From setting the tone to serial innovation: why Ranga Yogeshwar named BPW one of Germany’s top 100 mid-sized companies
Press releases • Jul 02, 2019 19:19 CEST
Of all German prizes for innovation, the ‘Top 100’ award plays a unique role: it’s the only competition to honour mid-sized businesses for their innovation management. BPW head of development Dr Markus Kliffken explains why he’d like to give the prize awarded by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar straight back to the commercial vehicle specialists’ customers.
Best brands: how BPW gets its customers and employees excited about the high-tech revolution in the transport and commercial vehicle industry
Press releases • Jul 02, 2019 08:21 CEST
The BPW Group is driving innovation in transport and logistics with Industry 4.0, digitisation, e-mobility and networking. At the same time, the family-owned company is managing to gain customers, partners and employees for the transformation – and the brand strategy plays an important role, too.
Press releases • Jun 07, 2019 15:00 CEST
Who will lead the breakthrough for emission-free logistics in cities? What contribution can politics make? Is Germany in danger of losing the technological edge – or will all players now be able to make electrical transport a success story together? Top decision-makers from industry, research, politics and associations discussed these questions at BPW's first "Electric Networking Night" in Munich.
Press releases • Jun 05, 2019 15:30 CEST
Combining truck and trailer data on a single interface displaying information on both systems in real time – industry-leading telematics specialists Daimler Fleetboard and idem telematics are offering their customers the chance to do exactly that through an innovative partnership.
idem telematics is radically simplifying telematics for trailers: new Gateway PRO integrates functions, interfaces and wireless standards
Press releases • Jun 03, 2019 15:00 CEST
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.
BPW receives German Innovation Awards for digital cargo securing and freight tracking – two key technologies for autonomous transport
Press releases • May 29, 2019 11:00 CEST
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.
BPW makes transport logistic trade fair doubly attractive with exclusive offers for maintenance, telematics and intelligent brakes
Press releases • May 22, 2019 15:00 CEST
This year, a visit to the transport logistic trade fair will be especially worthwhile – BPW and idem telematics (Hall A6, Booth 310) are offering special deals that are sure to be a big hit. Customers will benefit from attractive discounts on customised maintenance and telematics packages or a combination of telematics and the new BrakePadMonitor brake lining wear sensor system.
Press releases • May 15, 2019 15:00 CEST
BPW Bergische Achsen KG has been ranked by respected institutes and media firms as one of Germany’s top employers and training providers for years. A further study has now confirmed that the family-owned company is among the top one per cent for quality as an employer, following an analysis of around 70,000 companies for the title of ‘Leading Employer 2019’.
Press releases • May 09, 2019 15:00 CEST
The shreds of blown truck tyres are a typical sight along the edge of the motorway. Yet blown truck tyres are anything but harmless – tyre blowouts are highly dangerous and even minimal pressure losses can be extremely costly for hauliers. This is why BPW will soon be offering a tyre pressure control system ex works that pays for itself during the very first year.
Open.Together: the BPW Group is showcasing itself as a partner for digitisation and networking at ‘transport logistic’ trade show
Press releases • May 07, 2019 15:20 CEST
BPW is one of the global market leaders for trailer axles and running gear systems – but anyone looking for heavy metal at transport logistic in Munich is in for a surprise: the BPW Group stand at the trade fair (Hall A6, Booth 310) is all about digitisation, networking and electromobility. However, the company group wants to inspire its customers with more than just high-tech solutions...
UES Chassis GmbH: greater service and efficiency for container chassis hirers with IoT and CargoTracer
Press releases • Apr 25, 2019 15:00 CEST
An unloaded container chassis is up to ten metres long and weighs up to 5,500 kilos. And yet despite their size, these chassis still frequently disappear without a trace. The Hamburg-based chassis leasing company UES is now using the ‘Internet of Transport’ to track them down and to assist hirers and drivers more effectively in the event of a breakdown.
BPW supports a joint initiative from German family-owned companies focusing on tolerance and cosmopolitanism
Press releases • Mar 26, 2019 14:02 CET
There are not only employees with German passports behind the global success of German medium-sized companies. Over 1,600 employees from 26 countries work at BPW – a hidden champion of the commercial vehicle industry; the BPW Group is represented by around 7,200 employees in over 50 countries. On this basis, BPW has been committed to cosmopolitanism for years.
BPW to showcase an electrically retrofitted lorry for municipal waste management at the bauma trade fair
Press releases • Mar 21, 2019 14:00 CET
Managers of municipal commercial vehicle fleets are some of the regular visitors to bauma, the world’s leading trade fair for construction vehicles and machinery (8–14 April). BPW is bringing a very special vehicle to Munich on their behalf: a Mercedes-Benz Vario of Cologne’s municipal waste management company AWB, which has been converted from diesel to an electric drive.
Sensors to prevent lorry accidents: BPW receives world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 for ‘invisible’ product
Press releases • Mar 19, 2019 14:02 CET
What exactly is ‘good design’? To many people, this primarily means an aesthetically pleasing product design. The iF DESIGN AWARD 2019, on the other hand, illustrates that good design is above all a matter of purpose and concept – and recognised the international mobility and system partner BPW for a product that consumers will probably never see
From fields to construction sites: Award-winning "AGRO Drive" drive axle from BPW also available for construction trailers
Press releases • Mar 12, 2019 14:06 CET
Soft, loose and wet ground and slopes quickly push even hauled construction vehicles to their limits. With a hydraulic drive axle from BPW, drawbar trailers are now digging their own way out of the sludge: originally developed for agricultural use, the award-winning "AGRO Drive" system is also taking construction sites by storm.
Press releases • Mar 07, 2019 14:04 CET
BPW now makes it possible to determine the weight of the load using a new type of sensor that via a hub wirelessly transmits its data from the drawbar trailer axle directly to end devices and via an ISO bus interface also to the driver's cab. This allows drivers and transport companies to gain full transparency over mileage and transported quantities – and can also bill by weight.
Press releases • Mar 05, 2019 14:00 CET
When vehicles drive with too little air pressure in the tyres, it not only requires more fuel but it also affects safety: in the most critical cases, the material may get so hot that it catches fire. This was a deciding factor for Obermann Speditions-GmbH, a haulier based in Lower Saxony, in opting for telematics solutions from the BPW subsidiary, idem telematics.
Press releases • Feb 28, 2019 15:00 CET
Transporting and delivering asphalt is a delicate business: the mix, which is at a temperature of around 180 degrees, is susceptible to wind; too much oxygen and temperature losses can ruin its quality while on the road. At the Bauma trade fair, BPW will present an intelligent sensor system for dumper trucks that replaces the current method of measuring temperature which is prone to errors.
Predictive maintenance: BPW now offers measurement of brake lining wear in the trailer with a new sensor
Press releases • Feb 26, 2019 14:00 CET
The next generation of Europe’s top-selling trailer disc brake is in the starting blocks – but it doesn't come alone: BPW is also supplying a completely redeveloped sensor which is the first to continuously measure brake lining wear and thus enable visits to the garage to be timed perfectly. The system requires no maintenance and can be retrofitted for all BPW trailer disc brakes.
Press releases • Feb 21, 2019 14:04 CET
Whether it's ready-mix concrete, sand or asphalt at 180 degrees Celsius, in the construction industry, trailers usually transport extreme payloads – the demands on braking performance are correspondingly high. BPW, Europe's largest trailer brake manufacturer, introduces the "ECO Disc TS2" – based on a successful concept that has been tried and tested more than two million times.