Germany's best training companies - how BPW prepares apprentices for a digital future and the internet of things

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 14:04 CEST

The internet of things is prompting a surge of innovation in business and industry, but how can those who are embarking on a career prepare for the future? A good place to start is to join the training programme of an innovative enterprise such as BPW. As an innovation leader of the transport industry, BPW harnesses its expertise in IT and mechatronics for the benefit of its trainees.


“Give a box, give a smile” – giving campaign supports children in Nepalese mountain village

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2018 11:00 CEST

The aim of the campaign entitled “Give a box, give a smile” was to help the 371 children who live in the Nepalese mountain village of Rapcha. Together with the shipping experts of Overseas Logistic Services (OLS) and the charity Re:Help, the works council of Bergische Achsen has now delivered almost 400 aid packages to families living in impoverished conditions.


BPW scoops Digital Champion prize

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 15:04 CEST

BPW belongs to an elite group of enterprises in Germany that are spearheading the digital transformation of products, applications and processes. The business magazine Focus Money and its research institute Deutschland Test have now recognised BPW as one of the leading Digital Champions: The Hamburg Institute of International Economics assessed around 10,000 companies for the ranking exercise.


Invisible digital security seal from idem telematics protects swap bodies against burglars

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 11:00 CET

The market-leading telematics system for trucks and trailers from idem telematics with its cargofleet3 portal, has now been upgraded with a novel swap body management and security offering. Enhanced security is provided by an invisible digital seal, and the new system simplifies management of both swap body fleets and their depots.


BPW boasts Germany’s most loyal labour force

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 15:30 CET

Among German SMEs, no company can claim to have more loyal employees than BPW Bergische Achsen KG. In the latest round of the independent and anonymised TOP JOB survey, the family business’s employees give their employer top marks for communication, development and prospects. Compared with their counterparts in other companies, the employees of BPW are especially loyal.


Axle load of 12 tonnes now within reach of BPW air suspension Airlight II

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 15:00 CET

The international mobility and system partner BPW has extended the operating scope of its air suspension Airlight II for low loaders. With immediate effect, it can be installed in vehicles with an axle load of 12 tonnes.


New award recognises BPW as fairest employer in automotive supply industry

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 10:58 CET

For many years BPW Bergische Achsen KG has ranked among Germany’s top employers, as recently reconfirmed by the magazine Focus Business. It has now been recognised as the fairest employer in its industry. The accolade is the outcome of a new ranking produced by Faktenkontor with academic support on behalf of Focus Money and Deutschland Test.


Out with the diesel engine and in with the electric axle – market leader in special-purpose truck construction initiates standard electrification programme for municipal utility vehicles with BPW axle drive

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 12:15 CET

The electrification of municipal and commercial utility vehicles is now gathering pace following today’s announcement by the Paul Group, a European leader in special-purpose vehicle construction, of a standard conversion package for the Mercedes-Benz Vario in collaboration with BPW Bergische Achsen KG. The company revealed its plans at a preview for local authorities in Vilshofen in Bavaria.


IATF certification ushers BPW into premier league of automotive suppliers

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 11:15 CET

Its certificate of compliance with IATF 16949 standard enables BPW to consolidate its position as a quality leader in the commercial vehicle industry. The award also cements its position among the world’s elite automotive suppliers. The certification serves as a milestone not only for the company, but also in the run-up to the launch of the electric axle drive eTransport.


Breakthrough for digital goods monitoring – BPW Innovation Lab makes cargo tracking affordable

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 08:45 CET

Situated in Siegburg, the think tank of BPW Group has unveiled an all-new digital goods tracking solution capable of significantly improving supply chain transparency. Costing around one-third of existing systems, it runs autonomously for up to two years without requiring a battery change. The solution is currently undergoing testing and scheduled to enter the market in 2018.

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About BPW Bergische Achsen KG

About BPW Bergische Achsen KG
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With more than 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-run company has been developing and producing complete running gear systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers at its headquarters in Wiehl since 1898. BPW’s technologies include axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings. BPW’s trailer axles and running gear systems are in use in millions of vehicles around the world. An extensive range of services also provides vehicle manufacturers and vehicle operators with the opportunity to increase economic efficiency in their production and transport processes.

About BPW Group
BPW Group, based in Wiehl, Germany, is a dependable international mobility and system partner for the transport industry, serving as a one-stop shop for innovative solutions. Its portfolio embraces axles, suspension systems and brake technologies (BPW), locking systems and bodywork technology (Hestal), lighting systems (Ermax), composite technologies (HBN-Teknik), and user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers (idem telematics). BPW Group’s technologies and services support manufacturers’ cost-effective workflows and enable vehicle operators to manage their fleets efficiently by maximising the transparency of loading and transport processes. The owner-managed BPW Group encompasses 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.


  • BPW Bergische Achsen KG
  • Ohlerhammer
  • 51674 Wiehl
  • Germany