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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.

New award recognises BPW as fairest employer in automotive supply industry

New award recognises BPW as fairest employer in automotive supply industry

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 10:58 CET

For many years BPW Bergische Achsen KG has ranked among Germany’s top employers, as recently reconfirmed by the magazine Focus Business. It has now been recognised as the fairest employer in its industry. The accolade is the outcome of a new ranking produced by Faktenkontor with academic support on behalf of Focus Money and Deutschland Test.

Out with the diesel engine and in with the electric axle – market leader in special-purpose truck construction initiates standard electrification programme for municipal utility vehicles with BPW axle drive

Out with the diesel engine and in with the electric axle – market leader in special-purpose truck construction initiates standard electrification programme for municipal utility vehicles with BPW axle drive

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 12:15 CET

The electrification of municipal and commercial utility vehicles is now gathering pace following today’s announcement by the Paul Group, a European leader in special-purpose vehicle construction, of a standard conversion package for the Mercedes-Benz Vario in collaboration with BPW Bergische Achsen KG. The company revealed its plans at a preview for local authorities in Vilshofen in Bavaria.

IATF certification ushers BPW into premier league of automotive suppliers

IATF certification ushers BPW into premier league of automotive suppliers

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 11:15 CET

Its certificate of compliance with IATF 16949 standard enables BPW to consolidate its position as a quality leader in the commercial vehicle industry. The award also cements its position among the world’s elite automotive suppliers. The certification serves as a milestone not only for the company, but also in the run-up to the launch of the electric axle drive eTransport.

Breakthrough for digital goods monitoring – BPW Innovation Lab makes cargo tracking affordable

Breakthrough for digital goods monitoring – BPW Innovation Lab makes cargo tracking affordable

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 08:45 CET

Situated in Siegburg, the think tank of BPW Group has unveiled an all-new digital goods tracking solution capable of significantly improving supply chain transparency. Costing around one-third of existing systems, it runs autonomously for up to two years without requiring a battery change. The solution is currently undergoing testing and scheduled to enter the market in 2018.

BPW accomplishes wholesale switch to green electricity and publishes sustainability report

BPW accomplishes wholesale switch to green electricity and publishes sustainability report

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:29 CET

BPW Bergische Achsen KG of Wiehl in the west of Germany is not only an innovation leader in the transport and logistics sector, but also ranks among the pioneers as regards sustainability. The company switched to procuring all of its electricity from renewables in the summer and has now published its first sustainability report in compliance with the UN Global Compact.

BPW’s electric drive for heavy goods vehicles scoops European Transport Prize for Sustainability

BPW’s electric drive for heavy goods vehicles scoops European Transport Prize for Sustainability

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:20 CET

eTransport, the electric axle drive developed by BPW, is thought to have won more innovation prizes this year than any other concept in its category. BPW has now added the European Transport Prize for Sustainability to its trophy cabinet. The company ranks among the heavyweights in the true sense of the word, not only in view of its multiple awards.

ECO Disc confirmed as Europe’s most popular trailer disc brake as production passes two-million mark

ECO Disc confirmed as Europe’s most popular trailer disc brake as production passes two-million mark

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2017 18:05 CET

The trailer disc brake ECO Disc manufactured by BPW Bergische Achsen KG is a runaway success. Countless hauliers have come to appreciate its quality credentials since it was introduced seven years ago. In September, total production passed the two-million mark. And in 2016 ECO Disc was the top-selling trailer disc brake on the European market.

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 7,200 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.48 billion euros in 2017.
www.bpw.de/en

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