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‘Digital seal’ from idem telematics wins Telematik Award 2018 in the ‘Best innovation’ category

Press release   •   Sep 26, 2018 11:00 CEST

Smiles all round for BPW and idem telematics as they win the Telematik Award 2018 (from left to right): Katrin Köster, BPW Group, Florian Modrich, Heiko Boch and Jens Zeller, idem telematics, Dr Markus Kliffken, BPW Group
  • Presentation at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018
  • Special prize for the ‘Best innovation’ of all solutions submitted
  • ‘Digital seal’ offers invisible protection for the cargo
  • Jury evaluates the technology, user support and service

Munich, Hanover, 26.09.2018 --- The ‘digital seal’ from idem telematics has been awarded the Telematik Award 2018 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: the expert jury selected the Munich-based company as the winner of the special prize for the ‘Best innovation’ of all 278 solutions that were entered.

Jens Zeller, Managing Director of idem telematics, accepted the prize at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover. ‘We are extremely pleased with this award,’ Jens Zeller said. ‘It confirms that our solutions provide the optimum answers to the real challenges of day-to-day business in the transport industry. Our engineers work on state-of-the-art, cost-effective telematics applications that provide vehicle operators with concrete, straightforward support.’

The digital seal is an innovative security concept that documents whether the load stays intact on the transport route. At the same time, its simple handling creates cost benefits for the forwarder, as there is no need for additional hardware components. It replaces labour-intensive conventional seals that need to be attached manually by the driver and provides an invisible protective wall that secures the goods using customised parameters such as geofencing. If an unauthorised person attempts to open the door, this is immediately reported to the party who is responsible for the vehicle. The digital seal also enables legally valid documentation to be produced. The innovation is integrated in the ‘cargofleet3’ portal and is complemented by a new type of swap body management.

idem telematics previously won over the jury in 2016 with the TC Trailer Gateway modular telematics solution. The media group Telematik-Markt.de invites entries for the Telematik Award every two years and the prizes are presented at the IAA Commercial Vehicles – in cooperation with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation of Lower Saxony. The winners are selected by an independent specialist jury made up of members from business and academia, trade journalists, users and experts. The jury evaluates the technical aspects of the nominated products, but also takes into consideration ratings for customer-focused user support and the after-sales service.

idem telematics is presenting its range of solutions at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover at the BPW Group stand – C31 – in Hall 26 from 20 to 27 September. 


About idem telematics GmbH– connecting all road transport

As Europe’s leading telematics partner, idem telematics supports forwarding agents, fleet operators and shippers in continuously improving their core business by means of data, thereby increasing their profitability, customer satisfaction and competitiveness: uncomplicated, independent, cross-fleet and cross-manufacturer, and adaptable to any company size and business model. The service centres on individual on-site process consulting combined with Europe’s market-leading, all-in-one cargofleet3 telematics platform for vehicles, freight and drivers. Consolidating and summarising the data sets of vehicles, drivers and freight, idem telematics provides a complete system for increasing the transparency and profitability of the entire logistics process. The benefits: unique customer proximity and flexibility for individual telematics requirements based on 20 years of telematics, transport and logistics know-how. idem telematics is a subsidiary of the BPW Group and employs around 75 staff at its facilities in Munich and Ulm.www.idemtelematics.com

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 the BPW Group
The 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.bpw.de/e

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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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