|BSA is an international aluminum alloy wheels manufacturer, which was formed in 1995. It was incorporated as a private limited company in February 2000 and subsequently was converted to a public company in August 2000. BSA entered into a new chapter when it was officially listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange on 30 May 2002. BSA offers a wide range of aluminum alloy wheels, which are crafted especially to reflect the status quo of its users, ranging from ordinary drivers to the world class motor-sport drivers.
The company name – BSA – symbolizes Bold, Stylish and Successful Automotive. It was the founder’s inspiration for the vision of being bold, stylishly and emerging as a successful manufacturer of aluminum alloy wheels in the world. BSA’s corporate colors are Green & Yellow. The former depicts environmental friendliness through alloy recycling and the latter represents exotic, creative, prestigious, royal and elegance.
BSA HISTORY AND BUSINESS
BSA started as an importer of alloy wheels from Germany, Italy, England, Japan and Taiwan and has grown over the last ten years to become the largest importer in Malaysia. Subsequently, BSA has also become the largest importer of tires from France, England, Germany, Japan and South Korea.
From the past experience of dealing with Wheels & Tires, we have acquired the technological expertise and experience to manufacture and offer the widest range of durable and stylish aluminum alloy wheels of the highest quality.
The Home Of BSA Success
Nestled at the verdant foothills of Rawang, an emerging industrial area north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, stand the proud symbol of achievement of BSA Manufacturing Sdn Bhd state-of-the-art aluminium alloy wheel manufacturing plant, occupying a 4.0 acre site.
BSA manufacturing Sdn Bhd becomes the first-ever Malaysian company to combine the use of Japanese technology with HI-Tech Robotic Casting machine and is also the First Malaysian alloy wheels manufacturing company awarded The ISO9001 Certificate.
All alloy wheels manufactured are in line with the required standards of International Bodies (like Germany-TUV, Japan-JVIA & America).
Up-to-date, BSA has invested more than RM50 million in the business.
BSA accomplished yet another distinction by being the first Malaysian company that produces fully tested alloy wheels for motorcycles.
Today, BSA high quality products are widely used in over 62 countries including Europe, North and South Americas. In the domestic market, there are over 1500 authorized dealers selling BSA products.
Due to its high and successful ability to manufacture quality alloy-wheels, BSA brand is well known and accepted internationally.
BSA – The World Class Manufacturer.
In order to meet the ever growing demand of BSA high-quality alloy wheels, In 1998 took over and existing facctory in Alor Gajah, Malacca to help to cope with the demand. The factory was then re-named as CAM Component Alloy Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.
In 1999, the company embarked on an expansion plan at its current premises in Rawang, Selangor, MALAYSIA.
BSA was honoured by the Malaysian Government by being presented the MITI’s Industry Excellence Award 1999 (Export Excellence Category) by the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Aluminum Ingot, the raw material of alloy wheels, on delivery to our factory, will be subjected to “Spectrometer Analysing” on a sampling method. This is to ensure the composition of the raw material conforms with specifications.
Once confirmed it is according to our specifications, the aluminium ingot is then taken to the foundry melting area for the melting process. The liquid aluminium would then undergo the flux treatment to take out the unwanted particles or dross and undergo the degazing process. A sample of aluminium would be taken out again for “Spectrometer Analyzing” to analyze the Molten Composition and then go through a “Vacuum Test” to ensure the degazing process has been properly done.
After all the testing in ensuring the quality of the aluminium, the molten alloy is ready to be formed through Six Axis Robotic Gravity Casting, Tuting Casting or Low Pressure Casting. Once the wheel has been casted, each wheel will be inspected through x-ray machine which delivers precise and reliable results of quality standards and safety at all times.
The next process is the Riser Cutting where the point edge & the center core of the wheels would be cut off by way of riser & sprue cutting. Then, all wheels will undergo the Solid Solution Process or in short the T4 heat treatment. Wheels are placed in a heat treatment furnace with very high temperature for four (4) hours , after which they are soaked in water. This process is to reinforce the microstructure of the wheel and with the sudden change in temperature while soaking into the water, it hardens the metal.
Continue with that is the T6 Aging Process where the wheels would go through six (6) hours of heat treatment at a lower temperature. Besides the hardness, the heat treatment also ensure the fundamental elasticity and strent of the wheels.
