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Young innovators Katharina Kermelk, product manager for the iGurt, and Alexander Lutze, head of the BPW Innovation Lab, with the CargoTracer.

BPW receives German Innovation Awards for digital cargo securing and freight tracking – two key technologies for autonomous transport

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.

Representatives of IMP and BPW accepted the Best of Consulting Award.

How customers become innovation partners: WirtschaftsWoche recognizes BPW’s co-innovation with Innovative Management Partner (IMP)

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.

Digitally monitored cargo restraint system ‘iGurt’ prevents accidents and damage to the load

Safer loading, more flexible manoeuvres: BPW receives two ‘Trailer Innovation 2019’ awards

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.

Dirk Hoffmeister, Head of Aftermarket, and Katrin Köster, Head of Corporate Communications at BPW, are pleased about the award.

Where “original parts” really are still original: BPW remains the clear favourite of PROFI Werkstatt readers

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.

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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.

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 around 7,000 staff in 27 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.731 billion euros in 2022.

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