Press Releases • Nov 23, 2018 11:00 CET
As one of the innovation leaders of the transport industry, BPW dovetails its know-how in IT and mechatronics closely with its vocational training. As a result, BPW was given the distinction of being one of the “Best Companies for vocational training in Germany” in March. Now the company is taking its vocational training and staff qualifications to the next level by adding a robotics branch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.