Dec 11, 2008

BWIR Launches 'Design Ace 2009' : An Annual Design Contest for Engineering Students across Tamil Nadu

Chennai : Barry Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) announced today its first annual engineering design contest, 'Design Ace 2009'. The contest targets the engineering students across Tamil Nadu and will offer awards worth INR 75,000 and three months paid internship at BWIR, a global leader providing business and technology solutions to the manufacturing domain.

"The competition is an effort to promote and encourage design capabilities among the engineering students in Tamil Nadu. BWIR has taken this effort to give an opportunity for young brains to bring out their fresh, innovative ideas and exhibit their design capabilities," said Mr. Vasant Bennett, President and Managing Partner of BWIR.

The competition will be conducted in two rounds:

* Submission of one innovative design of choice by the participating team and a design for a business problem provided by BWIR, along with a short write-up for shortlist procedure.
* The short-listed 20 teams will travel to Chennai and present their models in front of a jury to culminate in the top 3 teams.

The competition will be judged by the expert members of BWIR along with other eminent leaders from the industry of global information technology and engineering consulting solutions.

"The 'Design Ace 2009' is the brainchild of BWIR and is an annual design contest for engineering students with a target to cover the engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu for the first two years. Following this, it is expected to grow as a regional and national event over the years. The aim of 'Design Ace 2009' is to become synonymous with BWIR," stated Mr. Senthil, Vice President and Senior Partner of BWIR.

Registrations are open to teams of two from all engineering colleges across Tamil Nadu, and the grand finale is expected to be on March 7, 2008, amongst a host of audience and the jury members. Detailed information on the competition is available online at www.bwir-designace.com. For further information, please contact Santhanakrishnan / Srilekha at 044-4390-9100.

Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) is a global solutions partner specializing in the creation, development and integration of the industry's most advanced IT and engineering solutions. With operations in St. Louis, Mo.; Chennai, India; and Mumbai, India, BWIR offers a winning combination of world-class, cost-effective services. The company's expertise in the implementation and customization of ERP, CRM, and HRMS systems as well as business intelligence, e-commerce, and enterprise application integration solutions makes BWIR an ideal partner for clients' technology needs. With more than a decade of experience, BWIR also specializes in a wide range of engineering services, including industrial machine design and product development, high-tech and medical equipment, CAD services, legacy conversion, electrical controls, product data management, and manufacturing consulting.

Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating, and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a pioneer in the creation, development, and integration of advanced information technology and engineering solutions; Design Group, a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, a leading producer and supplier of advanced conveyance technology and product handling equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing advanced converting, printing, and packaging technologies for the tissue, nonwovens, and flexible packaging industries since 1919; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, a leading producer of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2008, a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth has allowed Barry-Wehmiller to reach a new milestone, with annual revenues now surpassing $1.1 billion for the first time in the company's 123-year history.