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The BPW Group is instrumental in driving forward the digital transformation in transport industry

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

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.

Arthur Ebel, Supervisor Fleet in Corporate Procurement & Fleet Management of the Nagel-Group, is convinced by the service portfolio of the telematics specialist idem telematics.

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

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."

Jens Zeller, Managing Director idem telematics GmbH (centre) with the Chairman of the Jury Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Leo Dudek (left), Dean Faculty of Technology, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg and Oliver Trost, ETM Verlag (right)

Digital independence for forwarders: idem telematics wins German Telematics Award

Europe's leading trailer telematics system is also the best. This is the verdict given by the German Telematics Award panel of experts, one which is bestowed once every two years: idem telematics successfully relies on the principle of system openness in order to network practically everything in transport – including competing third-party systems. That's why forwarders also give top marks.

It may look inconspicuous, but the new TC Trailer Gateway PRO telematics hardware from idem telematics holds a great deal of knowledge and potential for transport companies.

idem telematics is radically simplifying telematics for trailers: new Gateway PRO integrates functions, interfaces and wireless standards

idem telematics is radically simplifying the installation and maintenance of telematics hardware in trailers: TC Trailer Gateway PRO is the first solution to integrate central functions and can also communicate via five different wireless standards. This simplifies the installation of original equipment and greatly speeds up retrofitting and service work.

Young innovators Katharina Kermelk, product manager for the iGurt, and Alexander Lutze, head of the BPW Innovation Lab, with the CargoTracer.

BPW receives German Innovation Awards for digital cargo securing and freight tracking – two key technologies for autonomous transport

BPW is giving cargo a voice using sensors and digital connectivity – the iGurt indicates whether it is correctly secured in the drawbar trailer during the journey, while the CargoTracer connects it directly with senders' and recipients' merchandise management systems. And these solutions already contain key technologies required for autonomous transport.

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Welcome to BPW Bergische Achsen KG!

About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With around 1,500 employees, including around 100 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.

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 around 7,000 staff in 27 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.731 billion euros in 2022.

BPW Bergische Achsen KG