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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.

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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.

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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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BPW accomplishes wholesale switch to green electricity and publishes sustainability report

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:29 CET

BPW Bergische Achsen KG of Wiehl in the west of Germany is not only an innovation leader in the transport and logistics sector, but also ranks among the pioneers as regards sustainability. The company switched to procuring all of its electricity from renewables in the summer and has now published its first sustainability report in compliance with the UN Global Compact.

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BPW’s electric drive for heavy goods vehicles scoops European Transport Prize for Sustainability

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:20 CET

eTransport, the electric axle drive developed by BPW, is thought to have won more innovation prizes this year than any other concept in its category. BPW has now added the European Transport Prize for Sustainability to its trophy cabinet. The company ranks among the heavyweights in the true sense of the word, not only in view of its multiple awards.

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Restructuring of the PE-management: PE Automotive is taking a further step of development.

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 10:25 CET

Wuppertal, 14.11.2017 --- As of March 1st, 2018, Mr. Ralf Maurer will join the management of PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Director and take over chairmanship. With this, PE Automotive is taking a further step to enable the market-oriented expansion of the company for the coming years.

Mr. Maurer has many years of experience in renowned retail companies such as the Metro Group. For the past four years, he has been responsible for Category- and Inventory Management, International Sourcing and Pricing at Europart as member of the management board. In addition, the 52-year-old graduate in business administration has more than ten years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, including the position of Managing Director at the point S Group and Carglass.

PE Automotive, as member of the international BPW Group, has been able to significantly expand its product portfolio in the last two years to over 18,000 items. Christian Freitag, Managing Partner of PE Automotive, says: "We want to continue our growth over the next few years and, in particular, advance the expansion of our product range in order to offer our customers the fullest possible range."

Furthermore, Mr. Maurer will become Managing Director of the BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland GmbH and thus contribute his expertise in the areas of trade and automotive aftermarket to the strategic development of the BPW Aftermarket Group.

Michael Pfeiffer, Managing Partner of BPW, emphasizes: "I am convinced that Mr. Maurer will play a key role in taking PE Automotive to the next strategic level. In addition to that, Mr. Maurer will actively contribute to achieving the goals of the BPW Group as international mobility partner for vehicle operators.“ 

About PE Automotive

PE Automotive, based in Wuppertal, is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of spare- and wear parts for commercial vehicles.
Its workshop-oriented product solutions make PE attractive for all workshops that aim to impress customers with top-class and efficient repair services. An international and highly efficient network of PE trade partners ensures widespread availability of PE spare parts. The owner-run family company was founded in 1947 and employs 135 people. More information can be found at www.pe.de


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 more than 60 companies worldwide and employs around 6,400 people. www.wethinktransport.com

As of March 1st, 2018, Mr. Ralf Maurer will join the management of PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Director and take over chairmanship. With this, PE Automotive is taking a further step to enable the market-oriented expansion of the company for the coming years.

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ECO Disc confirmed as Europe’s most popular trailer disc brake as production passes two-million mark

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2017 18:05 CET

The trailer disc brake ECO Disc manufactured by BPW Bergische Achsen KG is a runaway success. Countless hauliers have come to appreciate its quality credentials since it was introduced seven years ago. In September, total production passed the two-million mark. And in 2016 ECO Disc was the top-selling trailer disc brake on the European market.

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BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD now adopted as standard for Knapen moving floor trailers

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 17:00 CEST

Knapen Trailers, the Dutch manufacturer of moving floor trailers is underlining its trust in BPW quality for its vehicles. With immediate effect the company is equipping its trailers with the new reinforced BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD (EAC HD).

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BPW AGRO Hub now available with weighing system

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 15:38 CEST

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BPW air suspension Airlight II now for swap body and jumbo trailers as well

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 15:44 CEST

BPW Bergische Achsen KG has further refined the modular air suspension Airlight II and significantly extended its range of applications. With immediate effect, jumbo and swap body trailers, which call for a large spring deflection range, can be equipped with the product.

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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. www.bpw.de/en

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. www.wethinktransport.com

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  • Germany