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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Summit with a lasting impact: BPW takes issues and demands from transport and logistics sector from Wiehl to German parliament

Summit with a lasting impact: BPW takes issues and demands from transport and logistics sector from Wiehl to German parliament

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2019 14:00 CET

Some 100 top decision makers from the transport and logistics sectors met at the Wiehler Forum to discuss the issues that will shape the future of the industry. This year, the summit will also have a lasting impact outside the industry – for the first time ever, the participants set the agenda for a political dialogue with members of the German parliament in Berlin.

Digital independence for forwarders: idem telematics wins German Telematics Award

Digital independence for forwarders: idem telematics wins German Telematics Award

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2019 11:00 CET

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.

Always saving fuel, tyres, time and CO2: BPW now delivers the intelligent AirSave tyre pressure control system

Always saving fuel, tyres, time and CO2: BPW now delivers the intelligent AirSave tyre pressure control system

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2019 11:00 CET

Greater safety and economy is hard to come by in the transport industry. Or is it? BPW is now delivering the AirSave tyre pressure control system that pays for itself in the first year: The system achieves enormous savings in terms of fuel, tyres and time. This is confirmed by the forwarders involved in the practical tests.

BPW gets its grips on the brake force of unsprung agricultural machinery

BPW gets its grips on the brake force of unsprung agricultural machinery

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2019 12:00 CET

Unsprung agricultural and forestry vehicles are feared obstacles on the road, and not only at harvest time: their brakes can only be adjusted by hand – a rather fiddly and risky guesswork. The EU has therefore tightened regulations. The answer from BPW is as simple as it is ingenious: with a patent-pending fully mechanical system, drivers now have the brakes quite literally in their hands.

Unbreakable – and pretty cool: the new generation of the indestructible Ermax tail lights, now even better with an LED chase

Unbreakable – and pretty cool: the new generation of the indestructible Ermax tail lights, now even better with an LED chase

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2019 14:48 CEST

A tail light with a cool design and dynamic flashing – on an agricultural commercial vehicle of all things! The BPW Group will show that the attractive form of the next generation trailer tail lights is a continuation of its function at the Agritechnia trade fair (10-16 November in Hanover; Hall 15, Stand E05) – and why they're worthwhile for the vehicle operator and the environment.

Pistor AG uses idem telematics in demanding distribution transport

Pistor AG uses idem telematics in demanding distribution transport

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2019 15:02 CEST

Pistor AG supplies bakeries, gastronomic establishments, nursing homes and hospitals in Switzerland with food, beverages, packaging or care items such as towels. As an independent partner, Pistor AG offers its customers an extensive range of more than 18,000 items and modular, customised solutions. They are closely supported by idem telematics, the telematics specialists from the BPW Group.

Agriculture 4.0: Total transparency in driving, loading, spreading, feeding and weighing with the BPW AGRO Hub weighing system

Agriculture 4.0: Total transparency in driving, loading, spreading, feeding and weighing with the BPW AGRO Hub weighing system

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2019 11:00 CEST

Contractors and cultivators can now continuously digitally monitor the total weight and the usable load of their drawbar trailers – even during use: the running gear computer AGRO Hub, which BPW will present at Agritechnica 2019, controls and measures the use of spreaders and loading and feed mixers. Even transport drawbar trailers are saved the detour via weighbridges and yard scales.

Growing together: BPW highlighting successful system partnership with agricultural machinery manufacturers at Agritechnica 2019

Growing together: BPW highlighting successful system partnership with agricultural machinery manufacturers at Agritechnica 2019

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 12:00 CEST

The BPW Group is growing successfully as one of the preferred system partners of agricultural machinery manufacturers. With its high-tech axles and digital innovations, the company is driving the Agriculture 4.0 trend. At Agritechnica 2019, BPW will be exhibiting sophisticated solutions for the entire year, from tillage to harvest.

 VISION mobility readers name BPW ‘Best supplier’

VISION mobility readers name BPW ‘Best supplier’

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 11:00 CEST

BPW shines at the IAA in Frankfurt as ‘Best supplier’ – the medium-sized company that actually specialises in commercial vehicle and transport technologies. VISION mobility, Deloitte and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) honored BPW for a drive axle that can be used in the conversion of trucks from diesel to electric drives.

Customer magazines are old hat – BPW launches new online portal motionist.com dedicated to transport and logistics

Customer magazines are old hat – BPW launches new online portal motionist.com dedicated to transport and logistics

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2019 13:00 CEST

With the digitalisation of running gear technologies, adding digital connectivity to commercial vehicles and logistics processes as well as innovative electric drive systems, BPW is increasingly positioning itself as an innovation leader in the industry. Now BPW is also restructuring its corporate communications – its new online portal motionist.com centres on interaction with readers.

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 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 7,350 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.52 billion euros in 2018.
www.bpw.de/en

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