Groundbreaking Success

Construction of our future NAFTA Headquarter has officially commenced with the anticipated Groundbreaking Ceremony, which took place success of our highly on November 8th. The event attracted a great deal of public attention from the community, with roughly 75 to 80 guests in attendance. Guests included local and state dignitaries, residents, and many members of the SWJ Team.

 

SWJ TECHNOLOGY was featured in numerous news publications as a result, including The Tuscaloosa News, The Gadsden Times, and The Crimson White.

 

 

We were also very honored to have the opportunity to hear from our ceremony speakers, SWJ Founding Partner & Board Member, Markus JurditschManaging Member, Stefan Hartmann, and our President & CEO, Dr. Wolfgang KneerThank you all for your wise words of encouragement. To add to the positivity, the Tuscaloosa City Council recently approved up to $250,000 in economic incentives to foster the development of SWJ’s new Technology Center.

 

 

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Tuscaloosa was very fond of SWJ's commitmemt to build Alberta. City Councilman Kip Tyner said the process was filled with emotional highs and lows, and it ended with him finally receiving an email from Dr. Kneer notifying him that SWJ TECHNOLOGY had selected Tuscaloosa.

The new site is located on 2730 University Blvd. E, and provides expansion opportunity forup to 35,000 sq. ft of office space and workshops.

 

 

SWJ Breaks Ground on New NAFTA Headquarters at The Alberta Technology Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

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News Coverage here: WVTM 13

As we have eagerly anticipated, we are initiating the process of building our state-of-the-art Technology Center in Alberta, AL. On November 8th, 2019, SWJ’s top management team and owners will gather to celebrate the Groundbreaking for the Alberta Technology Center.

The Alberta Technology Center will be the NAFTA Headquarters for SWJ’s unparalleled engineering services and operations, which SWJ delivers to Automotive OEM’s and their Suppliers throughout the United States and Mexico. 

SWJ TECHNOLOGY’s delivery of superior engineering services has fostered SWJ’s tremendous growth over the last 5 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Wolfgang Kneer, President of SWJ’s North American Operations, SWJ has grown more than 20% in each of the last five years. SWJ is the automotive industry’s choice for innovative customer solutions, Engineering, Planning and Project Management Services.

The Alberta Technology Center will not only host SWJ’s NAFTA Headquarter, but it will offer various training opportunities, rapid prototyping, measurement services and assembly of innovative special tools, equipment and handhelds, which will support and integrate into manufacturing operations. At the Alberta Technology Center, SWJ will expand its footprint in online systems, providing value-added technologies to SWJ’s traditional industrial engineering services.

 

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Picture left: President Dr. Wolfgang Kneer pitching his vision for the new Tech Center, which led to the company being awarded the $200K Innovate Tuscaloosa Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWJ decided to build in Tuscaloosa for numerous reasons. First, Tuscaloosa is strategically located in the heart of America’s Southeastern Cluster of Automotive OEM’s. Second, the unique opportunity to work with University of Alabama’s impressive engineering, IT and Business Program in developing innovative technologies and recruit the University’s exceptional students and alumni. Third, Tuscaloosa’s welcoming business climate dedicated to improving the lives of its citizens and community through white- and blue collar economic development.  Fourth, the City of Tuscaloosa’s genuine desire to help SWJ earn success and spark a renaissance in tornado-ravaged Alberta City. The City, under the leadership of Mayor Walt Maddox and City Councilor Kip Tyner recruited SWJ with the enthusiasm and dedication as if Coach Nick Saban, himself, was recruiting SWJ like a five-star quarterback.


        “How many times have you heard about high-tech jobs, retaining the best and the brightest? That’s exactly what this company is going to be able to do.”

                  -        Councilman Kip Tyner


 

The Alberta Technology Center is a major investment for SWJ TECHNOLOGY. In fact, it will be SWJ’s largest investment since its inception. The Alberta Technology Center will strategically propel SWJ forward and make SWJ Group a leading force and GO-TO company in Engineering Services, as well as an extremely attractive employer for exceptional graduates from local colleges.