FULLY AUTOMATED COMPUTER-NUMERICAL-CONTROL(CNC) PROCESS
Upon completion of the heat treatment process, the new wheels are the passed onto the next stage which is the CNC stage. It is in this stage that the Center holes, Bolt/Nut holes and valve holes are bore turned and drilled in order to remove the roughness from the wheel as well as to drill the holeas so the necessary specifications according to the vehicles they are meant to be fitted on. The CNC process is performed using IMT machines from Italy which are the most advanced precision lathe and machining machines available today together with a Robotic Arm from Fanuc, Japan to ensure the whole process is fully automated. The level of precision of the IMT machine means that our wheels can be 0roduced with a roundness variance of less than 0.3mm as well as being able to produce wheels over 22″ in size which demands the highest levels of precision.
After the machining process, the wheels will be checked to ensure that the PCD holes and other dimensions comply with specifications. After which the wheels would be tested for balance and checked for leaks. This rigorous quality control process ensures that each wheel is of the highest standard and quality before leaving the factory.
VACUUM SPUTTERING COATING (VSC) TECHNOLOGY
In addition to the normal wheel finishes of full silver and silver machine polish, we have also recently introduced into production the “Mirror” finished alloy wheels through the introduction of the latest Vacuum Sputtering Coating (VSC) technology. This technology enables wheels to have a chrome like finish while eliminating the issues of pollution and high costs associated with conventional chrome electro-plating methods thus making VSC technology environmentally friendly.
In order to impart a VSC finish to the wheels, the wheels would be loaded into a VSC painting chamber. The chamber would then be sealed and the air inside would be pumped out thus generating a vacuum in the chamber. Electrical voltage would then be passed onto the target (usually aluminium) and the charged paint particles would then sputter out and stick to the surface of the wheels which will have an opposing charge. Upon completion of this process, the wheels would then be sprayed with a top coat to protect the finish and baked.
From the CNC, wheels are moved to the painting area. Before the wheels is on the conveyer for onwards cleaning as well as applying the process of electrostatic, deburring of the wheels take place.(The deburring is to ensure smooth finishing).
A base coat is applied using electrostatic powder coating and then the wheels undergo the polishing process to ensure the good absorption of paint. The colour coat paint is then applied and finally, a clear coat of lacquer to the front face.
QUALITY CONTROL TESTING
During the various stage of processing, quality checks are carried out. Batch sampling of the wheels are done to undergo the following tests – Impact Test, Fatigue Test and Radial Dynamic Test in which all these tests conform to the requirements of TUV, Germany and VIA, Japan Standards.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
This is the brain of our success. Our well trained R&D professionals are constantly striving and doing their best in coming up with an up-to-date and stylish design. Research and Development are conducted not only to meet the needs of our consumers all over the world, but also the safety aspects are looked into. The R& D team always have the consumers’ best interest at heart.
In our designing and mould manufacturing, BSA has the state-of-the-art equipments, like the UNIGRAPHICS (UG) CAD, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) System for drafting, designing and analysing the real structure.
Our approach of designing are as follows:
All design work is performed on the UG. The designer has to control wheel geometry, and at the same time consider whether the final design can be manufactured into a final product.
By the manipulation of 3D images through rotation and shading allows better visualisation insight of the Wheel. Through the UG/Photo, a customer can be shown multiple options of the design, including the colours and lightings, on the screen without the need to produce the prototype. It can be captured into the JPG (Jpeg) file.
(ii)DETAIL PRODUCT DESIGN:-
Once the design is finalised, the detail product drawings are produced for approval. Any information required like tooling and labeling for production can be supplied at this stage.
The 3D solid model is then used for designing the required tooling. By using one master solid model, allowances for shrinkage, checking for correct fits and mating of tool components can easily be achieved. Detailed drawings of the tool assembly and individual tool components are then produced, allowing greater control on the manufacture of the tool.
In all aspect of the design, the specification of the wheels are always in compliance to the International Standard of VIA and TUV.
After all the design and plan has been completed, the tool model is used to generate CNC code to cut the required cavities and coves. This ensures the shapes (especially blends and complex faces defined at the product design stage) are accurately reproduced. Our production or cutting of mould uses the most advance and precise high speed machining center machine from OKUMA, JAPAN. With the transmission of the CNC code from the CAM system, this machine reads precisely the instruction or code related to the tooling and it cuts out the new mould as planned in our design stages.
The completed new mould undergoes detail checking and examination, and a few prototype of the wheels will be casted for testing. The mould is only approved for production after all aspects of the mould has met the required specifications.
BSA is proud to have the expertise in manufacturing the quality alloy wheel from the visualization stage to