- Knapen Trailers won over by air suspension’s reinforced specification
- Key benefits of rugged design and low operating and maintenance costs
- Running gear includes new 5+3 years ECO Plus Warranty
Wiehl, 26.10.2017 --- 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).
Moving floor trailers and their running gear are exposed to extreme stresses during loading and unloading operations. A rugged design is therefore essential for the running gear as well. For this reason, Knapen Trailers is now fitting out its vehicles with the ECO Air COMPACT HD, which is a reinforced variant of BPW’s familiar modular air suspension with two-part cast trailing arms. It has been further improved for the challenges encountered by nine-tonne axles with drum or disc brakes, and is ideal for transport companies that operate both on-road and off-road.
Development work on Knapen moving floor trailers focuses on extremely low operating and maintenance costs and the shortest possible downtimes. In this context the running gear also has to satisfy strict requirements. BPW’s ECO Air COMPACT HD certainly meets these requirements as regards running gear ruggedness and quality.
EAC HD is an excellent choice for tippers as well. The interfaces between the axle and air suspension are substantially reinforced by innovative laser machining, and HD shock absorbers form part of the standard specification.
A further benefit for haulage companies lies in the new 5+3 years ECO Plus Warranty for the running gear, granted by BPW to ensure supreme operating reliability. The warranty also includes three years of cover for the brake cylinders, shock absorbers and air bags.
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 the BPW Group
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. www.wethinktransport.com
About Knapen Trailers
Founded in 1984, Knapen Trailers of Deurne in the Netherlands specialises in the production of moving floor trailers. Just one year after its formation, the company developed Europe’s first aluminium moving floor trailer. Ever since the early days it has been the foremost design pioneer in this segment. The self-supporting concept for trailers and side doors for moving floor vehicles ranks among its developments. It established the Knapen Trailers Service Centre in 2005 to provide the best possible support for its vehicles. www.knapen-trailers.eu