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Safer loading, more flexible manoeuvres: BPW receives two ‘Trailer Innovation 2019’ awards

Safer loading, more flexible manoeuvres: BPW receives two ‘Trailer Innovation 2019’ awards

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 11:00 CEST

BPW can once again celebrate its win of an important innovation prize – twice over. A jury of 16 international trade journalists and experts from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) selected two innovations from BPW for the ‘Trailer Innovation 2019’ award. Both innovations combine a significant gain in safety with substantial cost savings for vehicle operators.

BPW revolutionises the running gear for trailers with modular architecture and "digital DNA"

BPW revolutionises the running gear for trailers with modular architecture and "digital DNA"

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 14:00 CEST

BPW, a leading supplier of axles and running gear technology for commercial vehicles worldwide, will be presenting a new platform for trailer running gears at the IAA: completely redesigned and digitalised, the configuration, construction and manufacturing of trailers has been considerably slimmed down and sped up. To do this, BPW uses newly developed laser techniques.

Born digital: BPW is revolutionising the configuration, ordering and production of running gears

Born digital: BPW is revolutionising the configuration, ordering and production of running gears

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:00 CEST

No other type of vehicle is as highly individual as the trailer – every transport task requires a specific running gear. BPW, one of the market leaders for complete running gear systems for truck-trailers and semi-trailers, has now considerably simplified the configuration of running gears: by utilising a "digital DNA" for all components, running gears can be configured and ordered online.

IAA 2018: BPW presents innovative electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control

IAA 2018: BPW presents innovative electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:00 CEST

BPW will be showcasing its new electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover (Hall 26, Stand C31). This innovative system supports the steering functionality of trailers and is light, cost-effective and low-maintenance. This independent solution does not require approval, is particularly easy to install and can also be retrofitted.

BPW axles with new "digital DNA" QR type plate: from configuration to production through to spare parts service

BPW axles with new "digital DNA" QR type plate: from configuration to production through to spare parts service

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 14:00 CEST

With a new type plate, BPW has now simplified the process for workshops and vehicle operators to identify and order spare parts: As of now they are provided with a QR code, which makes the associated product information directly accessible on a smartphone or tablet. Spare parts lists, service handbooks and service documents are now available in a matter of seconds.

Even lighter, more robust and more economical: BPW will be presenting the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 at IAA 2018

Even lighter, more robust and more economical: BPW will be presenting the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 at IAA 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:00 CEST

Thanks to its intelligent design, the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 sets new benchmarks in every way: it is now lighter, more robust and more economical. BPW will be presenting the innovative advances of its tried-and-tested product at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 (20-27 September in hall 26, stand C31) in Hannover.

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.

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).

ECO Plus bearings enter the heavyweight division – BPW introduces Formula 1-style pit stops for 12 t low loader axles

ECO Plus bearings enter the heavyweight division – BPW introduces Formula 1-style pit stops for 12 t low loader axles

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2017 15:00 CEST

BPW has already revolutionised operation, maintenance and servicing of trailer axles with its popular 9 t ECO Plus bearings. Their enclosed design prolongs service life and achieves maximum availability. Following their introduction in 2000, ECO Plus bearings quickly became a best-seller and redefined the benchmark for economy within the industry.

Best-informed judges in commercial vehicle sector recognise BPW as top brand of 2017

Best-informed judges in commercial vehicle sector recognise BPW as top brand of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 16:37 CEST

Competition in the commercial vehicle industry is tough, and there are no stricter judges than the professionals who work with its manufacturers, products and solutions every day. It was by no means to be taken for granted that these industry experts would recognise BPW as the best brand for the 11th time in succession.

BPW initiates series production of air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD

BPW initiates series production of air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 15:08 CEST

BPW is now supplying its air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD (EAC HD). Featuring the familiar two-part cast trailing arms, this modular air suspension has been further improved for the challenges encountered by nine-tonne axles with drum or disc brakes, and to withstand the greater stresses that arise in standard off-road operations.

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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