ongoing needs of our automotive market customers.”

Bourns designs, develops and manufactures an extensive range of innovative and cost-effective automotive position, speed and torque sensors in its world-class facilities positioned throughout the globe. The company’s research and development combined with its close collaboration with customers ensures Bourns customized products meet the strict requirements set for the automotive industry.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used publicly only with the permission of Bourns and require proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Receives Prestigious Bosch Supplier Award

July 29, 2011

Bosch Supplier Award
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 26, 2011 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Automotive Division has received the prestigious Bosch Supplier Award from the Robert Bosch GmbH.  The Bosch award recognizes companies that have performed particularly well in manufacturing and supplying products or services over the past two years – especially in terms of quality, pricing, reliability, technology, and continuous improvement. “The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group’s success and work with us on the further development and improvement of our products and manufacturing processes,” said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the presentation ceremony on July 19, 2011 at Stuttgart’s Alte Reithalle.

“Bourns is thrilled to have participated in the Bosch Group’s success and thankful our beneficial relationship continues to grow,” said Jeff Pyle, vice president of Bourns Automotive Division.  “This award further confirms Bourns’ commitment to providing the highest quality and superior performing position and angle sensors available today.  We look forward to many more years of partnering with the Bosch Group to help enhance manufacturing processes and the development of future products.”

The Bosch Group presents its global supplier award every two years. This is the twelfth time the awards have been presented since 1987.  There were no awards given in 2009 due to the global financial and economic downturn.  For 2010, a total of 60 suppliers from 14 countries received awards in seven categories.

About the Bosch Group
In 2010, the Bosch Group’s total purchasing volume came to some 24 billion euros. The proportion of this sum generated outside Germany came to around 60 percent. China accounted for the largest purchasing volume outside Germany, followed by eastern Europe, the United States, and Japan. Bosch’s “shopping list” includes manufacturing materials such as electronic, mechanical, and electromechanical components, as well as merchandise, operating resources, services, and machinery.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments.  Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Announces Combined Torque and Angle Sensor for Electric Power Assisted Steering Applications (EPAS)

May 11, 2011

Bourns® Torque Angle Sensor
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., May 10, 2011 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new combined torque and angle sensor designed for Electric Power Assisted Steering Applications (EPAS) and other automotive systems. The new combined sensor provides torque and steering angle measurement in a single package, replacing two discrete sensors for significant space and cost savings. Based on Bourns’ Hall Effect (HE) non-clockspring torque sensor technology, the combined sensor uses driver input to measure the steering torque while simultaneously converting the rotation speed and direction of the steering wheel. The torque portion of the sensor is designed specifically for EPAS, and the steering angle signal can be used in a variety of automotive systems including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFLS), Navigation, and Assisted Parking Systems.

“Bourns has more than 14 years experience in delivering proven steering angle and torque sensors, and is committed to continued innovation,” said Johneric Leach, product line manager for steering and vehicle stability sensors at Bourns. “Using this experience to combine technologies into a single functional package demonstrates our innovation, and Bourns has made a significant investment in extensive trials and testing to ensure this product meets customer expectations and next-generation automotive requirements.”

Bourns offers several variations of its new combined torque and angle sensor to meet customer requirements. Variations include dual and single channel options on the torque portion depending on redundancy requirements, and the steering angle sensor can support incremental or absolute measurement. The new Bourns® torque and angle sensor is suitable for column or rack mounted EPAS. For rack-mounted applications, the combined sensor has been designed to sustain temperatures from -40°C to +125°C.  The new device provides CAN steering sensor output in addition to an analog torque signal. The torque sensor output can also be configured to support CAN, analog, PAS4, PSI5 and PWM outputs.

Bourns will make its combined torque and steering angle sensor available to a select group of customers. Product validation is currently being conducted with two of the world’s largest EPAS suppliers.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Named Preferred Supplier by the Bosch Group

December 14, 2010

RIVERSIDE, Calif., December 14, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Automotive Division has received a Preferred Supplier Award from the Robert Bosch GmbH. The award was given to Bourns for its quality and customer service performance in the supply of its position and angle sensors. This recognition is part of the Bosch Group’s supplier management program that includes continuous supplier assessment based on defined criteria. Bourns supplies the Bosch Group with position and angle sensors, fuel cards and various circuit protection and resistive products that are used in automotive, industrial and consumer products worldwide.

“This award confirms Bourns’ commitment to provide the highest quality and superior performing position and angle sensors available in the market, as well as to exceed customer expectations for service and support,” said Jeff Pyle, vice president of Bourns Automotive Division. “We are honored to be recognized as a Preferred Supplier of the Bosch Group, and have the opportunity to solidify a long-term relationship with this respected manufacturer.”

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns Consolidates North American Automotive Division at New, World-Class Facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan

August 31, 2010
Bourns Automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Bourns Automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., August 31, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components including automotive sensors, today announced that the company has consolidated its North American Automotive Division sales and technical support into a new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The new 25,712 square foot facility features state-of-the-art prototype and testing labs as well as engineering, sales and marketing offices supported by 50 employees. To showcase its customer-focused organization, Bourns will host an open house at the new facility on September 9, 2010. At the open house, customers and media representatives will be able to tour the facility including the labs, see Bourns’ full line of industry-leading automotive products and meet engineering, administrative and sales team members.

“By consolidating our North American automotive division into one location, Bourns is able to offer our customers enhanced support through improved business efficiencies,” said Jeff Pyle, senior vice president of Bourns Automotive Division. “We are excited about the new facility and anticipate adding to the economic growth of the region with the growing demand for Bourns advanced technologies and products.”

About Bourns Automotive Products
The Bourns Automotive Division has played a leading role in the design, development and manufacturing of potentiometric sensors since 1949. The company develops and designs an extensive range of customized automotive position, speed and torque sensors. Bourns’ research and development work combined with close collaboration with customers helps to ensure products meet the highest standards set for the automotive industry. Using state-of-the-art development software and world-class production methods, Bourns can provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for a large variety of automotive applications.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.