BID Group named Rockwell Automation's OEM Partner of the Year

VANCOUVER, B.C. — BID Group, developers of wood processing solutions, announced that it has been bestowed with a distinguished award as OEM Partner of the Year from Rockwell Automation.

The award, presented during The PartnerNetwork Conference, hosted by Rockwell Automation, recognizes BID Group’s commitment to ensuring customer success. Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation, uses its PartnerNetwork Awards to commend organizations that exhibit exceptional performance in implementing transformative solutions, thereby fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award from Rockwell Automation,” said Simon Potvin, president of Wood Processing at BID Group. “Our relationship with Rockwell has transformed from a provider to a partner status, enabling us to deliver unmatched support and solutions for our customers. Through this collaborative journey, we’ve identified and implemented innovative solutions specifically tailored to address the demands of the wood processing industry.”

The award highlights BID Group’s ongoing efforts to leverage advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and digital automation, to revolutionize wood processing workflows and optimize production efficiency. By partnering with industry leaders like Rockwell Automation, BID Group continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible, delivering unparalleled value to its customers and driving positive change in the wood processing industry.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Rockwell Automation for this honor, to our dedicated team whose hard work has made this achievement possible, and, of course, to our highly valued customers, regarded not only as clients but also as partners,” said Potvin.


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