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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.

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.

BPW trainees host political discussion – education system in need of reform

BPW trainees host political discussion – education system in need of reform

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 15:49 CEST

Is Germany’s dual work-study system a flagship or a rust bucket? This was the question posed by education and business experts in Engelskirchen on 14 September. The trainees of BPW Bergische Achsen KG in Wiehl hosted the evening with presentations and a series of short video interviews conducted among themselves.

Energy Awards acknowledge eTransport as a highly innovative idea in the quest to shift to renewables

Energy Awards acknowledge eTransport as a highly innovative idea in the quest to shift to renewables

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 11:31 CEST

eTransport, the electric axle drive developed by BPW, has grabbed first prize for mobility in the finals of the Energy Awards. The accolade recognises the drive as one of the most innovative ideas in the drive towards renewable energy sources. The Energy Awards serve the purpose of highlighting progress and changes being made in the sector, and acknowledging outstanding projects and ideas.

BPW summit in Wiehl attracts experts and decision-makers from transport and logistics segments

BPW summit in Wiehl attracts experts and decision-makers from transport and logistics segments

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2017 15:57 CEST

Every two years BPW Group, which ranks among the pioneers and innovation leaders of the transport and logistics sector, invites high-ranking experts and decision-makers to its industry congress Wiehler Forum. Records tumbled at this year’s upbeat gathering, headlined “Harnessing curiosity as a motivational force”.

BPW at Agritechnica 2017: Go on when others stop

BPW at Agritechnica 2017: Go on when others stop

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2017 17:15 CEST

At Agritechnica, the world's leading trade fair for agricultural engineering, which takes place in Hanover from 12 until 18 November 2017, BPW will be exhibiting a diverse range of solutions in the field of running gears for agricultural vehicles and machinery under the motto "Go on when others stop". The hydraulic drive axle BPW AGRO Drive will be celebrating its world premiere at the fair.

It’s all about mobility – BPW Group at NUFAM fair

It’s all about mobility – BPW Group at NUFAM fair

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 09:31 CEST

At this year’s commercial vehicle trade fair (NUFAM) in Karlsruhe (28.9. until 1.10.), the BPW booth (C 205 in Hall 2) is focusing on solutions for optimising mobility. The brands BPW, Hestal and idem telematics are showing products that enable vehicle operators to ensure trailer reliability while reducing costs, minimising downtimes and utilising the best processes and routes.

A year of workshop trainings in the cool BPW loft: BPW’s highly innovative approach to imparting know-how for professionals

A year of workshop trainings in the cool BPW loft: BPW’s highly innovative approach to imparting know-how for professionals

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2017 11:16 CEST

BPW is also an innovation leader in the industry when it comes to training: for around a year , BPW has been putting on workshop seminars in an industrial loft with space in which to park an entire trailer. Instead of slide presentations in conference rooms, the focus is on practical work and motivation. Among the latest to experience the impressive facility was a team from EWALS Cargo Care.

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.

Inquisitive streak makes BPW a leading innovator

Inquisitive streak makes BPW a leading innovator

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2017 17:22 CEST

Best brand, best employer, best training company, GreenTec Award, and now a top-100 innovator among SMEs – the transport specialist BPW has certainly been scooping up accolades recently. These prizes are the outcome not of good fortune, but of a rigorous innovation strategy, as the company’s managers outline below.

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.

A breath of fresh air in the urban environment – BPW’s electric axle drive eTransport takes second place in GreenTec Awards

A breath of fresh air in the urban environment – BPW’s electric axle drive eTransport takes second place in GreenTec Awards

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2017 17:03 CEST

In Berlin on Friday BPW Group was presented with second prize for its electric axle drive eTransport in the GreenTec Awards, which rank among the world’s leading environmental innovation distinctions. The axle is targeted at electric urban delivery vehicles between 7.5 and 18 tonnes – a segment in which vigorous growth continues to be fuelled by online sales.

BPW's aluminium hub achieves weight saving of 54 kilograms

BPW's aluminium hub achieves weight saving of 54 kilograms

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 15:13 CEST

BPW Bergische Achsen KG has initiated series production of a forged aluminium hub targeted at lightweight semitrailers, and tankers and silo vehicles in particular. The hub can reduce axle weight by 18 kilograms and therefore curtail the weight of a three-axle unit by 54 kilograms. Customers in Germany and Sweden are already harvesting the benefits of this new solution.

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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