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From fields to construction sites: Award-winning "AGRO Drive" drive axle from BPW also available for construction trailers

From fields to construction sites: Award-winning "AGRO Drive" drive axle from BPW also available for construction trailers

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 14:06 CET

Soft, loose and wet ground and slopes quickly push even hauled construction vehicles to their limits. With a hydraulic drive axle from BPW, drawbar trailers are now digging their own way out of the sludge: originally developed for agricultural use, the award-winning "AGRO Drive" system is also taking construction sites by storm.

 Weighed and approved: BPW presents running gear computer with integrated weighing system at Bauma

Weighed and approved: BPW presents running gear computer with integrated weighing system at Bauma

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 14:04 CET

BPW now makes it possible to determine the weight of the load using a new type of sensor that via a hub wirelessly transmits its data from the drawbar trailer axle directly to end devices and via an ISO bus interface also to the driver's cab. This allows drivers and transport companies to gain full transparency over mileage and transported quantities – and can also bill by weight.

Predictive maintenance: BPW now offers measurement of brake lining wear in the trailer with a new sensor

Predictive maintenance: BPW now offers measurement of brake lining wear in the trailer with a new sensor

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2019 14:00 CET

The next generation of Europe’s top-selling trailer disc brake is in the starting blocks – but it doesn't come alone: BPW is also supplying a completely redeveloped sensor which is the first to continuously measure brake lining wear and thus enable visits to the garage to be timed perfectly. The system requires no maintenance and can be retrofitted for all BPW trailer disc brakes.

For use on construction sites: robust ECO Disc TS2 trailer disc brake from BPW

For use on construction sites: robust ECO Disc TS2 trailer disc brake from BPW

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 14:04 CET

Whether it's ready-mix concrete, sand or asphalt at 180 degrees Celsius, in the construction industry, trailers usually transport extreme payloads – the demands on braking performance are correspondingly high. BPW, Europe's largest trailer brake manufacturer, introduces the "ECO Disc TS2" – based on a successful concept that has been tried and tested more than two million times.

BPW reinvents the running gear for trailers: Fully digitalised modular concept for on- and off-road use

BPW reinvents the running gear for trailers: Fully digitalised modular concept for on- and off-road use

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 13:00 CET

With a platform for running gears that has been thoroughly redesigned, BPW now covers both on-road and off-road applications. This means that running gear can be configured for trailers that can be used just as easily and efficiently on the road as on the construction site. The highlight is a "digital DNA" that accompanies the vehicle throughout its life with intelligent services.

BPW is now also making low loader trailers a dream to manoeuvre

BPW is now also making low loader trailers a dream to manoeuvre

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 14:14 CET

Large manoeuvring areas for deliveries are a luxury that construction site logistics specialists can only dream of. On inner-city construction sites, things are especially tight – and not only with regard to space, but also in terms of timing. Drawbar trailers can now manoeuvre faster and more safely with an innovative auxiliary steering system from BPW.

‘Innovations in agricultural technology’ public choice award: BPW drive axle is gaining traction

‘Innovations in agricultural technology’ public choice award: BPW drive axle is gaining traction

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2019 14:00 CET

25 per cent more traction for the trailer on wet and difficult ground conditions and higher loads with smaller towing vehicles: these system benefits provided by the ‘AGRO Drive’ hydraulic drive axle have given BPW a bestseller among farmers and contractors. As a result, the drive axle has now won the most important public choice award in the agricultural industry.

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.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 11:00 CEST

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.

BPW revolutionises the running gear for trailers with modular architecture and "digital DNA"

BPW revolutionises the running gear for trailers with modular architecture and "digital DNA"

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 14:00 CEST

BPW, a leading supplier of axles and running gear technology for commercial vehicles worldwide, will be presenting a new platform for trailer running gears at the IAA: completely redesigned and digitalised, the configuration, construction and manufacturing of trailers has been considerably slimmed down and sped up. To do this, BPW uses newly developed laser techniques.

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.

IAA 2018: BPW presents innovative electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control

IAA 2018: BPW presents innovative electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:00 CEST

BPW will be showcasing its new electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover (Hall 26, Stand C31). This innovative system supports the steering functionality of trailers and is light, cost-effective and low-maintenance. This independent solution does not require approval, is particularly easy to install and can also be retrofitted.

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.

Even lighter, more robust and more economical: BPW will be presenting the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 at IAA 2018

Even lighter, more robust and more economical: BPW will be presenting the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 at IAA 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:00 CEST

Thanks to its intelligent design, the new disc brake ECO Disc TS2 sets new benchmarks in every way: it is now lighter, more robust and more economical. BPW will be presenting the innovative advances of its tried-and-tested product at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 (20-27 September in hall 26, stand C31) in Hannover.

Axle load of 12 tonnes now within reach of BPW air suspension Airlight II

Axle load of 12 tonnes now within reach of BPW air suspension Airlight II

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 15:00 CET

The international mobility and system partner BPW has extended the operating scope of its air suspension Airlight II for low loaders. With immediate effect, it can be installed in vehicles with an axle load of 12 tonnes.

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.

BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD now adopted as standard for Knapen moving floor trailers

BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD now adopted as standard for Knapen moving floor trailers

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 17:00 CEST

Knapen Trailers, the Dutch manufacturer of moving floor trailers is underlining its trust in BPW quality for its vehicles. With immediate effect the company is equipping its trailers with the new reinforced BPW air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD (EAC HD).

ECO Plus bearings enter the heavyweight division – BPW introduces Formula 1-style pit stops for 12 t low loader axles

ECO Plus bearings enter the heavyweight division – BPW introduces Formula 1-style pit stops for 12 t low loader axles

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2017 15:00 CEST

BPW has already revolutionised operation, maintenance and servicing of trailer axles with its popular 9 t ECO Plus bearings. Their enclosed design prolongs service life and achieves maximum availability. Following their introduction in 2000, ECO Plus bearings quickly became a best-seller and redefined the benchmark for economy within the industry.

Best-informed judges in commercial vehicle sector recognise BPW as top brand of 2017

Best-informed judges in commercial vehicle sector recognise BPW as top brand of 2017

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 16:37 CEST

Competition in the commercial vehicle industry is tough, and there are no stricter judges than the professionals who work with its manufacturers, products and solutions every day. It was by no means to be taken for granted that these industry experts would recognise BPW as the best brand for the 11th time in succession.

BPW initiates series production of air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD

BPW initiates series production of air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 15:08 CEST

BPW is now supplying its air suspension ECO Air COMPACT HD (EAC HD). Featuring the familiar two-part cast trailing arms, this modular air suspension has been further improved for the challenges encountered by nine-tonne axles with drum or disc brakes, and to withstand the greater stresses that arise in standard off-road operations.

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.
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