Digitalisation: BPW takes the lead in automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers - Transport industry ahead of transformation

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 15:00 CEST

The transport and logistics industry is on the brink of a radical transformation. The surprise: It is not the towing vehicle but the trailer that is driving the digital transformation – from vehicle construction to transport management to maintenance. BPW, a family enterprise from North-Rhine Westphalia, which is strengthening its lead as "Digital Champion" is providing the key technologies.

Marketplace for mobility data: BPW Group invests in UZE Mobility - Round target of € 7.2 million achieved in 1st quarter 2020

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2020 08:47 CET

The BPW Group has acquired a stake in UZE Mobility GmbH. The Bremen-based start-up is setting up a worldwide Big Data marketplace on an AI basis to collect and market environment and mobility data. Previous developers of the company include Prof. Dr. Ing. Achim Kampker and the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston.

BPW works doctor now also treats sick truck drivers

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 11:05 CET

Dr Gunnar Heymer, works doctor for BPW, will now also treat truck drivers who fall ill on the road. BPW is a member of the DocStop initiative, which provides truck drivers with medical treatment while on the road if they call the Europe-wide hotline on 00800 03627867. BPW Managing Director Michael Pfeiffer calls on other companies to do more to ensure the well-being of truck drivers.

More usable load, less fuel consumption: BPW offers the lightest trailer running gear of all times for extremely efficient transport

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2020 14:02 CET

The new world champion in featherweight is called BPW: With novel lightweight components, BPW pushes the module weight of the 9t Airlight II trailer running gear to under 370 kilograms. This brings not only unprecedented lightness to heavy goods traffic, but also allows transport companies to benefit from more usable load and digital services throughout the vehicle's life.

VerkehrsRundschau award for BPW’s Political Education training programme

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 13:15 CET

At BPW, apprentices learn far more than just a profession – for example, they also organise political discussion groups and hold their own meetings in Wiehl’s town hall. This is all thanks to the company’s own Political Education programme. In honour of this extraordinary commitment, BPW has now been awarded the VerkehrsRundschau award in the ‘Apprenticeships and Further Training’ category.

Following an asset deal, PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG will take over the trading activities of Monark Automotive GmbH and the Monark brand

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 15:00 CET

From 1 February 2020, PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG will take over the trade business of Monark Automotive GmbH and the Monark brand. Monark Automotive GmbH, based in Hamburg, has more than 60 years of experience and expertise in supplying spare parts for commercial vehicles, ranging from starters to work lamps.

BPW expects CO2-pricing to drive innovation in transport and logistics

Press releases   •   Dec 12, 2019 14:00 CET

Between 2017 and 2018, BPW Bergische Achsen KG reduced its CO2 emissions by 60 percent to 7,855 tonnes. This dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at the main production plant was made possible by shifting to green electricity and e-mobility. However, the family business sees the highest potential for more climate protection in its innovations for transport and logistics.

idem telematics and Nagel-Group: Uncompromisingly reliable telematics for complex requirements

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2019 11:05 CET

The Nagel-Group has over 7,000 vehicles in operation across Europe in order to deliver foodstuffs such as dairy products and fruit fresh, safe and on time to customers. "Our telematics requirements are accordingly high and very complex," explains Arthur Ebel, Fleet in Corporate Procurement & Fleet Management Supervisor of the Nagel-Group. "Idem telematics completely won us over here."

BPW is becoming increasingly involved in the digital platform economy

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2019 12:00 CET

The BPW Group has already successfully established digital platforms and business models with the European market leader for trailer telematics, idem telematics, and webshop specialist and spare parts data aggregator PE Data. In future, the company intends to be even more adaptable when it comes to developing and implementing new digital ideas.

Climate and cost-efficient trailers are now instantly recognisable: BPW AirSave wins the European Transport Prize for Sustainability

Press releases   •   Nov 27, 2019 08:50 CET

All truck drawbar trailers look the same to the average consumer. But now even the layman can identify which trailer is safe, climate-friendly and cost-saving, as with just a glance at the wheel hubs you can immediately recognise whether the BPW AirSave system has been installed. It has now been awarded the highest European sustainability award in the transport industry.

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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.


  • BPW Bergische Achsen KG
  • Ohlerhammer
  • 51674 Wiehl
  • Germany