Dr. Kneer has long dreamed of building an advanced facility like the Alberta Technology Center. In fact, almost a decade ago, Dr. Kneer and Mayor Maddox discussed the need and benefits of locating such a facility in Tuscaloosa during an industrial recruiting trip to neighboring states and Stuttgart, Germany.


 “The Alberta Technology Center is a very special project in that we can create a center of technological excellence which offer shared engineering services and continuous innovation to the manufacturing, which will help Tuscaloosa and all of Alabama to recruit, grow and retain most advanced manufacturing industry.“

            -        President Dr. Wolfgang Kneer


 

Dr. Wolfgang Kneer, CEO of SWJ TECHNOLOGY, Stefan Hartmann, Managing Member of SWJ Group, and Founding Partner and Managing Member of SWJ, Markus Jurditsch, as well as every member of the SWJ Team feel truly honored to be a part of this project aimed at building the future together with the Tuscaloosa County Community.

SWJ-BREILMANN BECOMES SWJ TECHNOLOGY IN 2019

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Tuscaloosa, AL: Nearly 5 years after Breilmann AG successfully merged with SWJ to create SWJ-Breilmann, the company has decided to change the name of our US company to SWJ Technology. This change, effective January 2019, better reflects the future goals and capabilities of the company. SWJ TECHNOLOGY strives to be the go-to company for best in class customer solutions and rewarding careers. Although it looks like a new start, it is foremost a continuation of very successful years past.

 

Since its inception in 2009, the company has seen exponential growth, expanding from just three team members in 2009 to 85 by the end of 2018. Along with the growth in employees, the company looked at new industry sectors, and added additional value to its services by investing in the training and development of team members as well as adding industry 4.0 relevant systems, applications and methods to help achieve the goal of becoming the go-to company for best in class solutions. This insight led to revisiting company advertising, appearance and lastly the company name. President Dr. Wolfgang Kneer remarked, “We believe, that with our new name SWJ TECHNOLOGY, we can underline our passion for continuous improvement and development and better represent our solution-based service portfolio… I am more than excited about the next steps and feel very honored to be part of such a great team.”

 

SWJ TECHNOLOGY relies on five core values and goals to drive the company’s day-to-day progress, as well as their long-term plans. SWJ TECHNOLOGY values:

 

1. Economic value for customers

2. Best in class solutions

3. Being an employer of choice

4. Motivation and training

5. Flexibility and integrity

 

 

SWJ TECHNOLOGY has offices in Chattanooga ,TN, Greenville, SC, and Tuscaloosa, AL, and is able to provide Engineering, Planning and Project Management Services worldwide. We can cover the entire span from Logistics, Quality, Production and can even provide equipment, systems and latest technologies in order to use our expertise for the success of our customers. More information about SWJ TECHNOLOGY can be found at www.swj-us.com or contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SWJ-BREILMANN BECOMES SWJ TECHNOLOGY IN 2019

A FOCUS ON BMW

On Thursday, April 5th, SWJ TECHOLOGY took the chance to join the 2018 BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. The day was packed with an exciting program and we also profited from the large networking opportunities: More than 160 BMW suppliers shared the fair halls with us. Dr. Wolfgang Kneer, CEO of SWJ Technology resumed: “It was a successful day – and we enjoyed many profound discussions at our booth. I guess, we will be back next year.”

Viva México!

The automotive industry in Mexico enhanced rapidly over the last years: In 2016, 3.5 millions of cars were produced in the land of the Aztecs. This led to many requests of our customers, asking, if we could provide our services also in Mexico. And of course – we can!

Now it is official: SWJ-Breilmann MX moved into the headquarters in Puebla in Mexico, about 90 miles southeast of Mexico City. From there, we offer all our services in this country now, too.

SWJ TECHNOLOGY

SWJ TECHNOLOGY is your go-to service partner for Engineering, Planning and Project Management. Our work is to be challenged by highest Quality Standards and we do not compromise when it comes to Integrity.

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TUSCALOOSA HEADQUARTER

SWJ TECHNOLOGY LLC
1490 Northbank Pkwy Suite 270
Tuscaloosa, AL - 35406, USA

Phone: +1.844.4.SWJ.USA
Fax: +1.205.632.3340
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