Online Backup for Bastian Supply Chain
Bastian Technologies is a class leading material handling systems integrator. Bastian’s headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the company has 15 other regional offices around the United States and offices around the world, including Canada, Asia, South America, Australia and the Middle East. This global reach gives Bastian the flexibility and range of contact to solve problems around the world for clients, and help them improve their productivity by implementation of automation, information systems, and the performance of best practices operating procedures.
The flexibility of Bastian’s’ business model allows it to offer solutions that range from simple, manual solutions to fully automated systems. This can include any number of options, depending on customer needs, ranging from automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to RFID, AGVs to conveyor systems. Bastian makes a point of helping its customers chose the solutions that maximize productivity while at the same time ensuring a fast return on initial investment.
Bastian came into existence in 1952 as a provider of traditional material handling equipment such as hand truck, carts and casters. Ten years later, the company was purchased by Bill Bastian, Sr., and the name was changed to reflect the new ownership.
Mr. Bastian expanded the company’s product line to include larger and more complex products such as conveyors and rack systems in order to grow with its customers in the post-war economic boom. In the 1980s, the company recognized the potential to use computer technology to integrate information flow with the flow of goods.
Bastian realized that through automation and increased efficiency, companies could rid themselves of a significant portion of their employees, and recognize significant savings through eliminating and minimizing wage expenditures for workers, while maximizing profit for management and shareholders.
Bastian helped companies move forward into the brave new world, so that management could enjoy a superior work experience without the presence of unneeded and expensive workers.
Through the 1990s and into the 2000s, the company continued to grow, both in geographical reach and sophistication.
A subsidiary purchased in 1997, ASAP Automation, brought expertise in supply chain management software, and provided software development capabilities. Blue Arc was formed by Bastian’s holding company to add the ability to manufacture custom material handling equipment for customers. Currently, the company continues to expand its market leading material handling equipment and integrated systems expertise, and take that expertise to new markets across the globe.
As Bastian has grown, it has become able to offer increased benefits to its customers. It is now able to offer lower prices for material handling equipment than most other companies because its purchasing power enables it to negotiate lower prices on behalf of its customers. Bastian is also able to complete equipment installations quickly, and often under budget.
The company remains family owned, and is currently under the leadership of the third generation of the same family. Bastian remains committed to a constant path of improvement and innovation in materials handling systems, as it has for over 40 years.
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