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Manufacturing companies handle and transform raw materials, often by manual labor or machining. Working with various processes – physical, chemical or mechanical – automation can help create a lean, competitive manufacturing environment. It can help streamline repetitive or high-risk tasks in addition to eliminating waste through optimal procedures, equipment and overall system implementation.

Featured Case Study: Graphic Packaging International

Graphic Packaging International is the leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions, including folding cartons and specialty bag packaging. The company serves a widely recognized customer base for brands like Kellogg’s, Betty Crocker, Kimberly-Clark and MillerCoors. Bastian Solutions worked with Graphic Packaging International to design and implement a unique palletizing solution that optimized the company's previously manual palletizing process.



Graphic Packaging

Graphic Packaging International is the leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for companies including Kellogg’s, Betty Crocker, Kimberly-Clark and MillerCoors. Bastian was tasked with designing and implementing a unique palletizing solution that optimized the company's manual palletizing process.


Roark has been creating custom fabrication and metal works for the aerospace, science, and energy industries for over 60 years. The company is based out of Brownsburg, IN.

Automotive Components Holdings, LLC. Milan

ACH Milan is a holding company created by Ford Motor Company that supplies parts to Ford's Assembly plants. The Milan facility in Michigan receives orders for new production lines to manufacture fuel tanks and bumper fascias.


Robotic Machine Tending with Deburring

Bastian Solutions implemented a robotic machine tending cell with deburring for a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, and transmissions. The system greatly increased throughput and vastly improved the ergonomic conditions in the facility.

Johnson Controls | Middletown, Delaware​

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive, building efficiency and power solutions; the company provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise.

The Boeing Company​

Bastian Solutions created a custom vertical lift module to hold 20 trays of composite parts for The Boeing Company. The final solution included a two tower vertical lifting system with a custom, pivoting carriage between the two towers.

Tower Automotive

Since their beginning in 1993, Tower Automotive has focused on acquiring three key components in order to become leaders in their field: cutting edge technical capabilities, the best in leadership, and a broad product range.

Trace Die Cast

Trace Die Cast is a Tier One and Tier Two supplier of high quality aluminum die castings for the automative industry. Customers can turn to Trace, not only for high quality castings, but also prototype development, design assistance, mold flow analysis, machining, assembly, and secondary finishing.

Custom Heavy Duty Automated Storage

This custom vertical lift module (VLM) was built for a large aircraft manufacturer based out of Washington State. The lift is designed to handle 20 steel molds weighing 7,100 pounds each.

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