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BPW air suspension Airlight II now for swap body and jumbo trailers as well

Press Release   •   Oct 16, 2017 15:44 CEST

The BPW air suspension Airlight II is now available for swap body and jumbo trailers as well.
  • Broader application range for air suspension Airlight II
  • Low module weight increases vehicle load capacity
  • Includes 5+3-year ECO Plus Warranty with unlimited mileage


Wiehl, 16.10.2017 --- 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.

BPW is supporting the continuing trend towards swap body and jumbo trailers with lightweight running gear systems. Depending on the version, the air suspension Airlight II can reduce the weight of three-axle units by as much as 150 kilograms – compared with customary running gear systems.

Another advantage of the Airlight II lies in its modular design, which facilitates and accelerates both installation and servicing. In addition, BPW grants its 5+3-year ECO Plus Warranty, giving operators at least eight years of security as regards the suspension. The warranty is valid for unlimited mileage throughout Europe and includes three years of cover for other components, such as brake cylinders, shock absorbers and air bags.

In view of the boom in online retailing in particular, and the associated rise in parcel deliveries, annual sales of swap body trailers are currently growing at double-digit rates. Demand for jumbo trailers is likewise increasing continuously thanks to productivity increases in the automotive manufacturing and supply industries.

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


About BPW Group
BPW Group, based in Wiehl, Germany, is a dependable international mobility and system partner for the transport industry, serving as a one-stop shop for innovative solutions. Its portfolio embraces axles, suspension systems and brake technologies (BPW), locking systems and bodywork technology (Hestal), lighting systems (Ermax), composite technologies (HBN-Teknik), and user-friendly telematics applications for trucks and trailers (idem telematics). BPW Group’s technologies and services support manufacturers’ cost-effective workflows and enable vehicle operators to manage their fleets efficiently by maximising the transparency of loading and transport processes. The owner-managed BPW Group encompasses 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,000 people. www.wethinktransport.com

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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 7,200 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.48 billion euros in 2017.
www.bpw.de/en

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