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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?

BPW crowned ‘Best Brand’ for the twelfth time in a row

BPW crowned ‘Best Brand’ for the twelfth time in a row

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 14:00 CEST

Industry professionals have once again chosen BPW as the ‘Best Brand’ in the commercial vehicle sector. This is the twelfth time in a row that the company has won the ‘ETM Award’ in the trailer axle category. The contest is an important benchmark for the industry and a reliable indicator of the acceptance and reputation of vehicles and brands.

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.

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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