Subjects: Trucks, Transport vehicles
Digital summit on environmentally friendly transport: BPW welcomes new investment security for hauliers
BPW Bergische Achsen KG is welcoming the concept from the German Federal Ministry of Transport to fund environmentally friendly transport. The commitment to cover up to 80% of the additional vehicle costs for any tonnage creates investment and planning certainty for the vehicle industry. It will enable BPW and its partners to bring a 7.5-tonne electric vehicle to the market in 2021.
BPW releases sustainability report: keeping corporate responsibility alive and developing it further
The world of transport is developing at great speed and is coming face to face with current challenges from digitisation to new climate regulations to the coronavirus pandemic. BPW is facing this transition with the consistency of a family-owned company that is more than 120 years old, anticipating global and social megatrends and successfully shaping the things to come.
G. Leclerc Transport AG relies on idem telematics in all trucks and trailers in its fleet
Truck and trailer together make a strong team. In particular, there is enormous power in the intelligent cooperation of a tractor unit and semitrailer. The Swiss forwarder G. Leclerc Transport AG is making targeted use of this: the company's entire fleet (200 tractor units and 160 semi-trailers) is equipped with telematics from idem telematics.
BPW now links AirSave tyre pressure control system with telematics
The BPW "AirSave" tyre control system has become a bestseller because it saves tyres, fuel and nerves - and already returns a profit within its first year. BPW now supplies a telematics kit that automatically warns drivers, dispatchers and other recipients via an app, an online portal, email or SMS as soon as a tyre weakens.
BPW leading government-funded research project on autonomous transport of the future
An autonomous trailer will be an integral part of the autonomous transport systems of the future – after all, this is where goods are actually transported. This is also why Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a three-year research project to investigate the conditions necessary for a trailer that can be used autonomously. BPW is leading the consortium.
idem telematics once again emerges as class leader in the industry
The precision and unconditional reliability of truck and trailer telematics is essential for the transport of food and pharmaceuticals and idem telematics impressed the expert jury of the Telematics Awards with its innovative, tried and tested solutions. In 2020, the company has received an award in the category "Telematics for refrigerated transport".
Coronavirus assistance programme for transport companies: Spare parts packages from BPW and PE Automotive with discounts of up to 40%
Corona hits the transport industry hard. This means that many transport companies are doing without the purchase of new trailers, with some even saving on maintenance. BPW and PE Automotive are therefore launching a support programme together to have fleets of trailers reconditioned, keeping them on the road for longer.
BPW convinces vehicle manufacturers and freight forwarders with ease
Digitalisation, lack of drivers, climate regulations, corona crisis: in the transport world, nothing remains as it was. Only one thing seems to have been immovably fixed for 14 years: BPW wins the ETM Award as strongest brand for trailer axles and running gear systems.
T Sport Bernau: BPW Group extends partnership with Truck Racing Team
The Truck Racing Team T Sport Bernau with driver and runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete can look forward to the support of the BPW Group this year. PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG and BPW Bergische Achsen KG have extended their partnership with the team for 2020. The BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland as well as the brands Monark and Ermax are also getting involved.
BPW wins Automotive Brand Contest for motionist.com
A successful start for motionist.com: just one year after its launch, BPW's online transport and logistics portal has been awarded with the Automotive Brand Contest. The German Design Council's renowned international brand and design competition has honoured motionist.com as winner in the Digital category.
Digitalisation: BPW takes the lead in automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers - Transport industry ahead of transformation
The transport and logistics industry is on the brink of a radical transformation. The surprise: It is not the towing vehicle but the trailer that is driving the digital transformation – from vehicle construction to transport management to maintenance. BPW, a family enterprise from North-Rhine Westphalia, which is strengthening its lead as "Digital Champion" is providing the key technologies.
Marketplace for mobility data: BPW Group invests in UZE Mobility - Round target of € 7.2 million achieved in 1st quarter 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
idem telematics and Nagel-Group: Uncompromisingly reliable telematics for complex requirements
The Nagel-Group has over 7,000 vehicles in operation across Europe in order to deliver foodstuffs such as dairy products and fruit fresh, safe and on time to customers. "Our telematics requirements are accordingly high and very complex," explains Arthur Ebel, Fleet in Corporate Procurement & Fleet Management Supervisor of the Nagel-Group. "Idem telematics completely won us over here."
BPW is becoming increasingly involved in the digital platform economy
The BPW Group has already successfully established digital platforms and business models with the European market leader for trailer telematics, idem telematics, and webshop specialist and spare parts data aggregator PE Data. In future, the company intends to be even more adaptable when it comes to developing and implementing new digital ideas.
Summit with a lasting impact: BPW takes issues and demands from transport and logistics sector from Wiehl to German parliament
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.
Digital independence for forwarders: idem telematics wins German Telematics Award
Europe's leading trailer telematics system is also the best. This is the verdict given by the German Telematics Award panel of experts, one which is bestowed once every two years: idem telematics successfully relies on the principle of system openness in order to network practically everything in transport – including competing third-party systems. That's why forwarders also give top marks.