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Florian Modrich appointed head of sales at idem telematics

Florian Modrich appointed head of sales at idem telematics

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 14:04 CEST

Florian Modrich (41) has been overseeing the sales team of idem telematics since December 2017. As head of sales, he is responsible for distributing the market leader’s truck and trailer telematics systems throughout Europe.

Minister-President Armin Laschet visits BPW, a recognised role model for e-mobility and Industry 4.0

Minister-President Armin Laschet visits BPW, a recognised role model for e-mobility and Industry 4.0

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 08:49 CEST

Minister-President Armin Laschet sees North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as a leading centre of innovation in e-mobility and of Industry 4.0 in Germany. On the recommendation of the state parliamentary representative Bodo Löttgen of the CDU party, he visited BPW in Wiehl to familiarise himself with novel drive concepts and production methods, and the digitally interconnected world of logistics.

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

BPW accomplishes wholesale switch to green electricity and publishes sustainability report

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

BPW AGRO Hub now available with weighing system
BPW air suspension Airlight II now for swap body and jumbo trailers as well

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.

BPW develops hydraulic drive axle AGRO Drive for agricultural trailers

BPW develops hydraulic drive axle AGRO Drive for agricultural trailers

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 17:22 CEST

On soft, loose soils or when operating on banks or hillsides, agricultural vehicles often reach their limits. In order to facilitate vehicle start-ups on such surfaces and to prevent getting stuck, BPW has developed a hydraulic drive axle for agricultural trailers: the BPW AGRO Drive. The AGRO Drive axle is celebrating its world premiere at Agritechnica this November.

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

The BPW Group is the dependable international mobility and system partner for the transport industry. The globally active group of companies offers innovative solutions from a single supplier. Its portfolio extends from axles, suspension systems and brake technologies (BPW), locking systems and body structure technology (Hestal), lighting systems (Ermax) and composite technologies (HBN-Teknik) to user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers (idem telematics). The coordinated BPW Group technologies and services enable manufacturers to benefit from economical production processes and provide maximum transparency in loading and transport processes for efficient fleet management by the vehicle operators. The owner-managed BPW Group encompasses 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.
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