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Marketplace for mobility data: BPW Group invests in UZE Mobility - Round target of € 7.2 million achieved in 1st quarter 2020

Marketplace for mobility data: BPW Group invests in UZE Mobility - Round target of € 7.2 million achieved in 1st quarter 2020

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2020 08:47 CET

The BPW Group has acquired a stake in UZE Mobility GmbH. The Bremen-based start-up is setting up a worldwide Big Data marketplace on an AI basis to collect and market environment and mobility data. Previous developers of the company include Prof. Dr. Ing. Achim Kampker and the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston.

BPW works doctor now also treats sick truck drivers

BPW works doctor now also treats sick truck drivers

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 11:05 CET

Dr Gunnar Heymer, works doctor for BPW, will now also treat truck drivers who fall ill on the road. BPW is a member of the DocStop initiative, which provides truck drivers with medical treatment while on the road if they call the Europe-wide hotline on 00800 03627867. BPW Managing Director Michael Pfeiffer calls on other companies to do more to ensure the well-being of truck drivers.

More usable load, less fuel consumption: BPW offers the lightest trailer running gear of all times for extremely efficient transport

More usable load, less fuel consumption: BPW offers the lightest trailer running gear of all times for extremely efficient transport

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2020 14:02 CET

The new world champion in featherweight is called BPW: With novel lightweight components, BPW pushes the module weight of the 9t Airlight II trailer running gear to under 370 kilograms. This brings not only unprecedented lightness to heavy goods traffic, but also allows transport companies to benefit from more usable load and digital services throughout the vehicle's life.

VerkehrsRundschau award for BPW’s Political Education training programme

VerkehrsRundschau award for BPW’s Political Education training programme

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 13:15 CET

At BPW, apprentices learn far more than just a profession – for example, they also organise political discussion groups and hold their own meetings in Wiehl’s town hall. This is all thanks to the company’s own Political Education programme. In honour of this extraordinary commitment, BPW has now been awarded the VerkehrsRundschau award in the ‘Apprenticeships and Further Training’ category.

BPW expects CO2-pricing to drive innovation in transport and logistics

BPW expects CO2-pricing to drive innovation in transport and logistics

Press releases   •   Dec 12, 2019 14:00 CET

Between 2017 and 2018, BPW Bergische Achsen KG reduced its CO2 emissions by 60 percent to 7,855 tonnes. This dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at the main production plant was made possible by shifting to green electricity and e-mobility. However, the family business sees the highest potential for more climate protection in its innovations for transport and logistics.

Climate and cost-efficient trailers are now instantly recognisable: BPW AirSave wins the European Transport Prize for Sustainability

Climate and cost-efficient trailers are now instantly recognisable: BPW AirSave wins the European Transport Prize for Sustainability

Press releases   •   Nov 27, 2019 08:50 CET

All truck drawbar trailers look the same to the average consumer. But now even the layman can identify which trailer is safe, climate-friendly and cost-saving, as with just a glance at the wheel hubs you can immediately recognise whether the BPW AirSave system has been installed. It has now been awarded the highest European sustainability award in the transport industry.

Summit with a lasting impact: BPW takes issues and demands from transport and logistics sector from Wiehl to German parliament

Summit with a lasting impact: BPW takes issues and demands from transport and logistics sector from Wiehl to German parliament

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2019 14:00 CET

Some 100 top decision makers from the transport and logistics sectors met at the Wiehler Forum to discuss the issues that will shape the future of the industry. This year, the summit will also have a lasting impact outside the industry – for the first time ever, the participants set the agenda for a political dialogue with members of the German parliament in Berlin.

Customer magazines are old hat – BPW launches new online portal motionist.com dedicated to transport and logistics

Customer magazines are old hat – BPW launches new online portal motionist.com dedicated to transport and logistics

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2019 13:00 CEST

With the digitalisation of running gear technologies, adding digital connectivity to commercial vehicles and logistics processes as well as innovative electric drive systems, BPW is increasingly positioning itself as an innovation leader in the industry. Now BPW is also restructuring its corporate communications – its new online portal motionist.com centres on interaction with readers.

From setting the tone to serial innovation: why Ranga Yogeshwar named BPW one of Germany’s top 100 mid-sized companies

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

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.

BPW makes transport logistic trade fair doubly attractive with exclusive offers for maintenance, telematics and intelligent brakes

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.

UES Chassis GmbH: greater service and efficiency for container chassis hirers with IoT and CargoTracer

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

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 use robots in vocational and professional training

BPW to use robots in vocational and professional training

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.

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

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.

Born digital: BPW is revolutionising the configuration, ordering and production of running gears

Born digital: BPW is revolutionising the configuration, ordering and production of running gears

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:00 CEST

No other type of vehicle is as highly individual as the trailer – every transport task requires a specific running gear. BPW, one of the market leaders for complete running gear systems for truck-trailers and semi-trailers, has now considerably simplified the configuration of running gears: by utilising a "digital DNA" for all components, running gears can be configured and ordered online.

BPW axles with new "digital DNA" QR type plate: from configuration to production through to spare parts service

BPW axles with new "digital DNA" QR type plate: from configuration to production through to spare parts service

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 14:00 CEST

With a new type plate, BPW has now simplified the process for workshops and vehicle operators to identify and order spare parts: As of now they are provided with a QR code, which makes the associated product information directly accessible on a smartphone or tablet. Spare parts lists, service handbooks and service documents are now available in a matter of seconds.

Minister-President Armin Laschet visits BPW, a recognised role model for e-mobility and Industry 4.0

Minister-President Armin Laschet visits BPW, a recognised role model for e-mobility and Industry 4.0

Press releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 08:49 CEST

Minister-President Armin Laschet sees North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as a leading centre of innovation in e-mobility and of Industry 4.0 in Germany. On the recommendation of the state parliamentary representative Bodo Löttgen of the CDU party, he visited BPW in Wiehl to familiarise himself with novel drive concepts and production methods, and the digitally interconnected world of logistics.

BPW scoops Digital Champion prize

BPW scoops Digital Champion prize

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 15:04 CEST

BPW belongs to an elite group of enterprises in Germany that are spearheading the digital transformation of products, applications and processes. The business magazine Focus Money and its research institute Deutschland Test have now recognised BPW as one of the leading Digital Champions: The Hamburg Institute of International Economics assessed around 10,000 companies for the ranking exercise.

BPW boasts Germany’s most loyal labour force

BPW boasts Germany’s most loyal labour force

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 15:30 CET

Among German SMEs, no company can claim to have more loyal employees than BPW Bergische Achsen KG. In the latest round of the independent and anonymised TOP JOB survey, the family business’s employees give their employer top marks for communication, development and prospects. Compared with their counterparts in other companies, the employees of BPW are especially loyal.

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 7,350 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.52 billion euros in 2018.
www.bpw.de/en

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