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.
BPW reinvents the running gear for trailers: Fully digitalised modular concept for on- and off-road use
Press releases • Feb 19, 2019 13:00 CET
With a platform for running gears that has been thoroughly redesigned, BPW now covers both on-road and off-road applications. This means that running gear can be configured for trailers that can be used just as easily and efficiently on the road as on the construction site. The highlight is a "digital DNA" that accompanies the vehicle throughout its life with intelligent services.
Press releases • Feb 14, 2019 14:14 CET
Large manoeuvring areas for deliveries are a luxury that construction site logistics specialists can only dream of. On inner-city construction sites, things are especially tight – and not only with regard to space, but also in terms of timing. Drawbar trailers can now manoeuvre faster and more safely with an innovative auxiliary steering system from BPW.
Press releases • Feb 07, 2019 14:01 CET
The French rental company Fraikin uses the entire idem telematics product range in Germany to fully and completely monitor its vehicles. As a result, different telematics boxes are fitted in all of the supplier’s towing units and semi-trailers. Fraikin uses the system for the preventive control of tractor units and superstructures to avoid unusual wear and damage.
Press releases • Jan 15, 2019 14:00 CET
25 per cent more traction for the trailer on wet and difficult ground conditions and higher loads with smaller towing vehicles: these system benefits provided by the ‘AGRO Drive’ hydraulic drive axle have given BPW a bestseller among farmers and contractors. As a result, the drive axle has now won the most important public choice award in the agricultural industry.
How customers become innovation partners: WirtschaftsWoche recognizes BPW’s co-innovation with Innovative Management Partner (IMP)
Press releases • Dec 12, 2018 11:05 CET
Improperly secured cargo is frequently the cause of wobbling and tipping lorries on the road – and accidents and cargo damage cost transport companies millions every year. In future, an innovative, intelligent cargo securing system from BPW will prevent this from happening. Yet the development methodology used is also a remarkable aspect of this innovation.
BPW supplies electric drive for new lorry project from PEM at RWTH Aachen, Isuzu Motors Germany and StreetScooter
Press releases • Dec 04, 2018 16:10 CET
Electric vans are being spotted in more and more inner cities – most of them in the bright distinctive colours of the postal service, delivering letters, parcels and packages. Yet truly heavy loads are soon to be transported electrically, too: BPW is supplying the drive axle technology for a research project at RWTH Aachen aimed at helping the electric lorry achieve their breakthrough.
Press releases • Nov 27, 2018 11:11 CET
BPW has been picking up a series of prestigious awards as an employer, training workplace and leader of innovation for years. Now, the F.A.Z.-Institut has put the family-owned company at the top of the list of ‘Germany’s most desirable companies’. Behind this lies a finely balanced blend of enthusiastic innovation and the security that is typical of medium-sized businesses.
Press releases • Nov 23, 2018 11:00 CET
As one of the innovation leaders of the transport industry, BPW dovetails its know-how in IT and mechatronics closely with its vocational training. As a result, BPW was given the distinction of being one of the “Best Companies for vocational training in Germany” in March. Now the company is taking its vocational training and staff qualifications to the next level by adding a robotics branch.
BPW covers electrical base load of its brakes factory with solar power – new sustainability report now online
Press releases • Oct 23, 2018 14:04 CEST
The BPW Group, leading European supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has been producing completely CO2-neutral at its main plant since last year. BPW is now covering the base load of one of its plants with solar energy for the first time. The commitment of the family-owned company ranges from resource-saving products to political education, as the new sustainability report shows.
Press releases • Sep 27, 2018 11:00 CEST
BPW can once again celebrate its win of an important innovation prize – twice over. A jury of 16 international trade journalists and experts from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) selected two innovations from BPW for the ‘Trailer Innovation 2019’ award. Both innovations combine a significant gain in safety with substantial cost savings for vehicle operators.
Press releases • Sep 26, 2018 11:00 CEST
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.
Press releases • Sep 24, 2018 15:29 CEST
Schmitz Cargobull and the BPW Group announce a strategic cooperation in the field of telematics at the IAA Commercial Vehicles: In future, data can be exchanged between the "cargofleet3" telematics system of BPW subsidiary idem telematics and the new Schmitz Cargobull TrailerConnect® portal via a common interface.
Press releases • Sep 24, 2018 15:00 CEST
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is announcing its partnership with BMW i for an electric drive system for commercial vehicles. BPW will use battery technology from BMW i for its particularly powerful drive axle, which is designed for heavy vans and lorries with a gross weight of up to 7.5 tonnes. A drive concept for lorries with a gross weight of 26 tonnes is under development.
Press releases • Sep 18, 2018 11:05 CEST
The BPW Innovation Lab is launching the innovative CargoTracer freight tracking system at the IAA with an attractive trial offer: shippers will be able to test BPW CargoTracer prototypes for three months at a special introductory price. But it is not only freight that can now be digitally networked.
Where “original parts” really are still original: BPW remains the clear favourite of PROFI Werkstatt readers
Press releases • Sep 12, 2018 15:55 CEST
If you want to find out about quality in the spare parts service, ask the professionals. Every two years, the editors of the professional journal “PROFI Werkstatt” ask their readers to rate the quality of the most important products and services. BPW has become the frontrunner in a key discipline - and is announcing the next service innovations in time for the Automechanika and IAA trade fairs.
Track and trace made remarkably easy and affordable, too – BPW paves the way towards digitisation for hauliers with mini telematics
Press releases • Sep 11, 2018 15:00 CEST
Is digitisation leaving small and medium-sized hauliers behind? The fact is that around 85% of trailers on the market have no telematics and are missing a digital connection – faxes, paper trails and constant calls to drivers and dispatchers are still part and parcel of day-to-day work, even in 2018. The BPW Group now wants to change that.
Wiehl is set to become the first city in Germany to put a van with an electrically converted motor axle supplied by BPW into operation
Press releases • Sep 10, 2018 14:00 CEST
In the Bavarian city of Vilshofen, the vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge is currently preparing for the standard conversion of municipal commercial vehicles on the production line to turn them into electric vehicles. The city of Wiehl is BPW's home town. It was there that Mayor Ulrich Stücker accepted the first Mercedes Benz Vario equipped with BPW’s electric motor axle eTransport.
Press releases • Sep 06, 2018 14:03 CEST
Transport damages caused by poorly-secured freight are routine in the transport business; serious accidents and damages to the load frequently occur due to rolling and tipping truck trailers. BPW is now tackling one of the main causes with intelligent cargo restraints: the iGurt checks and documents the tension of the lashing strap and promises massive savings.
Press releases • Sep 04, 2018 14:00 CEST
BPW, a leading supplier of axles and running gear technology for commercial vehicles worldwide, will be presenting a new platform for trailer running gears at the IAA: completely redesigned and digitalised, the configuration, construction and manufacturing of trailers has been considerably slimmed down and sped up. To do this, BPW uses newly developed laser techniques.