New study: BPW ranks among the top one per cent of German employers

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 15:00 CEST

BPW Bergische Achsen KG has been ranked by respected institutes and media firms as one of Germany’s top employers and training providers for years. A further study has now confirmed that the family-owned company is among the top one per cent for quality as an employer, following an analysis of around 70,000 companies for the title of ‘Leading Employer 2019’.

AirSave: BPW automatically controls tyre and cost pressure

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 15:00 CEST

The shreds of blown truck tyres are a typical sight along the edge of the motorway. Yet blown truck tyres are anything but harmless – tyre blowouts are highly dangerous and even minimal pressure losses can be extremely costly for hauliers. This is why BPW will soon be offering a tyre pressure control system ex works that pays for itself during the very first year.

Open.Together: the BPW Group is showcasing itself as a partner for digitisation and networking at ‘transport logistic’ trade show

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 15:20 CEST

BPW is one of the global market leaders for trailer axles and running gear systems – but anyone looking for heavy metal at transport logistic in Munich is in for a surprise: the BPW Group stand at the trade fair (Hall A6, Booth 310) is all about digitisation, networking and electromobility. However, the company group wants to inspire its customers with more than just high-tech solutions...

UES Chassis GmbH: greater service and efficiency for container chassis hirers with IoT and CargoTracer

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2019 15:00 CEST

An unloaded container chassis is up to ten metres long and weighs up to 5,500 kilos. And yet despite their size, these chassis still frequently disappear without a trace. The Hamburg-based chassis leasing company UES is now using the ‘Internet of Transport’ to track them down and to assist hirers and drivers more effectively in the event of a breakdown.

BPW supports a joint initiative from German family-owned companies focusing on tolerance and cosmopolitanism

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 14:02 CET

There are not only employees with German passports behind the global success of German medium-sized companies. Over 1,600 employees from 26 countries work at BPW – a hidden champion of the commercial vehicle industry; the BPW Group is represented by around 7,200 employees in over 50 countries. On this basis, BPW has been committed to cosmopolitanism for years.

BPW to showcase an electrically retrofitted lorry for municipal waste management at the bauma trade fair

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 14:00 CET

Managers of municipal commercial vehicle fleets are some of the regular visitors to bauma, the world’s leading trade fair for construction vehicles and machinery (8–14 April). BPW is bringing a very special vehicle to Munich on their behalf: a Mercedes-Benz Vario of Cologne’s municipal waste management company AWB, which has been converted from diesel to an electric drive.

Sensors to prevent lorry accidents: BPW receives world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 for ‘invisible’ product

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 14:02 CET

What exactly is ‘good design’? To many people, this primarily means an aesthetically pleasing product design. The iF DESIGN AWARD 2019, on the other hand, illustrates that good design is above all a matter of purpose and concept – and recognised the international mobility and system partner BPW for a product that consumers will probably never see

From fields to construction sites: Award-winning "AGRO Drive" drive axle from BPW also available for construction trailers

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 14:06 CET

Soft, loose and wet ground and slopes quickly push even hauled construction vehicles to their limits. With a hydraulic drive axle from BPW, drawbar trailers are now digging their own way out of the sludge: originally developed for agricultural use, the award-winning "AGRO Drive" system is also taking construction sites by storm.

Weighed and approved: BPW presents running gear computer with integrated weighing system at Bauma

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 14:04 CET

BPW now makes it possible to determine the weight of the load using a new type of sensor that via a hub wirelessly transmits its data from the drawbar trailer axle directly to end devices and via an ISO bus interface also to the driver's cab. This allows drivers and transport companies to gain full transparency over mileage and transported quantities – and can also bill by weight.

idem telematics: increased safety combined with lower costs

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 14:00 CET

When vehicles drive with too little air pressure in the tyres, it not only requires more fuel but it also affects safety: in the most critical cases, the material may get so hot that it catches fire. This was a deciding factor for Obermann Speditions-GmbH, a haulier based in Lower Saxony, in opting for telematics solutions from the BPW subsidiary, idem telematics.

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About BPW Bergische Achsen KG

About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft is the parent company of the BPW Group. With over 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-owned 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 offers vehicle manufacturers and operators the ability to increase the efficiency of their production and transport processes.

About the BPW Group
The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to ensure that transport keeps moving and is safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPW, Ermax, HBN, HESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gear, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group offers comprehensive mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs 7,200 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.48 billion euros in 2017.


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  • Germany