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The power of the network: German SMEs to become innovation drivers of electric transport

The power of the network: German SMEs to become innovation drivers of electric transport

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 15:00 CEST

Who will lead the breakthrough for emission-free logistics in cities? What contribution can politics make? Is Germany in danger of losing the technological edge – or will all players now be able to make electrical transport a success story together? Top decision-makers from industry, research, politics and associations discussed these questions at BPW's first "Electric Networking Night" in Munich.

Open.Together: the BPW Group is showcasing itself as a partner for digitisation and networking at ‘transport logistic’ trade show

Open.Together: the BPW Group is showcasing itself as a partner for digitisation and networking at ‘transport logistic’ trade show

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 15:20 CEST

BPW is one of the global market leaders for trailer axles and running gear systems – but anyone looking for heavy metal at transport logistic in Munich is in for a surprise: the BPW Group stand at the trade fair (Hall A6, Booth 310) is all about digitisation, networking and electromobility. However, the company group wants to inspire its customers with more than just high-tech solutions...

BPW to showcase an electrically retrofitted lorry for municipal waste management at the bauma trade fair

BPW to showcase an electrically retrofitted lorry for municipal waste management at the bauma trade fair

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 14:00 CET

Managers of municipal commercial vehicle fleets are some of the regular visitors to bauma, the world’s leading trade fair for construction vehicles and machinery (8–14 April). BPW is bringing a very special vehicle to Munich on their behalf: a Mercedes-Benz Vario of Cologne’s municipal waste management company AWB, which has been converted from diesel to an electric drive.

BPW supplies electric drive for new lorry project from PEM at RWTH Aachen, Isuzu Motors Germany and StreetScooter

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.

BPW uses BMW i battery technology for electric drive for lorries

BPW uses BMW i battery technology for electric drive for lorries

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.

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.

Hellmann and Bergische Achsen KG start field tests with retro-fitted electric motor for commercial vehicles

Hellmann and Bergische Achsen KG start field tests with retro-fitted electric motor for commercial vehicles

Press releases   •   Aug 17, 2018 14:00 CEST

As part of an innovation cooperation, the globally operating logistics service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and one of the world’s largest manufacturer of trailer running gears, BPW Bergische Achsen KG, are starting a joint practical trial: they are bringing the eTransport, an electric motor axle recently developed by BPW, onto the roads.

A breath of fresh air in the urban environment – BPW’s electric axle drive eTransport takes second place in GreenTec Awards

A breath of fresh air in the urban environment – BPW’s electric axle drive eTransport takes second place in GreenTec Awards

Press releases   •   May 18, 2017 17:03 CEST

In Berlin on Friday BPW Group was presented with second prize for its electric axle drive eTransport in the GreenTec Awards, which rank among the world’s leading environmental innovation distinctions. The axle is targeted at electric urban delivery vehicles between 7.5 and 18 tonnes – a segment in which vigorous growth continues to be fuelled by online sales.

eTransport recognised as Green Truck Innovation 2017

eTransport recognised as Green Truck Innovation 2017

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 12:08 CEST

The panel of experts were clearly impressed by the zero-emission electric axle drive eTransport presented by BPW Bergische Achsen. Following their appraisal, the trade journal VerkehrsRundschau awarded BPW its Green Truck Innovation 2017 prize for this intelligent electric solution to inner city traffic problems.

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.
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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.
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