Booming Tire Industry Fuels Formation of New Tire Handling Group at Bastian Solutions

Roger Wilke, Senior Field Application Engineer and tire handling system expert at Bastian Solutions promoted to Tire Group Manager.

July 26, 2016 - Bastian Solutions, a global material handling and robotics systems integrator, announced today the formation of a new business unit focusing on the design and development of material handling systems for the tire manufacturing market.

“Worldwide growth of the tire manufacturing industry has been incredibly strong,” stated Roger Wilke, Tire Handling Group Manager at Bastian Solutions. “Our goal is to utilize our past experience and resources as well as the capabilities of our company to ensure our current tire manufacturing clients receive best-in-class customer support. Additionally, we will strive to increase our worldwide presence and build upon our market leadership in this industry.”

Wilke, who has been with Bastian Solutions since 2006, has led the company’s numerous major tire handling projects across the globe.

“We are very excited to have Roger leading this group,” stated Mark Colzani, Director of Corporate Operations at Bastian Solutions. “Over the last 10 years, he has done an outstanding job of expanding our knowledge in this industry and has led multiple endeavors to grow our tire and wheel customer base. Overall, he provides each of his customers with outstanding service, and he’s an obvious selection for leading our new tire handling business unit.”

The new tire handling systems group will offer a variety of services including design engineering, project management, site supervision, controls, software, automated storage and retrieval, and custom manufacturing solutions specific to the tire industry.

“Our ability to provide turnkey systems has been well received, particularly by companies with reduced engineering resources,” noted Roger. “Tire companies like our overall capabilities and worldwide presence. We look forward to serving them and to continued success in the industry.”

About Bastian Solutions

Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator with clients and offices around the world. Founded in 1952, Bastian Solutions has established itself as an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, supply chain software, industrial controls, and robotics. The company includes 17 domestic offices as well as 9 international offices across Australia, Brazil, Europe, Canada, India, Middle East, and Mexico. For more information, visit

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