Global innovator of bearings, additive manufacture (3D) and sintered components, Bowman International has announced its new EPTDA manufacturer status ahead of the organisation’s next annual meeting in March 2022.
Bowman joined the EPTDA four years ago as a distribution partner but has had its membership revised up to manufacturer status to better reflect its growth in manufacturing at strategic sites around the world.
Paul Hancock, CEO of Bowman comments on the changes: “Historically Bowman was a distributor of bearings and used its EPTDA distributor status to develop relationships with key manufacturers in the EMEA region.
“Our manufacturing capabilities have grown exponentially since joining the association, and we now produce around 60 percent of the products we sell. This has created a shift in requirement, from finding manufacturers in need of a distribution partner, to being a manufacturer seeking to grow its distribution network around the world.
“We have ambitious plans for our manufacturing business and will use the EPTDA network to forge relationships with reputable distribution partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the far east.”
The EPTDA represents hundreds of distribution and manufacturing member companies, facilitating quality networking opportunities for existing and potential supply chain partners to meet and discuss industry issues, best practice and the latest in product and technological advancements.
Paul concludes: “Bowman is dedicated to extending its distribution network in a way that best serves its global customer base. The EPTDA conferences allow us to meet the most dedicated distribution partners from around the world, who can ensure fast and cost-effective delivery of our product portfolio to customers in different geographical regions.”
EPTDA is the largest organisation in EMEA for decision makers of distribution and manufacturing of mechanical power transmission and motion control products and industrial automation industry.
It’s next conference is 15-18 March in Warsaw, Poland.