Press release -
Partnership agreement between BPW and service network Alltrucks
- BPW provides trailer solutions and digital services to the Alltrucks service network
- An experienced European service network, including for the new BAX e-truck
- More speed and uptime due to standardised processes in trailer services
- Thore Bakker: "A win-win situation for vehicle operators, Alltrucks and BPW"
Wiehl/ Munich, 15.09.2022 --- The Alltrucks service network founded by Bosch, Knorr-Bremse and ZF is enhancing its service and trailer expertise with axles, running gear solutions and e-solutions from BPW: the Alltrucks partners in central Europe will provide BPW mobility products and digital spare parts services from the start of 2023. Vehicle operators will benefit from a faster, safer and closer trailer services.
The multi-brand, full-service workshop concept 'Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service' and BPW Bergische Achsen KG signed an international cooperation agreement ahead of the IAA Transportation: through this cooperation, BPW will enhance its service networks with Alltrucks workshops in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. The cooperation will then be successively expanded throughout Europe. From January 2023, Alltrucks partner workshops and selected existing BPW service partners will offer maintenance and repairs of trailer axles and suspension components to the highest standard: through training, digital services, a simple and smart spare parts service and standardised processes, BPW and Alltrucks will ensure closer, faster and safer trailer services - and therefore more uptime and customer satisfaction.
Specialised Alltrucks partner workshops will also take over the after sales service for BAX, the new brand for electric trucks with a BPW axle drive system. The vehicle with EU type approval and with Alltrucks workshops trained to provide eMobility services, the new BAX 7.5 is ready for its Europe-wide roll-out.
BPW is also supporting Alltrucks with its own spare parts trade network. In this context, service points will have access to innovative digital services - such as a smartphone app which can be used to identify spare parts in seconds, and which will give in the future access to maintenance documentation and instructions. Upon request, BPW may also provide a digital spare parts warehouse which can be integrated into the existing workshop system or placed on the premises as a pre-equipped container ('Upbox'): spare parts can simply be picked from the shelves; Through Radio Frequency identification Tags the parts are automatically identified, invoiced and replenished.
Thore Bakker, General Manager Trailer Solutions & Mobility Services at BPW: "Through the partnership with Alltrucks, we can offer vehicle operators across Europe outstanding, standardised service quality for everything to do with trailers. This enables us to guarantee even more close-knit digital efficiency in our solutions and optimal uptime."
Homer Smyrliadis, CEO and CFO of Alltrucks: "With BPW, we are strengthening our Full-Service workshop concept with an additional European industry leader in the commercial vehicle sector. This brings us a big step closer to a more comprehensive, efficient and safe mobility concept for transport companies. The commitment of our two companies to provide excellent services has convinced us that through this cooperation we can fulfil the increasing expectations of our customers."
Homer Smyrliadis and Thore Bakker will be available for Q&As at the Alltrucks booth at IAA Transportation on 19th September between 1 pm and 2 pm: Hall 12, Stand B50.
About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is the parent company of the BPW Group. With around 1,500 employees, including around 100 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 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 6,800 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.372 billion euros in 2020. www.bpw.de/en