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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.

‘Digital seal’ from idem telematics wins Telematik Award 2018 in the ‘Best innovation’ category

‘Digital seal’ from idem telematics wins Telematik Award 2018 in the ‘Best innovation’ category

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 11:00 CEST

The ‘digital seal’ from idem telematics has been awarded the Telematik Award 2018 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: the expert jury selected the Munich-based company as the winner of the special prize for the ‘Best innovation’ of all 278 solutions that were entered.

Schmitz Cargobull and idem telematics: common interface for efficient data management

Schmitz Cargobull and idem telematics: common interface for efficient data management

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 15:29 CEST

Schmitz Cargobull and the BPW Group announce a strategic cooperation in the field of telematics at the IAA Commercial Vehicles: In future, data can be exchanged between the "cargofleet3" telematics system of BPW subsidiary idem telematics and the new Schmitz Cargobull TrailerConnect® portal via a common interface.

BPW uses BMW i battery technology for electric drive for lorries

BPW uses BMW i battery technology for electric drive for lorries

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 15:00 CEST

BPW Bergische Achsen KG is announcing its partnership with BMW i for an electric drive system for commercial vehicles. BPW will use battery technology from BMW i for its particularly powerful drive axle, which is designed for heavy vans and lorries with a gross weight of up to 7.5 tonnes. A drive concept for lorries with a gross weight of 26 tonnes is under development.

The BPW Innovation Lab launches the CargoTracer freight tracking system with a tempting trial offer

The BPW Innovation Lab launches the CargoTracer freight tracking system with a tempting trial offer

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 11:05 CEST

The BPW Innovation Lab is launching the innovative CargoTracer freight tracking system at the IAA with an attractive trial offer: shippers will be able to test BPW CargoTracer prototypes for three months at a special introductory price. But it is not only freight that can now be digitally networked.

Where “original parts” really are still original: BPW remains the clear favourite of PROFI Werkstatt readers

Where “original parts” really are still original: BPW remains the clear favourite of PROFI Werkstatt readers

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 15:55 CEST

If you want to find out about quality in the spare parts service, ask the professionals. Every two years, the editors of the professional journal “PROFI Werkstatt” ask their readers to rate the quality of the most important products and services. BPW has become the frontrunner in a key discipline - and is announcing the next service innovations in time for the Automechanika and IAA trade fairs.

Track and trace made remarkably easy and affordable, too – BPW paves the way towards digitisation for hauliers with mini telematics

Track and trace made remarkably easy and affordable, too – BPW paves the way towards digitisation for hauliers with mini telematics

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 15:00 CEST

Is digitisation leaving small and medium-sized hauliers behind? The fact is that around 85% of trailers on the market have no telematics and are missing a digital connection – faxes, paper trails and constant calls to drivers and dispatchers are still part and parcel of day-to-day work, even in 2018. The BPW Group now wants to change that.

Wiehl is set to become the first city in Germany to put a van with an electrically converted motor axle supplied by BPW into operation

Wiehl is set to become the first city in Germany to put a van with an electrically converted motor axle supplied by BPW into operation

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2018 14:00 CEST

In the Bavarian city of Vilshofen, the vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge is currently preparing for the standard conversion of municipal commercial vehicles on the production line to turn them into electric vehicles. The city of Wiehl is BPW's home town. It was there that Mayor Ulrich Stücker accepted the first Mercedes Benz Vario equipped with BPW’s electric motor axle eTransport.

iGurt: BPW makes cargo restraints intelligent

iGurt: BPW makes cargo restraints intelligent

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2018 14:03 CEST

Transport damages caused by poorly-secured freight are routine in the transport business; serious accidents and damages to the load frequently occur due to rolling and tipping truck trailers. BPW is now tackling one of the main causes with intelligent cargo restraints: the iGurt checks and documents the tension of the lashing strap and promises massive savings.

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.

The BPW Aftermarket Group is making it a piece of cake for commercial vehicle workshops to identify spare parts: with upLink

The BPW Aftermarket Group is making it a piece of cake for commercial vehicle workshops to identify spare parts: with upLink

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2018 14:04 CEST

With upLink a smartphone or tablet is all that is needed to find out the spare parts data for the truck and even the trailer: the BPW Aftermarket Group is now offering commercial vehicle workshops a mobile web app that enables them to identify and order spare parts in seconds, without being restricted to a specific manufacturer.

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.

Hellmann and Bergische Achsen KG start field tests with retro-fitted electric motor for commercial vehicles

Hellmann and Bergische Achsen KG start field tests with retro-fitted electric motor for commercial vehicles

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2018 14:00 CEST

As part of an innovation cooperation, the globally operating logistics service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and one of the world’s largest manufacturer of trailer running gears, BPW Bergische Achsen KG, are starting a joint practical trial: they are bringing the eTransport, an electric motor axle recently developed by BPW, onto the roads.

Digital shopping: BPW Aftermarket Group offers upBox, an intelligent spare parts warehouses for garage premises

Digital shopping: BPW Aftermarket Group offers upBox, an intelligent spare parts warehouses for garage premises

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 14:01 CEST

The process of ordering spare parts online may be quick in the spare parts business, but simply picking them off the shelf is even quicker: the BPW Aftermarket Group is offering commercial vehicle garages a mobile spare parts warehouse with up to 2,000 parts directly on site. The required parts are simply taken out and the billing and reordering processes are completely automatic.

Telematic and pharmaceutical certification in one step:  idem telematics enables quality according to GDP

Telematic and pharmaceutical certification in one step: idem telematics enables quality according to GDP

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2018 14:00 CEST

Idem telematics provides its customers in the pharmaceutical industry with a new service: in collaboration with the European Institute for Pharma Logistics GmbH (EIPL), telematics solutions for temperature-controlled transports can now be qualified in order to meet the requirements of Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

“Hammer-proof” tail lamps ease costs and nerves in transport industry thanks to wonder material polycarbonate

“Hammer-proof” tail lamps ease costs and nerves in transport industry thanks to wonder material polycarbonate

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 11:00 CEST

What do Ermax trailer tail lamps have in common with DVDs, medical devices and high-tech sports equipment? Their outstanding technical properties are attributable to a high-performance engineering thermoplastic. Polycarbonate is the stuff that transforms the new LED tail lamps into Eternal Lights that offer incredible cost savings. There’s never been a better time to exchange old for new.

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.

Germany’s best ideas hubs: BPW Innovation Lab in the top ten

Germany’s best ideas hubs: BPW Innovation Lab in the top ten

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 14:00 CEST

Innovation labs are a major trend among large corporations: with playful methods, an unconventional working culture and freedom from corporate structures, they are designed to develop new digital business ideas. But an element of scepticism has grown alongside these: which ideas hubs actually work?

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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